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Nikon D90

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yahoo...I'm getting a Nikon D90! A gift! Totally did NOT expect it and do not know anything about digital photography.

My "other" camera is a Minolta Maxxium 7. I hate to give up "the old way" and all the lens that go with it...but I suppose it's time.

Was just reading the thread concerning taking DSLR's on the mountain. Now I'm afraid. Used to take my Minolta...kept it close to my heart (in a harness), under jacket and it was fine.

Am I going to have seperate issues with a digital? I guess my question is...are they more likely to have condensation, problems with cold, etc? Or are they about the same as my other camera?

I won't have it till next week and I'm headed to Breckenridge shortly after. Can't wait for either!
post #2 of 18
It's about the same as the old camera. I don't know the D90 specifically, but a lot of the DSLRs have better weatherproofing than film cameras.

What lens(es) are you getting with it?
post #3 of 18
the d90 is going to be a lot bigger then your old minolta, but the thought is the same.
My Canon 40D is way to big to take up the mountain, so I just take up my 750 point and shoot.

I immagine he's getting a packaged setup. D90 with something like a 28-70 3.5-5.6
post #4 of 18
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Bigger? Ut oh. I was hoping for "about the same". Here's what I'm gettin with it. (from adorama)

AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Lens %26amp%3B Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5
.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Lens
post #5 of 18
Nice! I took my D80 with me last year and didn't have a problem. Haven't had a chance with the D90 this year.

CJ
post #6 of 18
Nice, they have Vibration Reduction.
This feature really rocks.
It makes a big difference.

I think ED is their special glass, I cannot remember.
cannon is L glass. I have a 28-135 3.5-5.6 IS

Is it a full format version or not?

Bummer on that 70-300 being a 4.5- 5.6
post #7 of 18
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It is here....battery charging....  I'm a happy girl!

post #8 of 18

Glad to hear it.

 

try and pay attention to your battery charge time. I'm really curious if its as fast as my Cannon charge time. Full charge in like 30 mins for me. I really should time it, it's quite quick.

 

Thoughts or comments on your product?

post #9 of 18
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Wow...a lot to play with and figure out.  Book said 2.5 hours for battery charge.  I think it was 2 hours.  T

 

This digial thing is all new to me...hoping to take it to the Steeler Victory Parade tomorrow but not sure I'm going yet.  Trying!

 

post #10 of 18

I'll happily try and help you with any digital questions have, as well i'm sure there are otheres here who can as well.

post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Talyn View Post

Glad to hear it.

 

try and pay attention to your battery charge time. I'm really curious if its as fast as my Cannon charge time. Full charge in like 30 mins for me. I really should time it, it's quite quick.

 

Thoughts or comments on your product?

 

Thanks for reminding me - my 5D batteries need recharging...

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/ksutton0913/VictoryParade?feat=directlink#

Well, thought I better jump in with both feet.  So I went to the Steeler Victory Parade with camera in hand.  LOVE THE CAMERA!  My toes were frozen but I was happy.

 

Obviously...still learning.  Please feel free to make comments if you visit the pictures.  (Keep in mind, I was in a crowd.  Already making excuses for my shots.  Oh well.)

 

I'm sure I'll have a ton of questions as I work with this. 

 

 

post #13 of 18

Nice shots. Quick question, though...

Did you have to shrink them to upload to picasaweb?

(if not, what resolution have you got your camera set to?)

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

The site did the shrinking for me.  Cuz I sure wouldn't know how. 

post #15 of 18
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Here's a question....Do you guys charge your battery BEFORE it's drained?  For example, if it's not dead yet but only has a short life and you want to take it on the mountain tomorrow...????  Or do you keep a spare battery in the charger to take along? 

 

I hate being so "digital stupid".  Would hate to be on a day trip and have the battery go dead.  I honestly am not trying to be a pain, just trying to learn.  Thanks in advance.

post #16 of 18
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Here's a question....Do you guys charge your battery BEFORE it's drained?  For example, if it's not dead yet but only has a short life and you want to take it on the mountain tomorrow...????  Or do you keep a spare battery in the charger to take along? 

 

I hate being so "digital stupid".  Would hate to be on a day trip and have the battery go dead.  I honestly am not trying to be a pain, just trying to learn.  Thanks in advance.

 

Depends on the battery type.

I always try to use mine as long as possible, but lithium ion's do not have charge memory as much as older style rechargeables.

It's pretty hard to completly drain a camera battery, so i just use it till I know i'll need it all day the next day then i charge it.

I can take a good 500 or more photo's on one battery, but i rarely use flash.

post #17 of 18

I charge them when I remember to, or if I'm about to go out to take a lot of shots, I'll make a point of charging them.

I normally carry a spare battery with me - if you're going out in the cold, keep the battery in an inside pocket, near your body, so it stays warm - that way the charge will last longer.

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post

I charge them when I remember to, or if I'm about to go out to take a lot of shots, I'll make a point of charging them.

I normally carry a spare battery with me - if you're going out in the cold, keep the battery in an inside pocket, near your body, so it stays warm - that way the charge will last longer.

 

yea, batteries do not like cold, no matter the type.

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