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    Default Hello to all, Newbie here!!!!!!

    My wife had decided to get E520 at the recent Comex. She wanted to pick up photography as her new hobby as opposed to weekend shopping.

    I am tasked to learn all the "chim chim" photography techniques / skills / tricks and then teach her. I am equally lost in the world of phoytography.

    My very 1st stupid to ask:
    What is filter for??? Must??? Recommendation??? Where??? Price???

    Hoping some kind soul will answer to my queries.

    Cheers.................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeeepys View Post
    My wife had decided to get E520 at the recent Comex. She wanted to pick up photography as her new hobby as opposed to weekend shopping.

    I am tasked to learn all the "chim chim" photography techniques / skills / tricks and then teach her. I am equally lost in the world of phoytography.

    My very 1st stupid to ask:
    What is filter for??? Must??? Recommendation??? Where??? Price???

    Hoping some kind soul will answer to my queries.

    Cheers.................................
    LOL your wife is very good

    haha she take up hobby but you must learn.

    its not stupid to ask there are many kinds of filters, but the one that most "new" people get are UV filters. basically what most people use it for is to protect their lens' front element from scratches/direct contact with anything. Its not a must but its cheaper to get a $10 filter which got scratched replaced than the front element of your lens. You can get it at any camera shop, but i recommend reputable shops like cathay photo (marina square/peninsular), alan photo (funan), John 3:16 (funan) or TK photo (shaw tower). A hoya UV filter costs $10. if you want info from a shop owner before you buy, go to John 3:16, the owner/his staff will gladly help you if you ask.
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    For most of the newbies,

    I'd advise them to read this :

    Photography Notes For Newbies

    Very good to understand the terms better and how they co-relate
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    For most of the newbies,

    I'd advise them to read this :

    Photography Notes For Newbies

    Very good to understand the terms better and how they co-relate
    haha i was trying to find the notes to link. zzzz forgot which thread they were in.

    but yeah, take a read through it, it helps alot when you understand the basics covered in the notes.
    It is such a quiet thing to fall,
    But far more terrible is to admit it

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonlichenstein View Post
    haha i was trying to find the notes to link. zzzz forgot which thread they were in.

    but yeah, take a read through it, it helps alot when you understand the basics covered in the notes.
    Then when you get hooked, can get her to buy you lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeeepys View Post
    My wife had decided to get E520 at the recent Comex. She wanted to pick up photography as her new hobby as opposed to weekend shopping.

    I am tasked to learn all the "chim chim" photography techniques / skills / tricks and then teach her. I am equally lost in the world of phoytography.
    may i ask what's the point of ur wife picking up photography as a hobby?
    it's as good as saying she wants to learn how to drive but ask u to go to the driving center for the class..

    n i feel that photography is more "hands on" than "mouths on".

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post
    Then when you get hooked, can get her to buy you lens.
    haha i'm not the TS, its sleeepys.

    but yeah, its good to have a partner who's also into photography. can justify your purchases with her.
    It is such a quiet thing to fall,
    But far more terrible is to admit it

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    Hi There, below are some of the reputable shops you can visit to buy your camera stuff.

    CP-1: Cathay Photo, #01-11/14 Peninsula Plaza (Main) Tel: 6337-4274 email@cathayphoto.com.sg
    CP-2: Cathay Photo, Peninsula (Printer Section) Tel: 6338-7783 email@cathayphoto.com.sg
    CP-3: Cathay Photo, Peninsula (Tripod Section) Tel: 6338-0451 email@cathayphoto.com.sg
    CP-M: Cathay Photo, # 02-215/216 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard Tel: 6339-6188 email@cathayphoto.com.sg
    MS: MS Color, Block 711 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #01-3501CTel: 6457-6380 sales@mscolor.com.sg, with e-Quote
    TK: T.K. Foto Technic, 100 Beach Rd, #02-45 Shaw Towers Tel: 6292-8167 sales@tkfoto.com.sg
    LC: Lord Camera, 304 Orchard Road #01-79 Lucky Plaza Tel: 6235-4605 lordscom@singnet.com.sg
    JO: John 3:16, #05-37 Funan Digitalife Mall Tel: 6337-2877 / 6337-1897 richardgan@pacific.net.sg
    TCW: The Camera Workshop, 3 Coleman Street #01-31 Tel: 6336-1956 / 6336-7808 tcwkshop@singnet.com.sg
    AP-F: Alan Photo, #05-20 Funan Digitalife Mall Tel: 6883-0922 alanfoto@singnet.com.sg
    AP-S: Alan Photo, #01-38 Sim Lim Square, Tel: 6336-0922 alanfoto@singnet.com.sg
    OP: Orient Photo, #06-31/53 Sim Lim Square, Tel: 63391035 sales@orientfoto.com.sg

