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March 3, 2007

My New D200

Filed under: Photography — chantal @ 1:31 pm

Yesterday I bought (or rather, my AWESOME husband bought) my new Nikon D200. At first, I was a bit intimidated by all the buttons and menu options, but after a quick look through the instruction manual and playing with it for just a bit, I quickly realized that how user friendly this camera is, and it’s the perfect upgrade from my N90.

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Cherie, above, loves to have her picture taken, especially now that she can see herself on the “TV”.

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It started to snow again this morning. Hopefully it’ll accumulate a little. I’m not quite ready for Spring yet.

So I think my first D200 images are pretty good.  I still need to figure out the whole white balance thing.  I can’t wait to get started on some of the projects I have planned!

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3 Comments »

  1. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome, to the digital age! 🙂 Congratulations on your new toy! About the White Balance thing. If you love the warm colors of evening/morning, leave the white balance on the daylight setting. If you put it on auto-magic (automatic), then the camera will attempt to remove those nice warm tones and make the light a neutral white. Mostly all of my shooting is done outside.

    If you are shooting inside, without a flash, put it in automatic. These two settings work for 99.9% of the cases. I’ve not seen it miss getting the color right. It’s very good at what it does!

    Have a blast and enjoy the instant gratification! 🙂

    Fun! Fun! Fun!

    Comment by paul — March 3, 2007 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  2. WOOHOO!

    Congrats. Enjoy the fun times ahead.

    Comment by DAVE — March 4, 2007 @ 12:01 am | Reply

  3. Your family has beautiful eyes!

    If you have a chance to experiment with RAW shooting, you don’t even need to worry about white balance during the shot.

    Enjoy the camera.

    Comment by Andy Smith — March 4, 2007 @ 12:13 pm | Reply


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