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Old 02-05-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Testing Out New Camera (nx300): Planted Tank 17g

Got my (late) xmas present in the mail today... it's also going to be for my photography course I'm taking next session. Anyways, it's the nx300. Don't know how to take pics yet outside of Auto. But took a couple test shots today on auto, thought they looked nice...LOL



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Mehhhh, looks okayy, I guess... C'mon. Attention to detail is extraordinarily exquisite. I wish I could apply the amount of patience I have at work to my tanks, guess my back just isn't into as much..nice work man, camera ain't bad either.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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Mehhhh, looks okayy, I guess... C'mon. Attention to detail is extraordinarily exquisite. I wish I could apply the amount of patience I have at work to my tanks, guess my back just isn't into as much..nice work man, camera ain't bad either.
Thank you, Brookster. I've just been doing the scaping aspect for a couple of years. You can do it too, just takes research and practice. It's a stress reliever when I get in my Zen moments. I've still yet to learn the "less is more" mantra as my tanks always seem to suffer as a product of my collectoritist syndrome.

Anyways, hope you learn some tricks with the camera soon. Should be fun.
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Getting a little trigger happy with the NX300. Still a work in progress. Ventured out of auto for these. My settings are all crazy!

Tank still (along with my photo skills) coming along. UG still carpeting in.

Pics of my new embers. Experimenting with shutter priority mode to isolate and freeze their motion. AF wasn't cooperating so I tried MF with a focus peaking feature.





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Close-Up of my elatine triandra, it just started taking off!



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Check out the UG... it's sending runners like a good little plant!


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What's powering it all... the Sat+ X2!



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And lastly, end the night with a nice cloud cover dynamic mode. Oops, should have turned off my tv.
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Great job Brian. Looks like you'll be a pap in no time...lol. I particularly like the first two pictures. Super detail on the fish. They almost look like they were superimposed into the picture!!!
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Haha... thanks, Ian!
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So cool don't know how you have time to perfect something like that but so awesome regardless!
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So cool don't know how you have time to perfect something like that but so awesome regardless!
I'm guessing Brian is a bit of a gadget man!!!
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Great shots Brian! How many settings have you figured out and played with so far. LOL They have plenty don't they. My D5300 even has built in GPS. Good grief! I can see why it might be handy after taking many pics for years you could forget where a favorite shot was taken. Each pic would have the GPS coordinates recorded. What will they think of next? I took your advice and researched the extension tubes for macros. I learned that when I tried ten years ago I was using too short of a lens to be practical. With the 18-140mm they should work great. Thanks to you I'll get a set and save Boo Koo money over a macro. Weather getting better, soon I'll get to go on a macro wildflower/scenic shots day trip. Can't wait! OS.
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Thanks OS. Your camera sounds super nice. Maybe one day if I really like this hobby and if I have enough disposable income in the future, perhaps I'll get a full frame DSLR. It would probably be Canon because we have some glass in that system.

GPS sounds pretty nifty. I like how my camera has all this WiFi connectivity. I can email pics directly off the camera. And I can use my android phone as a remote viewfinder and remote trigger.

Anyways, my GF is the one who schooled me on extension tubes. She got the cheapest one for get Canon but she can produce amazing results.

I just bought extension tubes myself. I'm still new at photography but I'm going to try them soon on my Samsung. However, my GF uses them with her Canon EOS with the 18-55 kit lens. Her extension tubes have no electrical connection so it's all manual focus. But you can spend a little extra and find some with the electrical.

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