It's a little early to start taking pictures, but it's never too early to start talking. I just bought a Nikon D3000 that I plan on bringing with me to document my PAX trip. I have wanted a DSLR for years and I have a bunch of old Nikor MF lenses that work great with it. I am really excited to see how much better my photos come out this year. At PAX '11 all I had was a crappy point and shoot and was just miserably disappointed at the quality of my photos. This year is going to be better. I hope that, by the time PAX rolls around I will have totally learned this new camera up and down.
I hope this thread will become a place for people to dump photos during and after PAX.
Love my Nikon D3000! What lenses are you bringing? I am still debating if I want to try and bring my Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. Weighs a ton but talk about sharp photos.
It came with an 18-55, and I am going to bring that. I also have a 100mm to 300mm telephoto and another really great macro both from about the 1970s. Most of the day I am probably just going to bum around with my AF for quick photos, than go back and take special ones. I am going to be staying in the Westin so going back and forth from my room and PAX is going to be a breeze.
I have been into photography since I started high school, but have never owed a really nice camera. The body I inherited with the lenses leaks light a little, so my photos never really came out very well. I have been wanting a high quality DSLR for a decade now. I paid 300 for my D3000 from someone on Craigslist. She had barely used it. You are probably aware that the average lifespan for the shutter is around 60,000 actions. She had only put it through about 3,000. A refurbished body alone is going for around 350 some places online. I think I got a great deal.
Think about how you're going to share the pictures now and get your Flickr or SmugMug all hooked up in advance...because you're gonna take way more photos than you imagined.
The community DVD project is usually looking for good video and photo to add to the discs, so you may want to contact them with a link to your pics when PAX is over.
Can not wait to break it in at PAX.
Testing 1, 2, 3.
Edit: I made a post in another thread and it bumped, so it must just be this thread. It seems to think that every new post in it is from Feb 20th.
That's odd. I wonder why it's not working.
IcyLiquid says "The thread has been sunk and is working as intended. " I reported my own post here as well to the mods to see if they can do anything about it.
I might just have to make a new thread if no one can tell me what is wrong with this one.
What does sunk mean? Does that mean the topic is inappropriate?
Since this thread is no longer on-topic anyway, there's no reason to not lock it anymore. If you want to create a thread for PAX pictures and videos, I recommend you wait until PAX and have some pictures to contribute to the thread before doing so.