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    Basically, the most common filter is the UV filter. This kinda filter is used to protect the lens from scratches and dust particles (Do note that its cheaper to replace the filter than to replace the lens itself). As for prices, you need to call up the above shops to get a quotation as clubsnap does not have a compilation for filter prices.

    Do note that some filters are somewhat more expensive than others. (eg. B+W filters & Hoya HMC, therefore when quoted do not be alarmed that you are ripped off). These filters are often favoured by other Clubsnappers. Do note that if you are not using a really expensive lens, it might not be worthwhile to get the above examples. In fact $10 UV filters still works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syc77 View Post
    may i ask what's the point of ur wife picking up photography as a hobby?
    it's as good as saying she wants to learn how to drive but ask u to go to the driving center for the class..

    n i feel that photography is more "hands on" than "mouths on".
    look at it another way, it could be the other way of asking the Q for TS himself if u just ignore the first 2 para

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    Default Re: Hello to all, Newbie here!!!!!!

    to TS,

    Do read on four thirds forums as well, mostly olympus user, as for technique, pls read note or borrow some book from library which really help you understand.

    If she is the user, i will suggest her to read forums/book/note on her own then u relay message.

    Btw join Four Thirds outing, I am sure everyone is more the happy to help.
    Life is like Photography, to improve, you have to keep shooting!

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    and makes sure your wife is not totally hook on to this new hobby.
    it will really burn a big hole on your pocket...
    i want to take great photos!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.c.e View Post
    and makes sure your wife is not totally hook on to this new hobby.
    it will really burn a big hole on your pocket...
    that wat happen to a lot of us here... a big hold on our pocket
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    Default Re: Hello to all, Newbie here!!!!!!

    Learning together with ur loved one is much interesting than learning by onself ma. Can spice up the process even more

    Short of reading books ( and magazines ) there are many quality articles online including the posts on this forum. If online resources should should fail to address your queries or anything require further explanation, a post here should get u most of what you need.

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    And the best part, you got a FREE model...

    Keep shooting and practising...
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    Thanks to all whom had replied and make suggestion.

    You people are really very helpful and informative.

    My wife does her reading on photography and experimenting, she just wants me to learn so that I can concur / answer her doubts.

    We take turns on the camera, who ever is not with the camera have to look after my 5yo daughter. This is why we did not buy 2 camera at the same time. Ha ha maybe leave room for "upgrades".

    We surely go check out on those UV lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonlichenstein View Post
    haha i'm not the TS, its sleeepys.

    but yeah, its good to have a partner who's also into photography. can justify your purchases with her.
    lol yea i know, i just clicked the qoute button instead of the reply , and i agree about having a partner. I've started poisoning mine. lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeeepys View Post
    Thanks to all whom had replied and make suggestion.

    You people are really very helpful and informative.

    My wife does her reading on photography and experimenting, she just wants me to learn so that I can concur / answer her doubts.

    We take turns on the camera, who ever is not with the camera have to look after my 5yo daughter. This is why we did not buy 2 camera at the same time. Ha ha maybe leave room for "upgrades".

    We surely go check out on those UV lens
    sounds like a good arrangement. btw, UV filter not lens
    It is such a quiet thing to fall,
    But far more terrible is to admit it

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    i wanna go there!! haha
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    can gimmie the highlights of comex? i was busyyy ):
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    Quote Originally Posted by faaiz View Post
    can gimmie the highlights of comex? i was busyyy ):
    Wrong thread... post your own thread in kopitiam and ask there
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