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Old 08-02-2013, 11:59 PM
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Default Camera and lens - tips and whats next?

Hi fellow photographers,

I'm a month old user of DSLR camera's, so nowhere near a professional (or semi good) photographer yet!

I recently bought the Nikon D3200 with kit lens, and in the last couple of days bought the 50-300mm Nikon lens. I'm just not sure I'm getting the full capability right now.

Some of my shots seem to be blurry with the new lens, even on a high shutter speed (50/60). I try primarily to use the A and S manual modes as I like to have control. Does anyone have any beginner tips to help me in my DSLR venture?
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Old 08-13-2013, 09:43 AM
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Arrow camera shaking

Try to use a "speed" which is 1/focal length to improve the sharpness of our shots, i-e 1/250 for a 300 mm lens.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:08 PM
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Default Camera Shake... Shutter speed & Focal length

Try to go with the shutter speed (minimum) which is equal to the focal length. If you go with a fx format camera it will be same (i.e, if the focal length is 300mm, you have to set the shutter speed 1/300 or above)...
YOU HAVE A NIKON D3200
It is a dx format camera with a little smaller sensor with a crop factor 1.5. In this case your effective focal length will be (300 x 1.5) 450 if you go with 300 marked focal length with your camera. So, in this case you have to go with minimum shutter speed of 1/450 or above...
The other and most important thing is holding the camera firmly with no jerk. With higher focal length and comparatively low light you may have to take a help of a tripod...
And the final is- just try, try and try... Your knowledge would be solid with time. Hope, I can help you with my little photographic knowledge...
Subhendu
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