Nucky From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4735 times:
My wife walked in with a D200 yesterday...a little something to thank me for the last 25 years of marriage! Now I'm afraid she's going to feel a lttle lonely as me and my new toy get well and truly aquainted....lots to read etc!!!
Anyway, purpose of this post is not to gloat, but to ask any of you current D200 users for any info/tips that spring to your minds which may help speed up this getting to know you process. I'd appreciate your comments and any help...and so would the Mrs I guess?!!
Thanks in advance....anyone fancy buying my D70?
Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13654 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4713 times:
I have only just started using mine, so not a great deal to say yet.
One feature I really like is that you can set "focus priority" in "continuous focus" mode which won't allow shutter release if the subject is out of focus. The default "release priority" will allow you to take an out of focus shot.
Other than that, I like everything about it so much more than my trusty D70. Never thought I would say that after one outing with a new camera.
[edit to add] p.s. congrats on the 25 years (mine's next August).
[Edited 2006-10-08 17:32:32]
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ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2102 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
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Well if you already had a D70 I'd just go out there and do some shooting; that way you'll get some practice and after having done so you may read the manual step by step as the need arises.
That worked quite well for me on my transition phase from the D100; I don't think you'll get very much surprised by the use of the D200; but you'll definitely get (positively) surprised by the performance and the results!
CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4576 times:
Quoting Nucky (Thread starter):
any info/tips that spring to your minds which may help speed up this getting to know you process.
Take out a second mortgage on your house and use the money to buy a 70-200mm AF-S, VR, F2.8 along with a 200-400mm AF-S, VR, F4 zoom lens. Hope your wife doesn't find out, and wish you had a cheaper hobby like owning an aquarium or scrapbooking...
Congrats on the camera and marriage. You're obviously doing something right!