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My first shots where rather blurry, especially the macro ones.

I just got my first macro shot clear and sharp (thanks to Fourstaff) :) Here it is - it's a small ornament 2.5 inches in size:





Criticism welcome!
 
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BP you'll love that camera!! I have the E520 and I just love it! gotta get a micro lens but I just know this camera!

nice shot Bp
 

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Now that you play around with your new camera, you might be sucked into a photographic frenzy. By that time, you will have to choose which camera make to follow, because once you commit to one brand of camera, you are stuck as the lenses are not interchangeable.
 
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Now that you play around with your new camera, you might be sucked into a photographic frenzy. By that time, you will have to choose which camera make to follow, because once you commit to one brand of camera, you are stuck as the lenses are not interchangeable.
Not totally true, as some lenses have been modified to work on other systems. But for 99.9% of people, that is the case. I do have a friend who is a professional photographer who loves his Olympus. And he does have some very high end Canon gear as well.

Black Panther, there are some very good tutorials at http://photo.net/ .
Also, they do have Olympus user forums as well. Good site.
 

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If you are referring to adapters, then it will work. But some lenses work better on its native environment. Better stick with one brand than to get adapters, unless absolutely necessary.
 

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I'm definitely impressed - ok this is my very first dslr (albeit released 4 yrs ago) so that explains it...

Definitely a lot of difference from my LG Arena cellphone cam!



I just bought a nice bag for it, and a pc connector as well from ebay. I have a card reader but it's more handy to have the pc connector.

I also have to buy a memory card. I was using the mem card from my old Canon Digital Ixus 400 but it's only 128MB lol and barely 8 raw photos fit! :laugh:

Which size do you suggest I get? I was thinking 8GB minimum?

Also, would any mem card fit? I mean this cam is oldish and I'm not really up to date on mem card technology...
 
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I currently use 2 4G and 1 8G SD cards for my Nikon D5000. Honestly, 2 4G cards should be plenty. As for which cards, you will have to check. Don't panic about the ultra speed cards, as those only show their worth on the big 20+ Megapixel cams.

EDIT: Here's a review on that camera. May give some useful insight. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse330/
 
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I'm definitely impressed - ok this is my very first dslr (albeit released 4 yrs ago) so that explains it...

Definitely a lot of difference from my LG Arena cellphone cam!
http://images.gorillarape.com/hosted/20100529105417p1948_29-05-10.jpg
http://img.techpowerup.org/100529/Untitled861.jpg

I just bought a nice bag for it, and a pc connector as well from ebay. I have a card reader but it's more handy to have the pc connector.

I also have to buy a memory card. I was using the mem card from my old Canon Digital Ixus 400 but it's only 128MB lol and barely 8 raw photos fit! :laugh:

Which size do you suggest I get? I was thinking 8GB minimum?

Also, would any mem card fit? I mean this cam is oldish and I'm not really up to date on mem card technology...
Look into the manual for the size of card that will fit it.. I believe mine can only go up to 16gb for a card..

Brand, I don't see a difference on it.. But, then again, I all ways get ether adata or Transcend since I know they will be good ones..
 

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I am not sure if xD is compatible with SD (I suspect not) and its obsolete, so you are better off with a high speed Compact Flash card which you may be able to use in other DSLR you have in mind. Most entry level DSLR nowadays use SD, so you might not be able to reuse your CF card, but you can easily sell them. 8GB is good if you are shooting RAW.

You might be interested in this: http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...rKFde3-QaMgcWVCQ&sa=title&ved=0CAcQ8wIwADgA#p

Edit: After reading King Wookie's post, yes, you can ignore the "high speed" part of the CF card.
 
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xD is totally different than SD.

I personally have bought and used three Sandisk Xtreme III 30MB/s Edition 8GB SDHC cards. With my D60s, and my little sister's D3000, you can hold down the shutter in automatic mode, and take 3 shots a second until the cows come home, and it creates some really cool stop motion photo slides. I won't ever use anything else in a DSLR.
 
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Some more pics from my SX20IS...

Was an active attempt to get a good shot in very high light contrast - very direct bright sunlight vs very dark shadow...


Macro'ish shot taken from quite some distance away using the tele...


And the other dog... just because...

EDIT : It's my SISTERS dog! Honest! (Schedules an appeal against the loss of man-card)

 
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Why in the hell are your dog's nails pink? Your man card has been revoked, hand it over, please. lol.
 

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Then you must forbid her from applying such a travesty to a poor defenseless animal.
Sadly that one likes nothing better than lying around for hours getting her nails done... :\ A real girls dog...

But the colors where pretty and the water was ripply so - BAM, Photo'd...
 

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Thought these pics were pretty good when I got home today and reviewed them:

Fishing in the spring ~ Alaska style:)







 
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Rainbow Trouts? Or you painted them pink too? Nice catch
 

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Spawning Alaska trout. They have some beautiful colors this time of the year. Sorry, no paint was applied:)
 

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Your beard went white when you caught the second fish??

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I present my green bearded dog.......2 hours before I cut the lawn and he decided it was a good idea to roll on the fresh cut grass. :shadedshu :laugh:




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hahahaha you cought your dog blinking, didnt you tell him to say cheese and be ready:roll: