A&P I'm already kind of regretting my D3000.

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  1. cantankerously

    cantankerously Active Member

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    Got a D3000 with the kit lens, as well as the Nikkor 50mm 1.8 AF. Friend who just got a used D80 borrowed my lens and her pictures look FAR better than mine. :mad:
     
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    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    the D80 is a better cam than the D3000 for sure
     
  3. cantankerously

    cantankerously Active Member

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    Yeah - but for $300 - i really can't complain. :o
     
  4. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    that is pretty cheap, perhaps work on your photo/editing skills, photo quality of both cams should be nearly identical
     
  5. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    please elaborate

    how are the pics so much better?
     
  6. cantankerously

    cantankerously Active Member

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    Hard to explain it since I know jack about photography. But in my pictures, they often came out much more blurry, were less sharp, and had more noise. It had nothing to do with the person shooting since i used them both on auto mode. Her photos just seemed way better.
     
  7. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    yeah i'm gonna go ahead and say you might need to learn some shit first. your camera and a d80 using the same lenses should produce similar pics.
     
  8. zackflavored

    zackflavored KingShit's Post #55!

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    NOT true.
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    how so? they have the same CCD sensor right?
     
  10. themolsen

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    The difference is NOT the camera, me thinks. You need to learn how to use your camera

    Also, how are you focusing the 50mm 1.8? The D3000 doesn't have the built-in autofocus motor required to autofocus the 50mm. Manual focus is almost always going to be less accurate, especially in the hands of an amateur
     
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    I take a picture on auto with my D3000 and i get a worse picture than taking the exact picture on auto with the D80 - same lens. How does that have anything to do about knowing how to use a camera?
     
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    With my left hand.
     
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    Breaking News!

    A higher end camera takes better pics than a lower end camera.
     
  14. Wobistdu

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    wow dude

    ok first of all auto might be setting up the shots differently. auto might be picking a slow shutter than you move the camera and blur the picture

    why not try manual or semi manual shots. take the 50 1.8 and shoot the same thing with it

    aperture 1.8
    iso 200 or 400 to give a shutter of 1/250 or faster according to meter

    you'll get identical shots

    as far as "noise" the d3000 might be picking high ISOs on auto mode
     
  15. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    yeah this thread is about to get really bad :rofl:
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    and get yourself a 35 1.8. it will auto focus on the d3000 and takes sharper pics at 1.8 and 2.8
     
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    There's no way the differences in the cameras can account for the supposed striking difference between the photos compared.
     
  18. Heinzanova

    Heinzanova OT Supporter

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    $300... I sold my D80 for I think $400...

    Even so D80 was a horrible camera when compared to the D70 and the D90

    It was the bastard child of the line. I fucking hated that body, the Light Meter was often on crack.

    No D700 with Nikon Trinity No Care.
     
  19. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    LOL



    :io:
     
  20. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    As an active D80 shooter, it's ALWAYS on crack. Live and die by the histogram, always dialing in exposore comp for nearly every shot :wtc:
     
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    Yeah I dunno, that camera is just such fail. It almost made me jump ship to canon, I just like the wheel layout better on nikon. Also canon bodies feel so hollow (IE coworkers 5dmkII vs my D700).
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    you just proved everyone's point
     
  24. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I just work in manual most of the time, luckily, nikon's wheel setup makes it lightning fast to dial in exposure. Aperture priority is like playing russian roulette...

    I'm just dealing with it for now, was going to upgrade to a D90, but decided to hold out for a D300s.
     
  25. cantankerously

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    I'm just going to get a 50mm 1.4 probably.
     

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