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Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
Mar 6th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" I'm a Nikon girl, but there are a bunch of Canon mamas in here who I'm sure will know :) Snapsort.com is awesome for comparing cameras. It tells you the pros & cons & benefits of each."</blockquote>




Yeah I've been reading reviews, Nikon seems to be more universal with their lens. I just don't want to invest a lot in a camera I'm not going to be satisfied with. It makes me nervous!

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting l☮j:" There is a button on the side by your lens, push it, and toggle the FRONT wheel til it goes to one single point."


Ahh! There we go. Thank you! I was using that button to switch with the back wheel :oops: This camera is definitely a lot heavier than my D5100. I think* I know where all my settings are now.:D

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Ahh! There we go. Thank you! I was using that button to switch with the back wheel :oops: This camera is definitely a lot heavier than my D5100. I think* I know where all my settings are now.:D"

Check this out
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d7000.htm
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d7000/users-guide/
:)

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" I'm a Nikon girl, but there ... [snip!] ... with their lens. I just don't want to invest a lot in a camera I'm not going to be satisfied with. It makes me nervous!"


I personally had the Nikon D5100 first, & I actually loved it. I just upgraded to the Nikon D7000 mainly because it brought me from 11 focal points to 39. They're both great cameras & I use them with the 50 mm 1.8 lens. It is a really nice lens to have.

Carter&Violet♥ She Gone! 2 kids; Virginia 14177 posts
Mar 6th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" I personally had the Nikon D5100 first, & I actually loved it. I just upgraded to the Nikon D7000 ... [snip!] ... 11 focal points to 39. They're both great cameras & I use them with the 50 mm 1.8 lens. It is a really nice lens to have."</blockquote>




See I'm almost positive my dad has the d7000 and loves it too.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" I personally had the Nikon D5100 ... [snip!] ... lens. It is a really nice lens to have."</blockquote> See I'm almost positive my dad has the d7000 and loves it too."

Love my D7000.
:)

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting l☮j:" Check this out http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d7000.htm http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d7000/users-guide/ :)"


Very helpful links! Thanks mama.

Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" I personally had the Nikon D5100 ... [snip!] ... lens. It is a really nice lens to have."</blockquote> See I'm almost positive my dad has the d7000 and loves it too."


I literally just got mine this morning, lol but I love it so far. I got it refurbished at Adorama for $749 & it looks & works perfectly new.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
Mar 6th '13

sorry for another sleepy picture. I love taking pictures of him sleeping and with him being sick, I'm able to get a lot of them :wink:



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Ryleigh's Mama 1 child; West Virginia 10703 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" sorry for another sleepy picture. I love taking pictures of him sleeping and with him being sick, I'm able to get a lot of them :wink: "


Aww! Sleepy pictures are the best.

Ellie. 2 kids; Arizona 25439 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" sorry for another sleepy picture. I love taking pictures of him sleeping and with him being sick, I'm able to get a lot of them :wink: "


Thats so sweet, even though it sucks that he's sick. Are these shots SOOC or have you edited at all?

☮live Due January 23; 2 kids; Nampa, Idaho 14721 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting Cheryle [TOG]:" sorry for another sleepy picture. I love taking pictures of him sleeping and with him being sick, I'm able to get a lot of them :wink: "


His lashes are beautiful! Hope he feels better soon.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
Mar 6th '13

Thanks everyone.



I shoot RAW so I did play with it in LR before exporting it as a JPG.

.t a y l o r. 3 kids; Indiana 3847 posts
Mar 6th '13

I have a potentially dumb question.
Does shooting in RAW as opposed to jpg effect the quality of the image? I've never understood the difference.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
Mar 6th '13
Quoting .t a y l o r.:" I have a potentially dumb question. Does shooting in RAW as opposed to jpg effect the quality of the image? I've never understood the difference."


All pictures are taken in RAW. If you're shooting in JPG, it just means your camera applies an edit and then discards all the other information and gives you the smaller JPG file that it made for you.



Basically keeping the file as a RAW file means you have control over all the information that is in that file and you can decide what you do to that file so that the finished picture is how you want it. It just gives you way way more control and way more opportunities in working with that file.



This probably explains it better than I can: http://digital-photography-school.com/raw-vs-jpeg