Sabtu, Ogos 01, 2009

Nikon D60 - My Camera

Asalnya saya ingin membeli sebuah kamera untuk merakam pergerakan objek yang bergerak dengan sangat pantas. Pada ketika itu, Nikon D40 merupakan pilihan saya. Namun, model D40 sudah tidak ada di pasaran. D40 mempunyai keupayaan untuk merakamkan objek dengan kelajuan Shutter 1/500 dengan flash sync. Ini adalah kelebihan Nikon D40 berbanding dengan mana-mana model kamera Nikon yang lain. Saya agak kecewa kerana Nikon D60 cuma memiliki kelajuan 1/200 apabila mengambil gambar dengan flash sync.

Jumlah gambar yang dapat diambil dengan menggunakan Nikon D60 apabila dianggarkan dalam kapasiti 1GB adalah seperti berikut:
Resolution 3872x2592 pixels - NEF - 9,0MB - 79 pictures
Resolution 3872x2592 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 4,8MB - 129 pictures
Resolution 3872x2592 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 2,7MB - 225 pictures
Resolution 3872x2592 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 1,2MB - 487 pictures
Resolution 2896x1944 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 2,4MB - 251 pictures
Resolution 2896x1944 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 1,3MB - 431 pictures
Resolution 2896x1944 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 0,6MB - 888 pictures
Resolution 1936x1296 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 1,2MB - 487 pictures
Resolution 1936x1296 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 0,7MB - 839 pictures
Resolution 1936x1296 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 0,3MB - 1500 pictures
Resolution NEF+JPEG - Basic - 10,1MB - 70 pictures

Bateri: Nikon D60 - 1000mAh EN-EL9 Lithium Ion battery

Dianggarkan 450-500 keping gambar dapat diambil dengan menggunakan bateri di atas. Justeru, saya memerlukan sekurang-kurangnya dua bateri Nikon D60 - 1000mAh EN-EL9 Lithium Ion battery.

Berbalik pada tujuan asal saya membeli kamera. Saya ingin membeli sebuah kamera digital SLR yang mampu merakamkan objek pada kepantasan yang amat tinggi. Berikut adalah beberapa keterangan yang mungkin membantu saya dalam membuat keputusan untuk mendapatkan Nikon D60.

5. Advanced Shooting Tips for Your Nikon D60
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Getting the right exposure is one of the foundations of a great photograph, but a lot more goes into a compelling shot than good tonal values. A sharp image, proper white balance, good color, and other factors all can help elevate your image from good to exceptional. So, now that you've got a good understanding of exposure tucked away, you'll want to learn how to work with additional exposure options available with the Nikon D60, and explore some of the intricacies of automatic focus.

This chapter is a bit of a grab-bag, because I'm including some specific advanced shooting techniques that didn't quite fit into the other chapters. If you master these concepts, you can be confident that you're well on your way towards mastering your Nikon D60. In fact, you'll be ready for the discussions of using lenses (Chapter 6) and working with light (Chapter 7).
A Tiny Slice of Time

Exposures that seem impossibly brief can reveal a world we didn't know existed. In the 1930s, Dr. Harold Edgerton, a professor of electrical engineering at MIT, pioneered high-speed photography using a repeating electronic flash unit he patented called the stroboscope. As the inventor of the electronic flash, he popularized its use to freeze objects in motion, and you've probably seen his photographs of bullets piercing balloons and drops of milk forming a coronet-shaped splash.

Electronic flash freezes action by virtue of its extremely short duration—as brief as 1/50,000th second or less. Although the D60's built-in flash unit can give you these ultra-quick glimpses of moving subjects, an external flash, such as one of the Nikon Speedlights, offers even more versatility. You can read more about using electronic flash to stop action in Chapter 7.

Of course, the D60 is fully capable of immobilizing all but the fastest movement using only its shutter speeds, which range all the way up to a respectably quick 1/4,000th second. Indeed, you'll rarely have need for such a brief shutter speed in ordinary shooting. If you wanted to use an aperture of f/1.8 at ISO 200 outdoors in bright sunlight, for some reason, a shutter speed of 1/4,000th second would more than do the job. You'd need a faster shutter speed only if you moved the ISO setting to a higher sensitivity, say, to compensate for a polarizing filter you attached to your lens. Under less than full sunlight, 1/4,000th second is more than fast enough for any conditions you're likely to encounter.

Most sports action can be frozen at 1/2,000th second or slower, and for many sports a slower shutter speed is actually preferable—for example, to allow the wheels of a racing automobile or motorcycle, or the propeller on a classic aircraft to blur realistically. Other times, freezing a moment in time concentrates the focus of the picture on the interaction of the subjects. Figure 5.1 is example. The 1/1000 second shutter speed effectively stopped the football players in mid-stride, creating a tableau in which each athlete pictured had a role.

Walau bagaimana pun, catatan di kurang menggalakkan saya untuk mendapatkan Nikon D60. Namun, saya kini dalam proses 70% ke arah mendapatkan Nikon D60. E-Book beliau tentang D40 membantu saya untuk memahami D40:

Dan ada ruangan diskusi khas untuk Nikon D60 di Flickr: Menerusi ruangan tersebut saya mendapat maklumat ini:

PENDAPAT 1: I used a 55-200 lens on my D60 with AF and VR turned on. I put the camera in Auto mode and I got some pretty good shots during a soccer tournament this year. I got numerous comments from Friends and Family so they must have been pretty good. I am no professional and do not pretend to be one but I was delighted with the results.

PENDAPAT 2: Or set your aperture wide open (or as wide as possible given the DOF you want) and then bump ISO up till you get a fast enough shutter speed. If you shoot RAW then you can experiment with underexposing by a stop and bringing it back up in post processing. This can get shutter speeds up to a useful range usually. 1/500s f5.6 ISO640 Sunny outside.

PENDAPAT 3: For a longer range, look at the 70-300mm VR, as it's the only 70-300mm Nikon lens that will autofocus on your D60.

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