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    Appreciate all the advise. Many thanks!
    Just bought my D90 yesterday, so wanna be a little bit careful.
    Newbie on board

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Appreciate all the advise. Many thanks!
    Just bought my D90 yesterday, so wanna be a little bit careful.
    Newbie on board
    congrats on your purchase. you can shop for your dry cabinet soon.

    One of the best investment I ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Appreciate all the advise. Many thanks!
    Just bought my D90 yesterday, so wanna be a little bit careful.
    Newbie on board
    good choice!

    Try not to abuse your camera unnecessarily, but neither do you need to treat it like the Mona Lisa.
    It's meant to be used, not kept in a glass box in pristine condition.

    Personally for me, since I sweat a lot, I don't put the camera back into the dry cabinet immediately upon reaching home. If I have the air-conditioning on in my room, I'd give the camera a general wipe-down (dirty hands and fingers touch the buttons etc) and leave it to air-dry in the air con room. This lets the strap dry out. If you're the type that would prefer to wash the strap, then get those removable types which have quick release
    Exploring! :)

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    Yea, already got a Dry-Cabinet in place.

    Notice that Nikon strap (given free) does not seem user-friendly, if you need to take it on/off, unless i intend to leave it strapped for gd.

    1 more question
    When i try to take close-up on an object, without any zoom @ 18mm. (18-105mm len)
    It's seems blurry in the view finder. I thought it should be clearer and sharp when you are close-up?
    Likewise when i zoom @ 105mm, the same things (blurry in the view finder) occur.

    Is my lens spoil?
    Last edited by Kopred; 26th July 2010 at 02:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Yea, already got a Dry-Cabinet in place.

    Notice that Nikon strap (given free) does not seem user-friendly, if you need to take it on/off, unless i intend to leave it strapped for gd.

    1 more question
    When i try to take close-up on an object, without any zoom @ 18mm. (18-105mm len)
    It's seems blurry in the view finder. I thought it should be clearer and sharp when you are close-up?
    Likewise when i zoom @ 105mm, the same things (blurry in the view finder) occur.

    Is my lens spoil?
    you would have to try and focus first. If you half-press the shutter release button, and the lens seems to be hunting for focus, you could be too near to your subject. Your lens has a minimum focusing distance, which is printed onto the lens (underside). If you half-press and nothing happens, maybe you didn't switch to auto-focus mode.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Not just the strap thingy...

    Are all the steps he mentioned necessary???
    haha..I thot that was the most unncessary step...actually I nv separate lens nor clean before storage everytime...gave the benefit of the doubt, as I just thought he was being extra careful with what he loves...

    wonder how long can he stay faithful to this SOP?
    Last edited by ovaltinemilo; 26th July 2010 at 02:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecheekiang View Post
    The best way to keep equipment free of fungus is to use them often...rotate lens and use..make time for those neglected ones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Yea, already got a Dry-Cabinet in place.

    Notice that Nikon strap (given free) does not seem user-friendly, if you need to take it on/off, unless i intend to leave it strapped for gd.

    1 more question
    When i try to take close-up on an object, without any zoom @ 18mm. (18-105mm len)
    It's seems blurry in the view finder. I thought it should be clearer and sharp when you are close-up?
    Likewise when i zoom @ 105mm, the same things (blurry in the view finder) occur.

    Is my lens spoil?
    apart from what ZCA said, probably you can try adjusting the diopter at the view finder...
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    Yea ZerocoolAstra,
    I think prolly it's too near. Cos it dun allow me too shoot.

    ovaltinemilo, just tried your method.
    Adjust the diopter but it does not seems to make any difference, whether at any point that I've tune to.
    The focus point still as sharp but not the view-finder display.

    Maybe it's user problem.. problem with my eyes. ><
    Last edited by Kopred; 26th July 2010 at 02:53 PM.

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    2 Question for Kopred

    1. Did you get the confirmation beep? Try taking something not too close as lens have a minimun focus distance. Else everyone lens can shoot macro easily.

    2. So you mean that the photos that turns out on your PC are relative sharp enough for the lens, but not in the viewfinder after you auto-focused it?

    It could be the problem with the focusing screen. The diopter should be adjust till the wordings and meter in the viewfinders and sharp. There is a focusing screen in the viewfinder and a golden metal shin above the screen. There are many different thickness for the shin and it will affect the view you are getting on the viewfinder. When I mod my 30D to spilt screen, I brought about 12 metal shin and tested one whole night before I found the right combination. If you are not sure of what you are doing, send back to CSC for service

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    Hi wootsk,
    1) No, i did not get the beep. But other picture that i took come with a beep sound.
    So, I assume that the beep sound indicate that you can take photo.

    2) The focus point in the viewfinder is sharp. But the image in the viewfinder is not when it's at 18mm (min) and 105mm (max). (My lens is 18-105mm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    1) No, i did not get the beep. But other picture that i took come with a beep sound.
    So, I assume that the beep sound indicate that you can take photo.
    The sound indicates that the camera has locked the focus. You may want to check with your manual about other events where the camera beeps. Compare with your situation then.
    EOS

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    If your camera doesn't beep, there might be 2 possible problem which both are human problem.

    1. You are trying to focus at a point shorter than your lens minimum focus distace
    2. You are trying to focus at a point where lighting is poor and your ISO is low or plain stuff like pure white blank paper.

    The beep is the indicator that your focus is locked (I am not sure if the function can be disabled or not). Check if your setting is One shot and do the test again while making sure you can hear the beep sound. Btw, I am not a nikon DSLR user, but if I am not wrong, there isn't a meter to show your focus distance on the lens you are using.

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    I may be new to the site, but I think alot of ppl are taking wayyyy too much care of their camera's; its just a "toy" afterall. I understand the equipment is not cheap and some of us spend couple o G's, but as someone mentioned, its not made of tofu; these things can take abit of roughage with no problem.

    I am sure you don't store your point and shoots in dry boxes right?

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    Prolly because it's too close, which is why was not allowed to take a shot.

    My focus point, those dot thingy inside the viewfinder look pretty sharp.
    But i wonder whether adjusting the diopter really make the image clearer.
    For my camera, it does not seems to make any difference for both.. dun notice any change at all.

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    dot thingy?
    Don't get what you mean, but if you have such question, don't you think you should post in a new thread rather than hijacking this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuuligan View Post
    I may be new to the site, but I think alot of ppl are taking wayyyy too much care of their camera's; its just a "toy" afterall. I understand the equipment is not cheap and some of us spend couple o G's, but as someone mentioned, its not made of tofu; these things can take abit of roughage with no problem.

    I am sure you don't store your point and shoots in dry boxes right?
    I don't see it as a toy. I see it as a tool.

    I do not see people sharpening, grinding down and oiling the axe after every use.

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    Sorry, re-phrasing it.
    I mean the 11 focus point (?) in the View-finder.
    11 small square box, with a big circle.. not sure what's the term to use for that.
    Frame? Focus box?

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    if u r not gonna use it daily, keep it in the dry cabinet. leaving the lens on is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopred View Post
    Appreciate all the advise. Many thanks!
    Just bought my D90 yesterday, so wanna be a little bit careful.
    Newbie on board
    Congrats! BBB posion!! more lens!!

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