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Hi /p/, bit of a long post, please hang around.
I've been carrying a DMC-FX33 in my pocket daily for a year or two and I've been just taking random pictures every now and then, mostly to have the photo rather than to take the photo, if that makes any sense. Doing this I've collected upwards of 1500 random photos of my everyday life, but recently my friend lent me his D5100 for a few days and I've been getting really into taking photos for the sake of photography.
I must've taken at least 500 photos in these past couple of days with that camera, and I really enjoyed it. I only really played with the zoom and focus, but I know a bit about shutter speed, aperture size, etc as well as general aesthetics rules like the rule of thirds and am prepared to learn, I just didn't get the chance since my friend's camera software was in Korean and I can't read it, so I probably messed with the dials by accident several times.
You probably know what I'm getting at now - what's a good camera I should buy for myself? I don't know how far I'm going to go with this hobby so I don't want to go too expensive, but there's not much I can do with my DMC-FX33 or Note 3 afaik. I see the D3200 recommended a lot around here but the no flash and panorama kind of bothers me. I'm not really sure what kind of photos I'll be taking either, so something all-purpose would probably be the most suitable.
I'll also post a few of the photos I took. Apart from being scaled & censored, they're pretty much raw. I have a few years' experience in gimp and I understand the importance of post processing from what I've gathered lurking around here along with past experience, so I'm prepared to work on that too. I get that censoring does affect photos in a negative way, and I'm not sure about censorship etiquette here, but privacy reasons you know. If I could get some comments/critique on these photos that would also be pretty cool. Thanks.
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My finger has been hovering over the "Add to basket" button for days... I've read all the reviews, and apart from being expensive and having to run on batteries (can't shoot while charging / plugged in), there's not a lot bad about them.
The profoto modifiers are easy to find where I am, and I shoot most of my work with speedlights. Having left my old studio lights in my home country, I now need to buy more, and these look great for portability (no studio yet) because I don't have to lug a f*cking power pack around.
Anyone here used them? Thoughts?
And don't just hate on them for being expensive, so are Leicas, and no one cares.
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/p/'s thoughts on the Coolpix L620? My grandfather has one, been using it for a little while and it seems like a "true" point and shoot, takes great shots in motion with minimal time to focus, and the photo quality seems superb for a point and shoot. Not a huge enthusiast here, so the fact that it's a year or so old is actually a plus if it's cheaper. Well?
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