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For Newbies: What to do first once you got your new camera equipment

Every once in a while, I would see a message similiar to the following:

"I would appreciate any help that you could give me on buying a new camera. I am going on vacation at the end of August and will put whatever new camera I get to the test."

A lot of mistakes beginners make is that they test out their new camera equipment on their vacation. When they get back, they found that either the camera is bad, or their inexperience with the camera goofed up the pictures. They end up with a bunch of lost memories.

Always test new camera equipment and become familiar with them before taking them on vacation. Shoot and develop several rolls of film and work out any problems before hand.

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