dSLR learning curve

Discussion in 'What Camera Should I Buy?' started by Rainee2, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. Rainee2

    Rainee2 Member

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    I was wondering:

    How long does it take to learn to use a dSLR camera?
    And are there any ones that use SD cards ?
    And does everyone who has one, recommend to use one and why?
     
  2. aan310

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    ummm... iv only ever used a Nikon D40... but it took me about 25 mins to figure it out...
    It uses SD cards, and it is really cheap...
    BUT, if you ahve $, why not get a better one?
    :p
     
  3. jetstar

    jetstar Well-Known Member

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    Nikon dSLRs use SD cards. The Canon XS/XSi models also use SD cards.

    To answer your first question, I guess, this would depend on the dSLR make and model. As mentioned above, the Nikon D40/D60 models are quite easy to learn and operate. Other brands/models may differ...some may be intuitive, some may not.

    I do not think every one has a dSLR. Many people prefer the simplicity of a point and shoot model.
     
  4. CalebSchmerge

    CalebSchmerge Super Moderator/Reviewer News/Review Writer

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    If you are in auto mode using a dSLR is just as easy as using a point and shoot. I think you are wise to get a dSLR given that once you learn you can easily do more with a dSLR, or more accurately you can more easily do advanced things with it.
     
  5. usapatriot

    usapatriot Well-Known Member

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    Once you understand the basic concepts of exposure along with depth of field it becomes pretty easy.

    There are plenty of great websites that can teach you the basics.

    Read up:

    CambridgeInColour
     
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    CalebSchmerge Super Moderator/Reviewer News/Review Writer

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    I just want to add that if funding allows and you think you are going to go somewhere with photography it might be worth buying more than just a basic camera. Honestly, in Auto mode more advanced cameras (Say the D90 over D60) will work 99% the same, but when you go beyond auto, they have many more useful features.
     
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