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Ah, finally

I have been trigger happy as far as I can remember. All I needed was a camera and I shot anything that came in my way πŸ™‚

Of course, over the years, I’ve tried to be a little more discriminating and take decent, if not good, pictures. So far, I’ve been using a Nikon Nuvis, which gives me pretty good photographs and the option of taking panorama shots (unfortunately not many labs process this size).

Lately (and in the light of my travelling!), I’ve felt the need of something more powerful.

The initial idea was to buy a digicam. However, I realised that I would not be able to learn much about the finer points of photography using it.

So I decided on an SLR instead. After much debate, discussion, advice, I finally bought myself a Nikon F75, along with the 28-80mm and the 70-300 mm lens.

It’s a cool piece and am thrilled to bits about it. Now, of course, lies the bigger challenge. Figuring out how to use it. The manual has already confused me quite a bit! It will probably take me a month to figure out all the buttons and mechanisms on the camera.

Tomorrow morning, I’m off to the Bandipur forests via Mysore, so the camera should be put to good use. On the second and third day, we’re planning to explore around that area… not sure where we’re heading exactly though… But that’s fun too, isn’t it?

See you folks next week, with a few elephant tales (hopefully). Or at least a few good pictures, if I can get a hang of my new camera by then πŸ™‚

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14 Comments

  1. They say the camera can photograph thought. Wonder what thoughts you will have photographed for us next week.

  2. did ya buy it blr? cameras are costly in blr. anywayz, Nikon f75 is a wonderful camera. but, better keep a zoom add-on in case u r upto some wildife photography.

    ~gans.

  3. Nikon F75 is a professional’s camera. Good buy.

    I bought Canon EOS 300 about 3 yrs back and am very happy with that.. hav been recommending it to so many ppl.

    Hav a great trip.. hope to see more pics in your blog from now on.

  4. Nice camera. For starters go with the ‘fully automatic mode.’ and you won’t go wrong. Consider investing in a clear filter to protect the lens. Remember the type of film is also important – go for 100 or 200 ISO only.

    Happy travels.

  5. All the best with your new camera, Anita! F75 is a very good SLR and ideal for fast learning beginners. I don’t doubt you are a fast learner. I have an F80 by the way.

  6. Nevil: Just got back from the trip and the photos and write-up will follow as usual! Btw, that was a nice way of putting it πŸ™‚

    Thanks Richie!

    Paagal: 700 USD!! Hey, I don’t earn in dollars yet πŸ™‚ And its way beyond my budget. And btw, I think you can have some fun while you work too. It’s all about keeping a healthy balance, and I am sure if you take an effort, it’s not that hard.

    Thanks Ravi!

    Hi Ganesh: I did buy it here, after toying with the idea of buying it from outside (which became too much of a hassle). The 70-300 mm zoom lens is basically useful for wildlife photography.

    Chakra: Yes, I was also considering the Canon EOS, because its a pretty cool camera. It was a tough decision to make finally πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the advice Arun. I’ll be getting the filters next. And of course, I’ve done most of the weekend photography in the automatic mode. Till I get more comfortable using the manual mode and experimenting around a bit.

    Thanks Kiruba! You seem to be having fun with yours too πŸ™‚

    Thanks Jag: Am hoping to improve to start off with! And then hopefully, pick up something from prolific shooters like you πŸ˜‰

    Thanks Shubhi!

    Nilesh: I was pretty tempted by the F80, but it is rather expensive and was going beyond my budget. But I guess I am just happy that I have something to start off with now πŸ™‚

  7. Woweee… Everytime I visit your blog, you gimme something new to envy you about… LOL…

    Hope you had/having a great excursion… Will be waiting for the pics…

    Enjoy!

  8. Danto: You can pose for me, when you come down to Bangalore πŸ™‚

    Amit: Point noted!

    LL: Seems like you had a pretty hectic trip yourself πŸ™‚

    I did Ganesh. A lot of experimentation!

    Khushee: And especially of the cat πŸ˜‰

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