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Old 10-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #11
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Looks good. I'll have to try an off camera flash. Between the white balance and an off camera flash I'm sure I can come up with some colorful pictures.
For me I dont want the rest of the tank in focus when I do fish shots. If it was a tank image thats different. But a small depth of field is my choice for doing a close up. Hense the 1.4 fstop
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:26 PM   #12
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Here are a few of mine. Camera is Nikon D3100 with the stock lens. Since I have the stock lens and low lighting in the tank it makes hard to get lower iso and large aperture like I need for taking pics of the fish but I do my best. Full settings can be seen by clicking the links.


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Old 10-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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Subscribed. Amazing pics! keep them coming.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:49 PM   #14
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I tried to make my custom white balance, boy it didn't go well.
the images were extremely grainy, I have a lot of blue LED's (RGB) so I can turn them all to white. when I do the next custom white balance.

here is a quick example of my white balance with blue LED's still on
I like the blue hue when the tank is on, but maybe it's not good for pictures.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #15
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Great pics everyone! I'll be picking up a nice dSLR once I dig up the money
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #16
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anyone use the nikon d3200? I'm thinking of getting a DSLR, but i want a decent one that won't cost an arm and a leg
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:53 PM   #17
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anyone use the nikon d3200? I'm thinking of getting a DSLR, but i want a decent one that won't cost an arm and a leg
No but have you looked at the Canon Rebel T3? It's pretty cheap for the quality. Not sure about the Canon vs. Nikon thing lol this will be my first camera other than a point and shoot. So I'm not sure if you have a preference or not, but I've heard real good things about it.
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Canon have the edge if you want to shoot macro on Dx format. 1.6 crop factor vs the nikon Dx with 1.5 crop factor. I shoot nikon d3100. D3100 won awards for the camera, the kit lens is the best kit lens in the 18-55mm range of kit lenses. The new version comes with VR.
Agree with Honda tec. A fixed fast prime would be a better choice. The famous 50mm.
Full frame cameras are really expensive and the ideal choice for landscapes.

D3200 is upgraded version of d3100 with new expeed 3 image processing engine and the 24Mp sensor. 24Mp not really necessary unless you are printing super large scale. 10 Mp is more than sufficient for standard photo prints. Mp is a buzzword the companies use to keep selling cameras.
I've been practicing photography for about 13 months now. The choice really depends on what your preferred subject matter is. Dx lenses are very much cheaper than their full frame equivalents. They don't need so much glass to be optically perfect as they are tuned to the sensor size. A full frame lens on a Dx camera can help with vignetting that occurs with some of the cheaper full frame lenses.

You can use a polarising filter to reduce glare/reflections on glass but you lose approx 1 1/3 stops, depending on brand. They come in two versions for film and digital. Linear and circular respectively.
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Wait till black friday and get the d3100 or d3200, or t3 equivalent. I saw them down to mid $300s last year at this time. We've had the d3100 for a year or so and my only complaint is that in video mode you can hear the focus motor. Since it's not primarily a video camera I'm not complaining, though, and it's easy enough to put it in manual.
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anyone use the nikon d3200? I'm thinking of getting a DSLR, but i want a decent one that won't cost an arm and a leg
I'd like to have a D3200. Great camera that's not too expensive. I think you'd like it. But I will probably get the D7100 with next year's tax refund to replace my aging D300. Because the less expensive Nikons do not provide metering with manual focus lenses(and most of the lenses I have are manual). Canon(and other manufacturers)also make great cameras, but I have about 20 Nikon mount lenses. So I guess you could say I'm married to Nikon.
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