Through the Lens: Nikon D5000
This time, I had the best new year so far. Fried Eye was started and I got the 12.1 Megapixel DSLR Nikon D5000 from my brother as a new year gift. There were other good things also, but this is not the right platform to discuss this. For the first week, I could not believe that I have a DSLR now and I did not use it. But last weekend, I spent some time with it. A very heavy camera which gave a firm grip and clicking pictures without shaking became easier. I am used to all manual SLR so at first, understanding the mechanism was difficult. The camera does not have auto focus built into the camera and has a autofocus mechanism in the lens, so the first thought came to my mind is about the different modes that were provided. I thought, “What is the use of different modes if you don’t control from the camera?” I could not understand anything just by looking at the camera. Then the Wise Bachelor told me, “When nothing else works, read the manual.” So I read the manual, but it was of little help. It was very cryptic while trying to be over user friendly. So, I went for trying it myself and I am presenting you with the pictures I could manage. I have shot on different lighting conditions and varied colour contrasts. After using it for a day, I feel quite comfortable with it. The pictures were not good, but every camera says, the first 10,000 pictures are bound to be bad. I have not edited them except compressing them and putting my name in it.
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