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  1. #1
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    any setting up help welcome

    I am waiting delivery of my new Nikon d3300 and ask for any help to set it up when it arrives tomorrow .I am new at photograpghy so welcome all advice, the reason I chose this was the brilliant reviews especially for low light which is when I use cameras the most as manage my husbands bands and like to take pics of them and other bands he works with ,so that is particular would be most helpful, sorry in advance if I ask endless questions but I will learn from your advice as I have never used such a advanced camera from my Kodak , so thankyou
    kay


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  2. #2
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    JH Foto's Avatar

    Re: any setting up help welcome

    Hello and welcome..........................................Enjoy your new camera
    I have an advanced degree in procrastination and another one in paranoia.

  3. #3
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    Re: any setting up help welcome

    any setting up help welcome
    If you are new to photography you absolutely must learn the basics of exposure, also known as the exposure triangle. This will help you the most to enjoy your camera and get up to speed quickly. I really recommend that you do this before even reading the owner's manual. The manual will make much more sense if you understand the underlying principles of exposure. There are no perfect settings, but once you understand 'exposure', you will know how to set your camera. Its not a big learning process. Here are some links to get started:

    Camera Exposure: Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc
    I must have a really good camera.

  4. #4
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    Re: any setting up help welcome

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  5. #5
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    Re: any setting up help welcome

    Welcome to the journey! You will never stop learning new things about photography!


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    Tommy C. D500 and usually a Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6

    -If there truly are two types of people in this world, strive to be neither.- Me

  6. #6
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    Re: any setting up help welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by kayuk View Post
    I am waiting delivery of my new Nikon d3300 and ask for any help to set it up when it arrives tomorrow .I am new at photography so welcome all advice, the reason I chose this was the brilliant reviews especially for low light which is when I use cameras the most as manage my husbands bands and like to take pics of them and other bands he works with ,so that is particular would be most helpful, sorry in advance if I ask endless questions but I will learn from your advice as I have never used such a advanced camera from my Kodak , so thank you
    kay
    With the area of photography you're looking at, you will need to get out of Auto sharpish like, and a nice fast f2.8 (or lower) lens wouldnt go amiss. It's a huge learning curve, but persevere and the results will come (eventually). Welcome along..

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  7. #7
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    Re: any setting up help welcome

    Welcome to the forum. Take pictures with your new camera. Look at the results. Learn the exposure triangle and play with it in manual on the camera. Have fun.
    Walt

    D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8; Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II



  8. #8
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    Don Kuykendall's Avatar

    Re: any setting up help welcome

    Welcome to the forum

    If you are shooting JPG I would suggest that you use the Fine>>Large setting and also set your camera for better sharpness.



    Go into your Menus and highlight the "Shooting" menu (the camera icon)

    Drop down to "Picture Controls" and click right one time.

    From here, highlight "Standard" and then click right one time.

    From this settings menu, increase the "Sharpness" setting to "7".

    Drop down and increase the "Saturation" setting +1 notch on the slider.

    Press "OK" to exit the menus and you're done.




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  9. #9
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    Re: any setting up help welcome

    hello and welcome
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

  10. #10
    Junior Member

    Re: any setting up help welcome

    The book “Nikon D3300 for dummies” by Julie Adair King, may prove helpful, but the basics of exposure should be learned first.





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