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    Need help

    I know there are more than a few good shooters here, so...

    I just picked up a Canon Digital Rebel XT. At this point, I'm stuck with the kit glass and the 28-80 (i think) kit glass from an Elan IIe.

    Can you suggest a shooting plan to explore this camera with emphasis on proper exposure values? I'm looking to refine my shooting.

    Previously I've used the elan, a sony digital, an old konica slr and other point and shoots.

    Also, how bad is this lens? Is the lens from the elan any better?

    Here's a gallery of past shots I've tossed up on the web:

    It's just thrown together and badly in need of reorganisation, when I get around to it.


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    your pics look fine as in "A" ok

    but to be honest with you it depends on what you are wanting too shoot...to me your asking too many questions too soon , with too many variables

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    get a grey card, a white card and a black card or paper. Meter off each one, then bracket your exposure by a stop. you should have 15 pictures. 5 of each card, one of each, 2 stops under, 1 stop under, middle, over 1 stop and over 2 stops. Look at your results. 2 stops over should be the best exposure for the white card and black card should look best 2 stops under. play around and practice using your light meter.
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