Just joining this great group "officially" since I've been following it for a couple of years. I do have a question that I need an answer for. I have a Nikon D80 and now a Nikon D1X that the monitors are staring to show up blue. What is causing this and can it be fixed? Thanks.
I am a new artist with a dozen paintings I wish to photograph and then sell copies and/or gyclees of them online. I'm not sure what's out there, or which direction to go. Some paintings are watercolor, some acrylic, and some pastel (all flat). They range in size from 6" x 10", upwards to 36" x 72". Some of the smaller ones I might have scanned. I'm not sure if scanning the large ones would be more cost effective in the long run than taking my own photos. With my own photos, at least I have the option of some minor editing in photoshop. The mid size paintings average 16" x 20" to 28" x 40". I want to offer enlargements up to 36" x 60" without distortion. I may print some on metal or glass as well. I saw a Sony Alpha SLT-a99ii on Amazon for sale for $500. I thought the 42 mp's might do a better job although the files would be very large, but I questioned the price as all the other 42mp's sell for 5x's more. His offer on Amazon has since been taken down (he claimed his contract ran out), and to order one has to contact him instead of Amazon. Sounded a little shady to me. The other camera that sounded good is a Nikon D850, but it's also out of my price range. Nonetheless, any advice on what camera to buy, and what lens is appropriate for what I need to do for under $1,000, is welcome. Thanks, NL
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Sometimes a simple solution is best. If it were me, I would look for a used Sony RX10 Model III. KEH and Roberts had them for less than $1,000. The camera has 20 MPS and a 2.8 lens with a 1” sensor. The camera is exceptional in low light and I doubt you would need a flash, at least not a direct flash. Good luck, send us an image.
I have been taking pics for a few years with a Nikon but I know I have a lot to learn to take better pictures. I recently adopted 2 kittens and would love to take some actions pics of them. Plus I love taking pics at Lake Michigan and in nature. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hello everyone. I'm Lee. Really glad to have found this site! I started my photography adventure in a high school journalism class for the school's newspaper. First camera was a Yashica twin lens reflex. At first I thought the darkroom was a place to make my hands stink. (I now miss that smell) Was the unofficial ship's photographer during my 4 yr. hitch in the Coast Guard. I then worked as a Public Relations photographer at Georgetown University while studying to be an Ophthalmic Technician. Had tons of fun shooting basketball games, and honed my skills in the darkroom thanks to Bill Auth, my boss. He was a great teacher, and he went from there to US News and World Report. As an eye tech I learned the ropes of taking photos of the back of the eye. Forty years later, I picked up my Nikon FM again, and my first digital camera, an Olympus point and shoot. Loved that camera! I retired in 2013 and bought a Nikon D3200. Yes I'm aware this is an "entry level" camera, but I'm enjoying it very much. UHH is a wonderful place to visit every day and I'm finding it a great alternative to FB. I encourage CC on my post here, and might give some back!
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