View Full Version : Succulent - Still testing the D3s
07-05-2010, 08:07 PM
a little succulent...
105mm Micro f4.5, 1/100 ISO640
07-05-2010, 08:12 PM
Yep! I like this...very supple..simple composition, etc. Do you like the D3s? I must admit that my D3's perform really well, so the upgrade to a D3s must be justified, and judging by this wellllll......could be credit card melt down.
07-05-2010, 08:12 PM
really like the composition and exposure on this one, but it looks a little soft. Seems to work on this image though.
Your design background is clearly an advantage
07-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Hi Mike, thank you! I do like the D3s - its a beauty! But, I've come from using a D200, so it should blow my mind! I've found it very easy to use and it just works. I'm no techno nut, so the technicalities of things can confuse this little pee brain easily and even with my brain as a barrier everything works well - go and get one..... ITS SOOOO WORTH IT !! lol
And thank you Cookster.... yeah, this is quite soft - it has bugged me a bit, but thought I'd share it anyway. It was photo number 83 taken with the camera, so I was still getting used to how a Micro/Macro lens worked....its very touchy on where it focus's.....definately will get the tripod out next time....don't know what I was thinking trying to do macro shots without one....but I am a girl, and was excited....and impatient.....did I mention excited? lol So are you going to buy a D3s and join Mike and myself then, huh ?? lol
07-05-2010, 09:10 PM
me my a D3? Not with my current wife ;-) I was actually thinking you better treat your man right because im likely to steal him from you if he has a habit of buying kit like that as presents. I'm male and straight, but would be willing to switch and put on a dress for that kind of kit. :-)
Seriously though, no, doubt I would ever by a D3 and not even sure if I want a full frame camera. I am basically an amateur and do a little bit of paid work (pub/restaurant shoots), but I really like the compactness of my D80. A D3 would just be too big to carry around i feel. (especially since most of my pics are of the kids and friends and social events)
So what is your passion? Macro ? Interiors ? portraits ?
07-05-2010, 09:22 PM
Oh you make me laugh out loud!! Yes, I know I am a very lucky girl to have such a wonderful man who likes to keep his wifey happy! I know he's buttering me up for a big purchase of his own....just hoping it isn't a Bugatti (I wish)....hubby isn't sure what his purchase is going to be yet either, probably a Harley I'm thinking. Hubby just made a comment about some "wife swapping" - but I wont go there...just new on this list and would like to stay here without being kicked off the first day! ;)
I do understand what you say about the compactness of your camera vs anything big. I am still getting used to that myself. The D200 I've come from was a weighty camera, but the glass wasn't heavy, but this new glass - OMG - I am actually doing training each day with it so I don't get a sore back when lugging it around with the 200mm zoom on. I'll build up strength eventually, but its not the sort of thing I'd be wanting to hang around my neck for hours on end. I understand why these pro's have so many bodies. Guess I'll have to put a 2nd body on my Christmas list!!
I am a very creative person, so to tell you what my passion is, well, its "everything"! I used to do animal (cat) photography, thats where my journey originally started, and for paying work, its heading into Interior / Architecutre. Portraits freak me out at this stage, I have absolutely no desire to shoot people. But I was forced into taking a 11 day old baby a few weeks back and whilst the experience of that was less than fun...I can't help but revisit those photos. There's something appealing that draws you in with portraits that architecture doesn't do. I guess, I like to take photos of beautiful things and I see beauty everywhere (ooh, that sounds quite corny doesn't it!) LOL
here I go waffling again....
07-05-2010, 09:39 PM
Yeah..your skills so far seem to be photography and talking (well typing anyway) :-D I bet if you tell your husband that he will nod his head. ;-)
Portraits are my passion, but it is hard and i'm learning more each day through the help of the guys here.
I notice you are in Melbourne...take a look at the Melbourne Meet planned for August. Looks like it could be a great event. One of the members (Antsan) has organised sole use of an old steam train for the day.
07-05-2010, 09:45 PM
Well, I am a sales Rep basically - hence the talking I have down to a "T". lol And I used to be a speed typist in a previous life, so I can type as fast as I can think - which can and does get me into trouble...once we meet you'll know I type exactly the way I talk (and yes, I also laugh - ALOT), hense the LOL's everywhere.
FOR SURE - I am definately wanting to go to Malden in August - I'll be there and will have the hubby in tow too. Are you a Melbourne boy?
I'm off to check out the Portrait section..... check out your work!! ;)
07-05-2010, 10:08 PM
yeah..melbourne boy. SE as well. I didn't realise it was in Malden until now but that still should be fine. Just not sure if i'll bring the family now..could be too long for the kids who will probably get ratty.
07-05-2010, 10:15 PM
we could car pool if you leave the kids at home....will have room for 2 bodies! Oh now I type that, hubby is saying we should head up on Friday night after work and stay up there for the weekend....how romantic (I mean for him and I.....you'd need to get your own room!) LOL (I crack myself up!)
07-05-2010, 10:17 PM
ha ha...no way i'm getting a leave pass for an overnighter anyway. Instructions say 1 hour from melbourne, but iphone says 2hours 20 from Glen Waverley.....so not sure which is correct. Either way, too much for a daytrip with the kids.
07-05-2010, 10:23 PM
Yeah, its a bit of a drive....I am in Pakenham and we did it in just under 2 hours a few weeks back. The trick is not to head into Castlemaine, but head further up the FWY and there is another turn off - it cuts off a bit of time and you don't have to sit behind the "sunday drivers".
What a shame about the kids and such a long day for them. Hope you get to come tho.
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