Fld Filter Kit

Fld Filter Kit
Can u help me with my manual camera?

I have a Minolta Maxxum 50 that came with no info guide and I don’t understand all the buttons. The only guide I have is written in Japanese! It cam with my lenses. I have a 28-80 MM and a 100-300 MM Tokina Lensset. I have a Davis & Stanford Traveler Tripod. I have a Opteka five piece digital care kit. For the lenses I have two 3 piece filter kits. Each with a UV, PL, and a FLD filter. I have film and batteries for my camera. But I am still a beginner when it comes to camera functions and taking photographs. I would like to go professional one day. So if anyone can tell what else I need (besides a Digital Camera). Or how to work my camera, they will be of a major assistance. Thanks!
Thanks anyway guys, b/c I found all the information on my camera. Still if anyone can tell me on if I need anything else to help go professional, that will help. I will be nice and still pick a best answer.

you can get excellent photographs with a 35mm camera – for a beginner the quality is likely to far exceed what they could get with digital equipment.

i don’t know the minolta range (i have never heard of the maxxum 50) but you are likely to find several resources online (including the one i append).

tokina lenses are easily good enough for magazine-quality pictures. the rule of thumb you need to remember is that you will get an ‘ordinary’ view of your subject at around 50mm focal length with widescreen type effects below this (28mm is near the limit of ordinary wide-angle usability) and telescopic effects above.

if you are using telescopic lengths (75mm and above) you will nearly always need to have your camera on a tripod to avoid shake.

your camera probably has an ‘auto’ setting on one of its dials. in ‘auto’ mode the camera does most of the thinking for you.

you will get better pictures once you have mastered setting aperture and shutter speed yourself. any good 35mm camera book will explain the concepts involved (borrow one from a library, or if you are serious about one day being professional find one to buy (?secondhand?) and read it until it falls to bits). setting aperture and shutter speed manually is not difficult, but you need lots of practice before you get it quite right.

you need to think a little about what speed film to use with your camera. ‘ordinary’ speeds go from about 64 to about 400 (mostly speeds go up in increments of x2) with higher speeds being easier to use, lower speeds giving higher quality. personally i shoot everything on 100.

most of the skills you get from working with 35mm you will also be able to use if you transfer to digital photography.

but you may find that you are so in love with the quality of conventional film you don’t ever want to move.

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