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#16 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 15:08

UPDATE:

 

Was lucky to find a second hand Canon 60D that was less than a year old (original receipt), which had less than 2000 shutter count. Included with the camera was the 18-55mm, 55-250mm, a spare battery and 2 camera bags. Paid 750$ for the whole thing.

 

I'm ready to start shooting again!

pics or it didn't  happen.




#17 OP Polarman

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 23:49

pics or it didn't  happen.

 

Just for you. :)

 

Picture was taken with a antiquated Kodak DX6490 (wife's point & shoot). 

 

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Used this program called "EOS Camera Info" that I got here to get shutter count.

 

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#18 HawkMan

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 00:01

Don't quite think that's what he meant :)

 

it was a joke referencing the "pics or it didn't happen" meme since you got a camera, meaning take some pics and show off ;)



#19 ArcticRift

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:34

Heya,

 

Good news :)

 

So will you be joining the Monthly Photo Contest?



#20 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 13:31

Just for you. :)

 

Picture was taken with a antiquated Kodak DX6490 (wife's point & shoot). 

 

100_3331.jpg

 

Used this program called "EOS Camera Info" that I got here to get shutter count.

 

Untitled-1440.jpg

 

 

Don't quite think that's what he meant :)

 

it was a joke referencing the "pics or it didn't happen" meme since you got a camera, meaning take some pics and show off ;)

Yup pretty much! 

 

Heya,

 

Good news :)

 

So will you be joining the Monthly Photo Contest?

+1



#21 Jason Stillion

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 13:44

Besides Amazon, B&H Photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ and Adorama http://www.adorama.com/ are two big, reputable photography stores with large online presence.

 

Congrats on Canon find. Loving your Kit  :)

 

You'll probably find you'll stick with Canon from here on out (not a bad thing at all), most stay with the camera there lens work on.

 

If your adventurous, and considring hacked firmware, there's custom firmware for Canon camera's. Beware, you can always brick your camera.

http://magiclantern....n_Firmware_Wiki - have to way the pro's / con's vs potential risk. 

 

If your looking for a free / light room open source alternative - check out Light Zone

http://lightzoneproject.org/ - Use to be commercial software, went bankrupt, and the code was open sourced.

 

Adobe Light room is still a good choice, but I'm still using V2, 1st to support 64bit, DNG format, and no internet activation (I did buy a copy).

If the raw isn't supported, you can use adobe free dng converter, converted to older dng, then open in Lightroom 2.

 

If you go Lightroom route, check out Nathaniel Coalson books on Lightroom.

 

If your looking for 100+ good tutorial video's, check out https://www.youtube....er/photoexposed - from basics, to advanced.



#22 OP Polarman

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 22:48

Thx for the tips.

 

Amazon (Canada) here has bad prices. I did order some stuff from B&H(good prices) a few times but some stuff cannot be imported due to customs.

 

Magic lantern is geared more for avid videographers which I'm not.

 

I own the latest Lightroom (5.5) that I use for my RAW post processing.  Also have a bunch of other software for photo specific tasks.