I wish the sky contrasted with the pinkiness of the tree and grass a little better! But other wise I love it just like all the rest of the series!! I think you could just do infrared shots for the rest of your life, they're sooo interesting!! And quirky!
That would have resulted in excessive noise. The original is noisy enough already. The complementary colors for IR bring out much more noise than colors 'next' to each other (like blue-magenta). I'm a pioneer with IR, there's no such thing as an 'advanced infrared photograph coloring tutorial' on the net...
haha alright then. I guess I was just asking for something that would have been impossible eh? Ugh I'm stuck trying to decide on my dslr camera! I've narrowed it down to the canon 400d and the nikon d60. Any other advice between the two?
Nikon? D80. Period. Owns both mentioned models big time. And with the D90 announced very soon, the price of it will fall even more. Canon? The new 1000D is a downgraded 400D. The 450D seems to be a capable camera with a nice feature list.
The question is: how much are you willing to spend on lenses? Nikon has the better entry-level lenses (think 18-55VR/nonVR, 18-70, 16-85VR), Canon has the better midrange lenses (think 17-40f/4L, 70-200f4L and 10-22 EFS) and Nikon has the better pro-grade lenses (think 14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200 f2.8VR). Have a look at the prices and reviews of these before you decide.
If I started new now, I could start with Canon 40D, IR-modified 1000D or 400D, 17-40F4, 70-200 f4 IS, 10-22 EFS. Primes as needed. Or, I could start with the not-yet announced Nikon D90 (powerfull sensor of the D300 in the body of the D80), IR-modified D80, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 (prosumed I get a good copy), 16-85VR, 70-300VR. Primes as needed.
So, as you see, both brands offer similar options. Try both and see which one suits your hands better, which one feels better to use.
Thank you sooo much for your help!! Yes I was starting to look at lenses now that I've narrowed it down not that the lenses have helped a ton. I'm seeing this camera as something to upgrade from my point and shoot, spending no more than 700 tops for the camera itself. As for lenses, I doubt that I'll get into the big, expensive lens, perhaps upgrading from the kit lens to something a little more decent but, again, trying to keep cost to a minimum. The d80, is around 900 right now including the kit lens (amazon.com price) so it's out of my budget. Even if it does go down in price with the upcoming release of the d90, i still don't know if it'll be within my budget of 700.
I guess it'll all come down to feel once I go and try them out at the store...
Do you not like the nikon d60? Why go for the d40 if it's an 'older' model?
IMO the D60 is just a refreshed D40x. Which is the same as D40 only with the 10MP sensor. If you decide on Nikon entry level, go with the cheaper D40x and spend more on the lens. Btw, the 2nd hand market is a great alternative for budget shopping: I could have saved a fortune if I bought all my stuff 2nd hand. For example, my D50 that was converted for IR, was bought 2nd hand with no regrets.
can you recommend a couple of good, reliable, second hand sites...if you know of any off the top of your head of course. I'm not against a second hand camera, especially if it'll bring the cost down. I'm only worried that it'll be damaged or I'll be sold something that is different from what is posted kind of thing.
I just checked and the d40x is actually more expensive than the d60 and the d40....so if i did get a nikon it'd probably be the d40
How does it cost more? It should be between the d40 and d60... [link] comes to my mind, if you'r in the USA. IIRC [link] and [link] sell 2nd hand stuff as well. I'd recommend your local sorroundings. I was searching for a cheap D50 from all around Hungary, and in the end I bought one from a guy who turned out to be living 2 streets away from me...