A&P Talk to me about the Nikon D60

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  1. Noparking

    Noparking Platinum Member OT Supporter

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    For Christmas this year my parents gave me a new camera. I know little to nothing about photography and cameras. I've always just used a point and shoot. Will this be a good camera to learn with and "grow" as a novice photographer? I will be using it instead of my point and shoot day to day, but I'm really excited to take it to the mountain to take pictures of snowboarding/skiing, downhill biking, and to the coast for pictures of surfing. So, is this a good all around camera? Will it do what I want it to do well? Is there something else I should be looking at?

    Thank you for any and all help you can give to me.
     
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    It's a good camera, but if you really get into photography you will likely want a new one within a year.

    I used a D50 for a year and a half then wanted to upgrade.

    But it is a good way to get started and find out if you really want to dump more money into the hobby or not. Did you get the 18-55 and 55-200 lenses?
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    It will certainly be more than enough for you to learn the basics, and advanced aspects of photography.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    it's a GREAT camera for what it is supposed to do...introduce people from the Point and Shoot world to DSLR's.

    You'll be able to start building a nice collection of lenses if choose to do so, and they'll all work when you decide you've outgrown the body. Learn everything you can and enjoy the camera and don't let the haters deter you from the enjoyment.
     
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    Noparking Platinum Member OT Supporter

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    Yes it did, are they any good to start with for what I would like to use it for?
     
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    Noparking Platinum Member OT Supporter

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    this is some good info I wasn't sure about.
     
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    What he said
     
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    As a side note since it hasn't been mentioned yet, if you want to buy more lenses, they need to be AF-S lenses if you want them to autofocus on the D60.

    Older non "AF-S" lenses will only be able to be used by manual focus.
     
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    Noparking Platinum Member OT Supporter

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    this is good to know, thank you
     
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    Yeah this is the only pain I have been able to find about it.

    I have it currently and love it.
     

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