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  1. Hahah S2K's are fun,a nd done right they look good:)
  2. If I were you, I would put a flash in a plastic bag (if I were ACTUALLY you id put it in like 3 bags JUST to make sure hahahah), and I would drop it in the tank so its bouncing off of the back (if your back has a mat). Then I would put a flash at the top facing towards the fish, and use a CIRCULAR POLARIZER to cut out the glare, and take the pic on like f1.8-f2.8 iso 200. Thats just coming from someone that has never done that type of photography though, so I mean I could be wrong but thats where I would start. And adjust it from there.
  3. Wow your lucky to have such beautiful areas/people to work with! So jealous! Lovely pics!!!
  4. Looks unreal! Wow thats such a beautiful location!
  5. Here is a Photoshoot from my friends Honda Civic Si
  6. Exactly my point. Its like anything that costs $, you get what you pay for.
  7. Some awesome pics came from cheap cameras, yes, but find a professional shot taken with a cheap setup of flying airplanes, or anything far away, even at night! To get good shots at night, far away, macro, etc....you need a good camera. I am not saying you need a $2,000-$5,000+ setup though. Your "dont buy a ford, buy a bmw instead" statement proves my point, a ford and a bmw will both get you to the same place (both get a picture), but the bmws interior will be extremely well made, the car will be built better, and it will be a more pleasurable ride (better detailed pic, less iso, high
  8. The words PHOTOGRAPHY and CHEAP never EVER should be used together:D!
  9. Thats a tamron, the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 is this. http://www.adorama.com/SG70200DNKAF.html Your pictures will be professional quality, Thats what I used for an air show and it worked great, if went to air shows more often I would just get a 400mm or 500mm but since I rarely do the 70-200 was perfect. And it will be a thousand times better then that nikon, which is going to be horrible in low light and quality wont be the best at all. But if reach is the most important thing and you dont mind having a average quality picture, then the Nikon would be the route to go.
  10. Since it has AFS on it, it will...but I will tell you right now thats not the best lens int he world, so if you want professional quality images then you should consider the Sigma 70-200 f2.8, its the best telephoto you can get for under $900 that will AF on your body.
  11. Wow thanks for the tip, I never knew that! Just the D300 and on the D40 I never used active D lighting, so I am very new to active D lighting. I shoot in raw 24/7 so I guess theres no point in having it on:D
  12. Bring an umbrella! And have fun, even if your lens is only a kit wide angle! Make the best of it and enjoy yourself.
  13. Nope most camera manuals wouldnt have it due to the fact that most kit lens dont come with VR untill you get into the higher end cameras. Plus its more of a lens based feature, has nothing to do with the camera body. If you wanna buy a "For dummies" camera specific book, I think it woudl help you ALOT...when I was getting use to my Nikon D40 I bought the book and read it about 5 times and it was litearlly majority of the reason why I learned so fast, so you could buy the Nikon D5000 one! Only $20-$30 and its VERY worth it! OR if you wanna save money you can just ask me and
  14. No keep Active D lighting on, and turn VR on. Vr is Nikons Vibration Reduction, basically if your using slow shutter speeds the VR will counter your hand shake/wobble and you can get crisper pictures when moving the camera.
  15. The sport mode will completely freeze the subject so put it on "S" for shutter priority, then you ONLY have to change the shutter speed, and I know for a fact 1/125th, 1/200th, or 1/250th....will be the best settings for that. So just remember those 3, take pics with each (1/200th will probably be the best), and zoom in on the picture after yout ake it and make sure the planes fully sharp, but the propeller(sp) is a tad bit blurry like the pics above
  16. Awesome! Photography is an amazing hobby! If you have any questions just post on here we all can help ya out. Good luck at the event man! If you cant find something out just ask another photographer there I am sure they will be glad to help ya out!
  17. Well I am just guessing he has something like a d40, d3000, or something similar to those, which actually do have noticable noise at 800. Plus in daylight ISO 200 + slow shutter speed = will still give you an aperture around f11-f16 usually. So no use getting the aperture higher then that. And I actually didnt use a noise filter, those were shot at ISO200, was bright as hell that day! I went home as red as a lobster cuz of the sun LOL Oh and just to throw this out, try putting active D lighting on, and I highly suggest shooting in RAW if you arnt alraedy!
  18. Here are some recent pics I took last couple weeks.
  19. Exaclty but a high iso and low aperture rarely work unless its really dark, plus ISO looks bad on skys. So I suggest putting your camera on shutter priority mode (P), with an iso on 200 or less. The shutter speed should be around the 1/250th range but you can speed it upor slow it down if you need depending on how pics are turning out so dont be afraid to test things out. Put camera on continous shooting mode for sure, it helps alot, just hold in the shutter release halfway and when you wanna shoot the pic just click! Have fun! Just a few from when I went to
  20. Got myself a Nikon D300 :] With a mb-d10!
  21. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4740731074_c412061af1.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4740733732_3125120e68.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4740737812_0bee58233c.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4740105763_2269460bca.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4740100479_65ca027ecf.jpg http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4740108571_a504c2bf33.jpg
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