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    Teaching my niece how to shoot

    So my wife's family came over yesterday for us to take some family pics for them. and my cute little 7 year old niece really wanted to learn to shoot, so I taught her a few things, she didn't even have trouble learning to use the decoupled focus, although her hands were almost too small to reach the AF-ON button and the shutter button at the same time.

    Here she is using the 800E with the 85mm f1.8 on it (great sized lens for her to use)


    here's a pic she took of her parents
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    Wow that's pretty good!

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    Shes a cutie! Love that shot of her holding the 800E and the shot of her parents is great aswell. That photo of her belongs somewhere I just can't put my finger on where. Lol
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    yeah she did great, I just set it to center focus point and AF-C in aperture priority then taught her to hold down the AF-On button and push the shutter when she wanted a picture, she took probably 20-30 images, only like 5-6 were in correct focus, but she got a few keepers. I think it was her first time holding a DSLR so I'm pretty impressed with what she did. She had a blast too, you can see in the pic of her she's just smiling away as she shoots.
    -Justin

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    Makes me wish I had kids

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    me too.
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    Ummmm. I don't have the money for munchkins yet. But someday!
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    Yeah I hear that
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