Woohoo, first DSLR

Discussion in 'Photography' started by phishphood, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

    So I've been shooting off and on for the past 6-8 years on a Nikon FM2. The GF finally got tired of me whining about buying film, developing it, etc and got me a Canon XS for my birthday a few days ago. Gotta love her. Anywhosit, it was the kit with a 18-35 lense (I think).

    I've never been so into photo that I bothered to really learn much about focal length, etc. I know the basics of Fstops, ISO and shutter speed and thats about it. So yeah, I'm just stoked about finally having a DSLR so I can bracket w/out being on a budget. Any tips on using it etc? I'm reading the manual and I'm a fast learner, so I'll figure out most of it. But any special tips/tricks you can do w/ a DSLR vs a standard SLR would be appreciated.

    Also, anyone know where to get an adapter so I can use the lenses from my Nikon? Ex: I have a Nikkor 105mm macro that I would love to use digitally. Screw auto focus etc, I have a tripod so I just need to be able to mount it. Anyways, HOORAY!!
     
  2. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    That would be kewl if that was the case.. I've never seen anything that would convert a nikon lens to a canon or vice a versa.. I'd buy one for sure if they did though :) There are a couple of Canon lenses I'd love to have :)
     
  3. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    They do make an adaptor for it. A quick look at B&H Photo gave me this find.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/197094-REG/Novoflex_EOS_NIK_Lens_Adapter_Nikon_to.html
    Not very inexpensive. But depending on how much the lens cots it might be worth it.
     
  4. Elite

    Elite Guest

    $270 for that thing??

    Congrats on the new camera Mitch..
     
  5. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Hmmm kinda interesting.. It doesnt' allow any kind of auto metering or autofocus right? I guess for macro work it wouldn't matter...
     
  6. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

    Soo, we both decided it would be for the better to return the Canon and go with a Nikon. Ended up picking up a D40 instead with an 18-55 and 55-200 for less than the XS kit with one lense. And to top it off, my 105mm mounts perfectly and shoots just fine (guess and check with exposure though :) ) Look forward to pics flooding in.
     
  7. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    nice good luck
     
  8. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Waiting for pics :) ..
     

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