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08/06/2007 04:15:50 PM · #1
Haha, that makes more sense..and you are still making more money then me!
08/06/2007 03:55:36 PM · #2
Originally posted by levyj413:

Originally posted by saurabhv:

Originally posted by hotpasta:

Welcome to the Nikon owner's club! Looking forward to seeing your photography...what you said about the camera and your salary, is that true? Salary is 1/3 of the price of the camera??? wow


Aye sir. It indeed was. Till I got this promotion. Now its somewhere near half.


Umm. Do you mean your weekly salary, perhaps, as opposed to yearly? I usually read "salary" to mean annual, and I'm finding it hard to believe you earn $500/yr after your promotion. :)


I tend to agree with BAMartin with salaries being low here but not that low as to be earning $500/yr.Salary here is generally on a monthly basis. So my monthly salary is now about half of what the camera would cost.

Poor... but not that poor :-)
08/06/2007 02:17:46 PM · #3
Keep in mind where the OP lives. Salaries in India tend to be WAY lower than in the US.
08/06/2007 02:08:04 PM · #4
Originally posted by saurabhv:

Originally posted by hotpasta:

Welcome to the Nikon owner's club! Looking forward to seeing your photography...what you said about the camera and your salary, is that true? Salary is 1/3 of the price of the camera??? wow


Aye sir. It indeed was. Till I got this promotion. Now its somewhere near half.


Umm. Do you mean your weekly salary, perhaps, as opposed to yearly? I usually read "salary" to mean annual, and I'm finding it hard to believe you earn $500/yr after your promotion. :)

Message edited by author 2007-08-06 14:49:50.
08/06/2007 12:51:14 PM · #5
Originally posted by taterbug:

Originally posted by saurabhv:

Hey thanks crayon... but what I meant was I could not find it on the Profile page of DPC where you can select what lens you have. I did get the 18-135 with my camera but cant list it on my profile :-)

So I am ready for the barrage of comments now. I will take one step at a time ... in a seperate post though.


Its there :-) Go to 'My Preferences', click on 'add a lens', choose 'Nikon', click on the model list, about half way down or so on the list. :-)

It is improperly classified or named as an AF rather than AF-S lens ... if you look for it among the other AF-S lenses you won't see it, look amongst the AF lenses.

Congrats on your new toy!
08/06/2007 05:51:41 AM · #6
Originally posted by saurabhv:

Hey thanks crayon... but what I meant was I could not find it on the Profile page of DPC where you can select what lens you have. I did get the 18-135 with my camera but cant list it on my profile :-)

So I am ready for the barrage of comments now. I will take one step at a time ... in a seperate post though.


Its there :-) Go to 'My Preferences', click on 'add a lens', choose 'Nikon', click on the model list, about half way down or so on the list. :-)
08/06/2007 05:39:59 AM · #7
Hey thanks crayon... but what I meant was I could not find it on the Profile page of DPC where you can select what lens you have. I did get the 18-135 with my camera but cant list it on my profile :-)

So I am ready for the barrage of comments now. I will take one step at a time ... in a seperate post though.
08/06/2007 05:10:06 AM · #8
Originally posted by saurabhv:

I could not find the 18-135 mm lens anywhere in the lens selection list.


hope this helps - 18-135mm
08/06/2007 05:04:13 AM · #9
Originally posted by hotpasta:

Welcome to the Nikon owner's club! Looking forward to seeing your photography...what you said about the camera and your salary, is that true? Salary is 1/3 of the price of the camera??? wow


Aye sir. It indeed was. Till I got this promotion. Now its somewhere near half.

Thanks R. I never thought of that. All I did was take out the camera and go click-happy. I am looking at the CD right now. Have some shots I would like to run by you folks. Will upload someplace and holler.

A point I noted.. perhaps I'm overlooking something but I could not find the 18-135 mm lens anywhere in the lens selection list. Maybe ....just maybe I need a whack to make me see it :-)
08/06/2007 03:48:40 AM · #10
Welcome to the Nikon owner's club! Looking forward to seeing your photography...what you said about the camera and your salary, is that true? Salary is 1/3 of the price of the camera??? wow
08/06/2007 03:47:35 AM · #11
Originally posted by saurabhv:

Yes I will post some of my 'work' as soon as I can get my hands on a software which can compress those jpgs to a smaller size. They're humongous!


It's not so much a matter of "compression" as it is resizing the images to a web size, typically 640 pixels on this site. Didn't your Nikon come with a CD with editing software on it? Practically every Canon does, as far as I know. It's basic stuff, but it will do for starters.

R.
08/06/2007 03:41:53 AM · #12
Hey! Congratulations! That is really awesome for you! Hope you have a lot of fun. Look forward to seeing some of your work.

Jan.
08/06/2007 03:16:31 AM · #13
You are going to have so much fun!!! Congrats :))
08/06/2007 03:08:00 AM · #14
Thank you all
I did finally get it and as is evident from my absence here I was hooked. Number of observations surfacing from my new acquisition.

I've taken about 200 shots and nothing to show. :-(
Its a good thing I refrained from commenting or voting on this site as its pretty clear that when it comes to getting things done I am nowehere close to you guys.

Yes I will post some of my 'work' as soon as I can get my hands on a software which can compress those jpgs to a smaller size. They're humongous!

I have soooo much to learn. Can't hardly wait to start bugging you guys. Here comes the newb :-)
08/05/2007 11:09:06 AM · #15
You must be soooo excited, especially after the long wait. Have fun, can't wait to see your first photos.
08/05/2007 10:42:33 AM · #16
So excited for you!! Congrats on taking the plunge. I have yet to do so..but I will! after this sting of post Photoshop purchase wears off. One thing at a time *smile*
08/05/2007 10:17:22 AM · #17
congratulations on both your promotion AND your purchase - we're anxious to see your work!
08/05/2007 08:29:38 AM · #18
Originally posted by saurabhv:

...If there is anything I know about photography is from this community.:-)


yet you're still buying a Nikon...hummm maybe you should have paid a little more attention here. lol j/k Hey if I didn't say it some Canon guy would have.

Edit to add...congratulations it will be well worth the wait.

Message edited by author 2007-08-05 08:30:07.
08/05/2007 08:23:04 AM · #19
horaay! have fun with it!
08/05/2007 08:00:32 AM · #20
Yes I waited that long for a camera...any camera. I could have purchased a mid level much before but I wanted a dSLR. And I waited. Numerous times I had the money on the bank but then reasons kept popping up for not to buy it. Money came. Money went.
After a long, hard and ardous wait I am on my way to the store. To buy that Nikon D80. I recently got promoted and even though my salary is only 1/3 of what this camera costs I am going to take that plunge with all my savings. Financial planning be damned!
Wanted to tell you folks for it was here I realised that I should pursue my hobby more dilligently and passionately. If there is anything I know about photography is from this community.

Thanks folks... I shall be back in a couple of hours to show off.

:-)
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