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I am so freaking excited /p/ I finally bought my first DSLR a used 3400 two lens kit a 8-55 and a 70-300 and less then 350 too can you believe it
I CANNOT WAIT for it to get here
Any tips? Cool accessories? General thoughts?

I am STOKED

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>>4046984
Under 3000 clicks too
Appearently he used it for YouTube
It looks MINT
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>>4046984
>>4046985
Congrats bro. All you really need is a fast prime and you're set. Pick up the 50 f1.8 when you get a bit of spare cash. They're cheap as chips.

For any ausfag looking for something similar, there is an open box of OP's pic related on our amazon warehouse thats been on there a month now for $1k flat.
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>>4046987
I’m still a little new to this
Why would I need a designated 50 if I have one they does 18-55?
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>>4046995
Your 18-55 has a max aperture of 3.5-5.6. A 50mm prime can range from 2.8-1.2 depending. Which means it can be a fantastic portrait or landscape lens.
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>>4047003
Oh ok cool
Well I guess I still have a lot to learn
Thanks
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>>4046995
Ignore what I said then if youre still that new, the 18-55 will be more than enough, but I'll explain anyway.

The 18-55 is a zoom lens, it ranges from 18mm all the way up to 55 in one lens. This comes at a trade off and that trade off is aperture. You'll see that displaying in the f stop number, 3.5-5.6 right? Well the 50mm is what's called a prime lens and it's maximum aperture is f1.8. Much lower number, means much wider aperture, means more light can be let in, means lower iso is needed in general. Primes are generally better image quality than zooms too, but that's not always the case, especially when it comes to expensive pro level zooms.

Look up on youtube what aperture is. It'll only take a couple minutes to get your head around and you'll have to learn it anyway.
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>>4046987
Would this ship to NZ? I barely use amazon so I don't even know how to look at the used shit on there. I bought a sony a230 with 2 zoom lenses 12 years ago. I haven't taken care of it, and I want to get back into shooting. Was never really happy with the image quality or resolution I got out of it, but it's hard to find good info on what to upgrade to.
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>>4047009
I am pretty sure warehouse deals aren't like the rest of amazon and they're national only. You got amazon nz right? Check the warehouse section everyday. Thats what I do. Never know whats gonna turn up on there, not just cameras either.
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>>4047006
I will watch a few YouTube videos
Thank you
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>>4047010
>You got amazon nz right
(Un)fortunately, bezos-chan has yet to notice us. I'll try the aus website and see if it ships here, thanks anon.
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>>4046984
start by watching nikon 3400 tuts now and the PASM modes, how and when to use them. also, check the online manual. dont buy accessories unless you really need one.
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>>4047024
not a bad idea
The only accessories I've picked was a lens shroud
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>>4046984
I suspect people here are talking about full-frame 50mm. Your camera is a DX/crop sensor (crop factor 1.5) so you would have to get the crop equivalent which is 35mm. There are shitloads of 35mm DX lenses available for dirt cheap.

You can use an actual FF 50mm on that camera too but it will be effectively 50 mm * 1.5 = 75mm focal length
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>>4047113
Well I was talking about the 50mm f1.8 and disregarding the 75mm equiv. Its good and its cheap, who cares. Here theres $100 between the 35 and the 50
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>>4046984
an camera air puffer is nice to have for moving about little bits of dust
other cleaning supply's are best avoided as its very easy to mess things up
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don't spend too much money. I'm $10,000 deep. don't do what I did.
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>>4047133
air blower will just push dust deeper inside and possibly behind sensor glass
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I managed to buy a used semi-working 70-210mm EF lens for about £15 a few months back on eBay. Its autofocus motor doesn't work properly, but it still works fine on my DSLR in manual mode and gives pretty good image quality for a lens made in the early 1990s. I bought it mostly for the ability to take lossless zoom photos.

Here is something I took with this bargain manual-working 30 year old lens a couple of months ago close to its maximum zoom.

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>>4046984
I know right? I got a new camera as well and it arrived a couple days ago. It is a Pentax K-1 with a 43mm lens, only paid $700
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>>4047004
he's just fucking with you, no you don't NEED TO CONSOOM a 50mm f1.8 unless you find you have a particular need for 50mm f1.8 and your other lenses don't suffice to give you the pics you want
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>>4047248
Op here
I know right
I know I don’t really need it
The two lens kit is good enough for me I dont know if it’s a meme or not but I’d like to get a tilt shift lens
Tilt shift photography is what got me into photography in the first place years and years ago
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>>4047248
>everything anyone else says is consumer speak
Ask me how I know you're a nophoto faggot. Have fun having blurry photos at 50mm because you didn't bother investing in a cheap ass prime lens, you fucking troglodyte.
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>>4047267
Op here
Im open in the future to buying one
I just spent a bunch on money
I want to learn the camera first
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>>4047203
probably, there is so much more glass in a SLR to get dusty
and it really pays not to mess with it, even when dust starts to show up in photos
hold off until you have really good cleaning supply's, particularly the cleaning fluid, some are very bad when it comes to residue
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Well I got my camera
Thanks for the advice

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>>4049059
that's hideous, I hope you paid $5 for that red shit
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>>4049065

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>>4049066
not even german tourists with socks and sandals would ever buy that coloration
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>>4049071
We’ll I actually quite like it
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>>4049075
good for you anon. now go take some pictures and enjoy it
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>>4049059
If we went on a photo trip together, I would make fun on your red camera. But not because I really hated it, but because I know deep down inside, my black LOLympus ep5 & 45mm f/1.8, looking far more handsome and restrained, while clicking softly like butterflies, struggles already for any form of superior status as an art-forging tool. My brow sweats as I notice a red gleam from the corner of my viewfinder, "Nani?!" Could it be? The Ultimate Photography?? Bedazzled like a 14 year old girl's schoolbag, the red Nikon ConsumerBait 3400 shines in the golden sunlight as it takes the most perfect picture it ever will see again. Even without chimping the picture, at a distance my superior photographer senses tell me that you've captured The Decisive Moment. We stare at eachother in awe. "OP is a faggot."
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>>4049071
t. nophoto
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>>4049059
nice, dab on the haters with ur candy apple red



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