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    New DSLR-Nikon D80

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    New DSLR-Nikon D80
    I just picked up a Nikon D80 to "go" with my Macbook. They both fit into my pack, and should make for a good mobile photo "lab".

    Its my first DSLR and I'm pretty stoked about the possibilities. Years ago I was into 35mm SLR's but as the digital age took over, I turned to point and shoot cameras for the ease of "developing" photos.

    Its been so long, I need to re-learn a lot of things. I've taken a few photos, but nothing great yet, mostly just my cat. Hopefully the weather will be nice tomorrow, so I can get some scenic shots.

    I need to get a decent, but not so complicated photo app. What do you guys recommend? Free would be nice, but I'm willing to spend a little. I'm just a hobbyist, and have no professional aspirations.



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    Life's rough when you have nothing to do all day. I could barely coax her into opening her eyes. I took that shot from 15 feet away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie1210 View Post
    Life's rough when you have nothing to do all day. I could barely coax her into opening her eyes. I took that shot from 15 feet away.
    Don't worry, it's cute!!
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    Nice! Congrats. What lens are you using?
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    The kit 18-135.

    I'm thinking of getting the 50mm 1.4 for low light photos.

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    New DSLR-Nikon D80

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    The autofocus is great. I focused on this little guy from across the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie1210 View Post
    The kit 18-135.

    I'm thinking of getting the 50mm 1.4 for low light photos.
    I've got that lens on my FM2. I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemondime View Post
    I've got that lens on my FM2. I love it.
    I have the â/1.8 version on my EM and it does great.
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    Back to my question......what about software?

    iPhoto seems rather clunky to me, and the trial version of Capture NX2 seems pretty complicated.

    Any recommendations?

    Is Capture NX2 worth the learning curve?

    Suggestions?

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    She likes the bag.

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    New DSLR-Nikon D80

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    You should try Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac...
    Early 2008 MBP 15" 2.4ghz(Penryn)/2GB ram/200g HD/NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT w/ 256MB Vram/ etc....

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    She likes the bag.
    IM OFF 2 SKOOL L8R GUYZ




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgesrtx View Post
    You should try Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac...
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    Very useful
    iTouch/iPhone/Mac =

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    New DSLR-Nikon D80

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    I'm using the trial version of Capture NX2 right now. what do you guys think of it?

    I know....my cat pics are kinda lame, but I'm still getting used to the functions of the D80. Starting out slow, so to speak.



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