Nikon D100 owners

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Steven Buglass, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. I am considering purchasing a Nikon D100.

    and I was just wondering what you(a Nikon D100) owner thinks of it.

    As well as any advice as to what extras I will need to get the best out of
    it.

    Will I need extra batteries and which ones and how long have you found you
    batteries to be lasting.

    What type of memory should I use.

    any issues or concerns with the camera.

    Regards

    Steve
     
    Steven Buglass, Aug 24, 2003
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  2. Steven Buglass

    John R. Guest

    Andrew and WMAS have offered very fine comments. I have to second their
    enthusiatic replies with a couple of my own.

    I have had a D100 since last October and it has really transformed how
    I enjoy photography. I'm strictly a hobbiest who has, because of the
    D100, rekindled an old love of nature photography. I have never had any
    problem with rapidly draining batteries. At the end of each day's
    shoot, I check the battery indicator and charge if needed.

    When I bought the D100 I also purchased a 512MB memory card. In the
    beginning, I was taking my shots as Fine JPEGs, but about eight months
    ago I discovered that considerably better detail can be had when
    shooting NEF (RAW) files. So I stepped up to a 1GB card which will hold
    103 NEF images. The 512 is now an extra card, in case I go really wild
    and want to capture 50 more shots.

    Just be aware that the CCD filter needs cleaning from time to time,
    especially if you have a tendency to swap lenses often. For me, I find
    that I have to clean the CCD once every few weeks, becuase I go from
    macro to telephoto to wide angle and back again fairly regularly. Do a
    web search on CCD cleaning and you'll find some useful tips on how to
    best accomplish the task. A little hand blower does the job for most
    dust bunnies. From time to time, the stubborn ones may need a speck
    remover tool.

    Digital SLRs are pricey, no doubt, but they are some of the most
    entertaining toys to come along in quite some time. No doubt the
    technology is still developing, but what is available today (D100's
    D60's, S2's etc.) are truly marvels that revolutionize hobbies AND
    careers, as the case may be.

    Plop down the $1600 (+ lenses and accessories, as needed) and see for
    yourself...

    JR
     
    John R., Aug 25, 2003
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  3. Thanks for you comments...

    I already have a SB28 flash gun will that work well with the D100 or should
    I upgrade to one of the DX flashes...

    Steve
     
    Steven Buglass, Aug 25, 2003
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    Chris Hoopes Guest


    I have to agree as well. I have had my D100 for three months (5,000+
    images) and love it. It does take some getting used to, and learning how to
    compensate for the slight underexposure by either setting the camera EV
    and/or adding a custom curve. I have two 512MB CF cards and am planning on
    adding a third soon. I decided to stay with the 512MB cards since I can burn
    one to a CD without having to sort and divide up my images (which I would
    have to do with a 1GB card).

    I would also suggest not scrimping on glass. If you can't afford the
    higher-end lenses, find on that will meet your needs to begin with (I ended
    up getting a 28-105mm to start) and save up for the better lenses. Soon
    after I got my D100, I got to borrow an 80-200mm f/2.8; there was a
    noticeable different in sharpness, and prime lenses are even better.
     
    Chris Hoopes, Aug 25, 2003
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    Chris Hoopes Guest

    I agree. I took the grip off just the other day to remember what the camera
    was like without it. It didn't stay off long - I am too used to having the
    grip there.
     
    Chris Hoopes, Aug 26, 2003
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    SwashBuckle Guest

    does the lens still have to be removed to carry out this work ?

    swash
     
    SwashBuckle, Sep 13, 2003
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    Andrew Guest

    Any standard cable release is OK - I bought a real cheap one for just this
    purpose.

    check out www.photosol.com for all the right kit for the cleaning job - it
    ain't cheap though

    Andrew
     
    Andrew, Sep 13, 2003
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