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> What Camera Should I Buy For Weather/Lightning Photos?, Post All Reviews & Advice Here
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post Dec 9 2009, 09:56 AM
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I use a Nikon D40... I LOVE it... I can take lightning and beautiful everyday pictures with the same machine! Whats great about it is no matter what future Nikon Camera or lens I buy, they can all connect with each other. So If I upgrade to a D80 , I can still use my 55-200mm lens from the D40.





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post Jun 9 2011, 04:56 AM
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Yeah, I also use a Nikon D40 and been really happy with it! Works well for all kinds of pictures.
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post Aug 21 2011, 11:00 PM
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I use a Nikon D3100 ($700 camera) with the standard 18-55mm lens for lightning photos, but sometimes my 0.20X Optika wide-angle lens works well too. Like some others already mentioned, use a good shutter speed up to around 30 seconds. Just make sure you set everything off of their AUTO modes, make sure they're set to M (manual), after using your camera to focus on your subject first. At night, use an ISO setting of either 800, 1600 or 3200 (the lower the better, higher ISO's tend to give off more image noise). I use the same technique to get stellar photos of the Milky Way and traffic time lapses. Also, set the white balance to either Cloudy or Incandescent, whichever works better for your situation.


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post Jan 27 2012, 07:14 AM
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Hey guys I hate to look stupid here but I wanted to ask what is some good cheaper cameras now that 2012 is here. Didnt know if any new models came out that i should look into before buying? Looking to take fast motion to all types of photos thanks everybody!
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post Feb 14 2012, 11:04 AM
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I have a Nikon D7000 and I love it.
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post Jun 11 2013, 07:21 PM
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Nikon D3100. I like to use a wide angle Tokina 12-24mm. or for low light I have a35mm 1.8. I'm very much an amateur but love taking pictures


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