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Old 11-09-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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Well, after reading through hundreds of your post, posting a few questions, I took advice of the majority and purchased a used older Nikon DSLR body that came with a "Nikon kit lens".

Since receiving the camera, I have read multiple pointer type articles regarding shutter speeds verses light conditions and have been playing with different settings.

Going to play with this beginner level body and lens and make sure I will enjoy. And if so, I will then upgrade to at least the minor league level of equipment. As all of you have mentioned, the lens is the key and mine has a little to be desired.

Attached are 2 shots from this past weekend of hunting my river grounds in Bosque County that I thought had promise. Resizing sure hurts the original quality, but oh well.

Again thanks for all of your feed back and answering of my questions previously.

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Old 11-09-2018, 11:39 AM   #2
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Here is one I attempted to capture of a group of hogs approximately 150 yards down river. It was overcast with limited light along the canopy of the river bank and they did not give me time to play with shutter speed.

How many can you find?

I wished I would have realized the leafs in the bottom of the frame.


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Old 11-09-2018, 11:57 AM   #3
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Great pictures! I picked up a DSLR before my trips to Alaska and Colorado this year, and have fallen in love with it and taking pictures in general.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:03 PM   #4
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What lens are you using for longer range? I have one that came with my kit but it is kind of loud.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:10 PM   #5
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What lens are you using for longer range? I have one that came with my kit but it is kind of loud.
Nikon 55-200 MM VR and the shutter noise is a tad loud also. You would not be using this set up while bow hunting on a still morning...ha ha

If I stick with it, I will upgrade the lens first. I have reviewed a ton of comments regarding the SIGMA series as a middle of the row upgrade lens.

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