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  1. stuevs

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    Just picked up my new D60. What a great forum.

    Love the photo comp:smashin:
     
  2. dazza74

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    Is a great forum and you become a better photographer by spending time on here ;)

    I like it as you don't get the nonsense posts you get on other forums like "I bought this lens and I was lucky as I got a sharp one" :rolleyes: that sort of thing
     
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    I've only got the kit lens at the minute, hoping to get something better soon.
     
  4. Ned Senior

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    welcome stuevs happy to hear there yet is another D60 owner on here...
    will be watching out for your posts

    cheers

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    +1 More D60 owner still yet to turn in on after 2 days:hiya:
     
  6. Punjabi Geezer

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    Hi whilst there's a few D60 owners on this thread can I ask do you find there's a couple of seconds delay between taking the photo and the preview coming up on screen? My bro-inlaw has the D60 and I have a D40X and I find it takes twice as long on the D60 for the image to come up. Just wondered if maybe there's a fault or option in the menu I'm missing.
     
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    Having Active-D lighting enabled massively increases the time taken to render the picture on the back screen as it has far more processing to do. It can be toggled by holding down the Active-D lighting button (same place as the D40x info button) and moving the control dial as you would with exposure compensation. :)
     
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    Mine is still boxed under the bed as I'm not allowed it until my birthday in March! :mad:

    What else did you get with it?? What other lenses are you looking at??
     
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    I got the D60 + 18-55 VR lens and a pro shooters vest (loadsa pockets Gilet basically) + a file recovery software program for the computer all in for the nice price of £309 iirc
    have not been out and about with it much as yet though :(

    *EDIT* Yippee shoot I just got home to find a £30 cheque from Nikon in the mail cashback for my kit...
    NOTE: the cashback offer has been extended till march or may (something starting M anyhoo) *EDIT*
     
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    Ahh right didn't know about that feature! I'll give it a go next time I get my hands on his camera. Cheers
     
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    Have a look for your cahonies whilst you are getting it out in March:devil:
     
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    I got my D60 18-55VR, 55-200 VR about a month ago and not been out of the box, bought an extra battery, tripod, case, some filters.. but not had a chance to test it out yet..

    WHat SD card is everyone using, the Sandisk Extreme III is getting good reviews, I got a 8GB Class 4 Sandisk Micro Sd and adapter, has 7MB Write Speed, i'm sure that is fast enough for the camera?
     
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    Hiya sizzler cannot remember the exact card I have in mine will post that later BUT one thing I got a 4Gb SDHC and none of the 3 readers I tried would work with it on either pc or mac here.. So I got one of these.:
    Integral SD / SDHC card reader.: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    Tiny little jobby like a memory stick and works a treat!!
     
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    Why not?!?
     
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    If he gets it out WE could all get ours out too and have a mass flashing session seeing as how it is now nighttime :D
     
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    Oh I got the SB400 Flash to, as that bounce flash photography looks interesting...:D, not getting it out yet.. need to put the screen protector o nthe LCD first,
     
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    Can I join in too? I'm just about to get a Nikon D60, with VR 18-55, which will be my first DSLR. I've had several film SLRs in the past, and a few digital compacts.

    BUT my question is whether I will be able to make any use of a couple of Auofocus lenses that I bought about 10 years ago for my film Nikon SLR. I can't remember the exact camera model, but it was current at that time.

    Would they fit? What functions would work, and what would not work?

    I would be quite happy with manual zoom and focus (it's what I grew up with :)), but what metering options would I have? Can I use stopped down aperture priority, for example?

    Hope someone can help
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    Being a D60 lover I find it hard to say this but, don't get one. If you have old AF lenses, they'll be rendered useless( I know you say you don't mind manual but all the same). Get a D60/90 then you'll be able to bring life into your old lenses.
     
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    Many thanks for your note. Well, I'm stuck with getting the D60 - it's a long service award and the choices are very limited! I am happy to use the kit lens for 99% of my photography, but was hoping to use the Sigma 70-300 for a few shots when out bird watching. More of an experiment than anything else. Perhaps in the future I may be able to justify a "proper" long lens.

    But I'm puzzled about you saying I should get a D60/90. What does that mean - is it a typo?
     
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    Meant D50/90 with internal motors sorry.:suicide:
     
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    Might be worth considering getting the Nikon D60 with the kit lens, flogging the camera and picking up a second hand or new D80 which will be compatible with your existing lenses I would imagine
     
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    Thanks, I suppose one of the attractions of the D60 is its reasonably compact size. So I would have to weigh that (whoops, sorry) against the extra functionality of a D80/90.

    However, I still have not got a clear idea about what functionality I would lose with a D60 using an older AF lens. I realise that I will have to focus manually, but will the metering work correctly and will I be able to use the lens in all modes (Program, Aperture / Speed Priority, etc)?
     
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    It won't affect the camera modes to my knowledge, I think you just lose the ability to autofocus with AF lenses.

    EDIT :

    Weight wise there seems to be only about 100 grams in it between a D60 and D80. The link below has all the info regarding functionality for the D60 and older lenses :

    http://www.europe-nikon.com/product/en_GB/products/broad/1544/specifications.html
     
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    Mrs Chaffinch let me have my D60 early last night and am loving it!! Already taking some excellent shots, and love the menu system etc.!

    Now just need a polariser and a tripod:

    Would this suit an amateur like myself?
    Hoya 52mm Circular Polarising Filter: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    Also have been trying to find a budget tripod, specifically the Calumet CK6143, but it's not available anywhere. Any suitable alternatives please??

    Thanks!
     
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    Another to consider, I own two of these they are a perhaps a little bit thinner than the one your link posted to so you'll get less vignetting I would imagine :

    Hoya Pro1 Pro1D 52mm Circular Polariser filter 52 CPL on eBay, also, Filters, Digital Camera Accessories, Photography (end time 16-Feb-09 19:00:00 GMT)
     
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    Thanks Dazza I'll get one of those, 'vignetting' is on my list of things to learn....!
     

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