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Just ordered mine, will be here tomorrow, and I assume I won't be the only person owning this rig in a month or two, so here's a thread. :yesway:

My plan is to take it out shooting this weekend with just the kit lens (so I'm not jaded) and fire up a thorough pic-laden review.
 

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I'm a Canon man, but good buy, the D3000 looks like a nice camera :yesway: Does this mean that there might be a tad more activity in the 'post your pictures of the day' thread? :lol:
 

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Yeah. :lol: I don't go shooting much in the winter, because a) it's cold as hell up here, and b) I spend most of it in stinky ass deserts that I've been to 200 times and hold zero photographic value to my eye. I didn't even bring my P&S to Vegas last time.

Now that the nice weather is here, I'll definitely get out more. And after a winter spent skipping the gym and eating mexican food 3x a week, I could certainly use the exercise. :lol:
 

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Same here. :lol: I'm busy as fuck for the next two weeks, but after that I'm definitely in for some hiking. Besides, I want to fuck around with your camera a bit and see if I want that one or the Canon. :yesway:
 

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I'm tempted to get one one of these. I like my camera(Canon Powershot 5S) but something a bit better would be sweet. Of course if I do get one I'll have to start an epic photo thread of me taking a shitload of pics with it set on auto just to watch Jeff snap. :D
 

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Yeah I do. I was just testing you to make sure you were paying attention. :D
 

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My boss just dropped by yesterday to tell me the company wants to get us these at my hospital.

I use a Nikon D60 at work now, and a Canon Powershot S5 IS at home. Eric, there is no comparison between the cameras and the D3000 will be even better. If you like Canons, though, I'd recommend the Rebel T1i. My friend has it, and it's a bitchin' camera. I definitely like the Rebel more than the D60... and the Rebel can record movies.
 

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Taking a few bullshit pics, then resizing them to 1024 in PS.

I should really just upload them fullsize, but they are ~2.5MB each. (I might do that anyway).

This is auto, no flash, no VR, in a relatively dark room. (F3.5) I just walked up to it, stuck my hand out and hit the shutter.

 

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The sky isn't really overcast, but it's dusk-ish (eg: not very blue). This pic would be 100% better with a polarizer on the lens, but anyway, here's full auto. Walked outside, turned *** on, took pic. (Basically I'm not setting anything up/using a tripod).

 

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I have to charge the battery now. :lol: I'll get some better ones later with VR on and such, and upload 'em full rez.
 

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Wow. Looks fantastic considering you really didn't have to do much. When Nikon said this was going to be the most user-friendly SLR ever, they meant it.

I hope our contract with NIkon goes through because I am tired of retaking photos for the other girl. This camera would help her a lot.
 

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It's going to be beautiful out tomorrow, so I plan to get up early(ish) and head to a local state park and fire away.

I am a slave to the polarizer, but I'll do what I can to leave it off for most of it. :lol:

All in all, the D3000 + a 16MB card was just over $500 shipped. That's about $200 less than I paid for my original Rebel XT, retail.
 

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I dunno, looks kind of dinky to me :lol: I need a quieter camera, this one wakes the dead, the shutter and the AF are loud as hell :lol: so I just manual focus all the time. One time I took it on a school trip, one of the photography guys (who is a canon guy gave me the "holy hell thats loud" look when I took a pic. :lol:

 
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