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    Hi, I think it is fine what you are seeing. I...

    Hi,

    I think it is fine what you are seeing. I have the D80 too and use this often because it always over expose, especially in bright daylight.

    Having exposure comp at -0.7 will bump down...
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    Fantastic site!!! Didn't realize Singapore was...

    Fantastic site!!! Didn't realize Singapore was such an active participants in such stuff!
  3. Kellie, I go with #3!!! All the best!!!

    Kellie, I go with #3!!!

    All the best!!!
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    I think the focussing screen can be bought at...

    I think the focussing screen can be bought at some good camera shops, i remember, my friend buying and replacing before... And it should not cost too much for the screen (if i'm not wrong).
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    lol.. sorry to hear about the scratched screen......

    lol.. sorry to hear about the scratched screen... there probably was no need to take the whole thing out... I had the same problem, and used a brush to give it a swipe, and that was it..

    I think...
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    Yes, did crop, but about 1/3 way in... and...

    Yes, did crop, but about 1/3 way in... and boosted with auto-enhance in Picture Perfect... It is noisy...

    So here's what i did, definitely not the best way to go..

    Used manual mode, set f/8...
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    sigma 70-300 at 300mm f/8 @ 1/400s

    sigma 70-300 at 300mm
    f/8 @ 1/400s
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    Oh, yes, rawpaw18, HSM is the word... thanks... ...

    Oh, yes, rawpaw18, HSM is the word... thanks...

    Chromance, I see a lot of lens and camera recommendation and stuff flying around... hard decision eh... but again.. its really what type of shooter...
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    I think the sigma 17-70 is IF though. The front...

    I think the sigma 17-70 is IF though. The front does not rotate as it focuses. And think i read that it is Internal focus. IF = AF-S?
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    Coldrain, thanks for the pointers on the...

    Coldrain, thanks for the pointers on the metering.

    Been trying to learn how to meter consistently, and been trying to get away from matrix, so that I know exactly how my shots will turn out. As...
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    Rooz, just to bring home the point, even though...

    Rooz, just to bring home the point, even though you see in the viewfinder a dark scene after pressing the DOF button at f/22, it'll still turn out to be properly exposed, since the shutter speed will...
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    nice... may i know what metering mode you used??...

    nice... may i know what metering mode you used?? and if you metered off anything?
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    rooz, try the following, use f/1.8 and frame a...

    rooz, try the following,

    use f/1.8 and frame a pic and focus on something in the middle such that you get shallow depth of field. make sure you can see some thing in the foreground and it should...
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    never used the VR before, but its generally...

    never used the VR before, but its generally claimed that it'll give u 2-4 stops..

    meaning, if i hand held and shoot a pic at 1/300s for the sigma (at 300mm) to get a good shot (no camera shake...
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    wow.. seems like i need to graduate from picture...

    wow.. seems like i need to graduate from picture perfect into capture NX.. downloaded the trial, but the resistance to too many icons/tabs/buttons left me not exploring it much... now the trial is...
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    i personally feel that its a great lens... it...

    i personally feel that its a great lens... it gets great pics, and i definitely like the macro mode that comes with the tele zoom..

    its also nicely priced for its quality... you find that many...
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    No way!!! how close was it and how much did...

    No way!!!

    how close was it and how much did you crop???

    awesome!!!
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    yup, that's right... so for the 18-135, you'll...

    yup, that's right...

    so for the 18-135, you'll get about 7x zoom..

    But (correct me here if i'm wrong), you won't get like 7x magnification for everything you see, since this is based on the 18...
  19. thanks for the ideas... rooz, great pics.. ...

    thanks for the ideas...

    rooz, great pics..

    kellie, now you get me thinking about the 17-70... does seem like a good lens.. but sure, PM me some pics... would help more in my decision...
    ...
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    wow!!! i didnt know that!! thanks dude!!! i'll go...

    wow!!! i didnt know that!! thanks dude!!! i'll go turn it off!!!
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    for "up close" pictures, do you mean like...

    for "up close" pictures, do you mean like close-ups of flowers and such?? in that case, you might like to also think about the sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 macro. I've also just heard of it, but it gives you...
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    great shots!!! :D :D :D i think if you had...

    great shots!!! :D :D :D i think if you had focused on the trash cans instead.. you could have made an exhibition out of your shots!!
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    wooooo... just saw your pic, swgod.... awesome!!!!

    wooooo... just saw your pic, swgod.... awesome!!!!
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    No... this the sigma... wish i can play with it...

    No... this the sigma... wish i can play with it sometime and see for myself the good things said about it


    thanks for the advice... i'll try it out next time...

    however..
    but if you're...
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    errr.. good qns, jcon,...dont really have a good...

    errr.. good qns, jcon,...dont really have a good ans...but here's a methodology i read/invented?? myself... i used manual mode on this, cos i wanted the speed and aperture, used auto ISO to set...
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