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02-03-2008, 11:06 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by lastdodobird Quote
Thanks guys. Glad to see much love for primes here. And of course, good photographers make good photos, not good gear. Hehe.

But not to sound ungrateful or anything, because I am. I was sort of hoping for more of the "tips and tricks/do's and dont's" type of advice like what to look out for during the trek that would be a good opportunity for a shot... or if anything, maybe something like "don't attempt to take this kind of shot since it wouldn't work with your lens" or something of the sort.

Do:
Look for short tele opportunities.
Don't:
Try shooting wideangle

On a more serious note, well you just have to step back a bit. the DA40 is definitely not too long to shoot landscapes. Bit hard to tell you how to apply it to a scene I have never seen, but above is true, think short tele, while you are out and about.

And do use the supplied hood, it is very effective.

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A single prime is the best thing you can do for your own photographic growth. I lived for years with a ZX-M and cheap 28-200 and 18-28 lenses; it wasn't until had a 50mm prime (two years later) that my photography took off. A 40mm prime is a bit long in digital, but still a fine choice. I'd repeat others' suggestions that the 21mm prime is a good investment, but don't fret... you'll get better pictures, regardless, if you're forced to make a lens work. Great photos exist at all focal lengths; this will teach you to find some of them.

Best of luck, and just have fun out there,

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There's nothing better I could have down than spent three months with the forementioned fungus-filled 50mm. Manual focus, manual exposure seals the deal.

Still... if you're not already hooked, it might be a turnoff.
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Well, I tried out the panorama suggestion and here's what I got:

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Very nice composition

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That turned out great!
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QuoteOriginally posted by lastdodobird Quote
Thanks guys. Glad to see much love for primes here. And of course, good photographers make good photos, not good gear. Hehe.

But not to sound ungrateful or anything, because I am. I was sort of hoping for more of the "tips and tricks/do's and dont's" type of advice like what to look out for during the trek that would be a good opportunity for a shot... or if anything, maybe something like "don't attempt to take this kind of shot since it wouldn't work with your lens" or something of the sort.

Actual shots taken cost nothing.
Do: take as many shots as you can the ones that don't work can be easily deleted
Don't: Pass up on a shot that you don't know FOR SURE won't work. Some of my best shots have been "what the heck, it might not work but lets try it anyway" of course a LOT of those shots don't work, but sometimes you get very pleasantly surprised.

NaCl("wow! I didn't know this lens could do that!" )H2O
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