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D100 At Last!  
User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

My D100 was delivered yesterday! Yup that's right, 16 years old and just bought my own DSLR. The camera is incredible.

For you D100 users... When you're out spotting, what quality setting do you user with the camera? Fine, Large... or do you shoot with RAW? Also, should I turn on the sharpening or noise reduction features?

Any other useful hints/tips would be greatly appreciated!

Hank  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

I shoot with JPEG/FINE at Large mode.

RAW simply takes too LONG to save and time isnt really always in abundance when you're photographing great stuff Big grin

I use Auto for Sharpening and Tone Composition.

Love the cam Big grin

Regs
Tsentsan



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User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

Also, as a side note... just in case any of you are interested.

I'm upgrading from a N80. I have a 19-35mm, 28-80mm, and 70-300mm lenses and then a 2x magnifier. I bought a 1GB memory card and an extra battery for the D100. I've never uploaded any of my photos because I didn't want to invest any money in a film scanner, but I have managed to get some pretty good prints. Keep an eye out for a new ATL photographer on airliners.net.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hank


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Congrats man,

I just also bought me a Nikon D100 last week and hopefully it would come into the camera store today, if not definatly tomorrow. How much did you pay for the 1GB microdrive? I may get an additional memory card, if so, a 1GB.

Good luck on your new camera.

Kevin <--will not be eating for 2 weeks becuase I am now broke.


User currently onlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2607 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Crazy kids, buying D100s.... Angry

You'd better show us some *awesome* pics!  Big thumbs up

Good luck

Shawn


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Good to hear Hank!

I really prefer NEF over jpeg, and if you use NEF, none of the in camera tweaks have any effect on the resulting image. I am not sure why Tsentsan mentioned it takes too long? Maybe in converting from NEF to Tiff to Jpeg.

I use jpeg in the large/fine setting often too, and have seen excellent results. I am not sure what you refer to as "noise reduction" features. Your best bet on settings is to just head out and shoot some pictures in all the different modes and settings so you can see the effects.

Kevin,,,,,
I can't wait to see some shots from Oceana!

v/r
Jeff


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Jeff -

Its like it takes a long time for the buffer to clear and write its contents to the Flash card, maybe cos my Flash card was slow... but my friend who works in Nikon demonstrated to me using this new super fast Lexar card, and it was able to maintain 1 FPS even when the buffer was maxed out, awesome! Big grin

Tsentsan



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User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 789 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Hey, Delta777-XXX!

Do you intend to shoot negs or slides?
Just kidding  Smile

Good luck with your new 'toy'!

Jernej (fresh owner of my first digi-cam, on Nokia 7650 hehe)(




I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2646 times:

I think my next purchase will be a D60 just to balance things out...  Wink/being sarcastic

-Clovis


User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

UPDATE!

I've had better results in the last 24 hours with this camera than I ever imagined possible! I haven't been to the airport yet, but WOW... you guys should see some of these pictures. If you are interested in seeing them... my AIM s/n is WCJetBoy or you can leave you email addy here.

Hank


User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Yo Hank - you are a lucky boy!!

When I was 16 - that was way back in 1977 - well anyway, way back in 1977 I got something far greater than a digital camera... She was twice my age - and she...

Damn, in retrospect, I wish my family woulda had money...



User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

My family didn't pay for it... I work and pay for it all myself.

I uploaded everything here: http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/wcjetguy/lst?&.dir=/Great+Shots&.src=ph&.view=t Click on "show all" and all the pictures taken with the D100 are marked. Keep in mind that all these were taken in the first 24 hours that I had the camera.

Please let me know what you think!

Thanks,
Hank  Big thumbs up


User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

I looked at your photos at yahoo - nice shots Hank. I still wish my family had money...  Smile

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Another one with a DSLR!!!!! Big grin
I know how it feels especially because you earned that money and spent them on something you really wanted. I had been saving for a month and the only thing I could afford was a used, manual Medium Format camera for my non-aviation photos. Can't wait to see photos from ATL!


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

BTW photos D100_1, 5, 6 and 9 are very artistic. Maybe you should post them in a photo critique website. You will receive useful feedback.

User currently offlineUngoMongo From Denmark, joined Aug 2001, 146 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

Hi

Congrats man!

When I was 16, I was driving my Suzuki moped and playing a lots of crappy games on the Amiga.  Smile Smile Smile

Regards



Becoming a dad is the greatest.
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

WOah beautiful pix!!!!

Could I ask what lens/settings U use?



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User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Hank:

I shot RAW most of the times, quality and ability of post processing are worth the file size. JPEG fine only when I want a loooooong sequence.

Enjoy your camera!

Toni



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User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

I forgot:

Sharpening 0 or Auto.

NO! don't leave noise reduction ON, unless you shot to static subjects at night! you'd get a long shutter lag.

Toni



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2339 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

anyone who says shooting in NEF mode is slow has their camera set to compressed NEF.

anyone who is shooting compressed NEF needs to go buy more memory.

If you bought a DSLR and are skimping on the memory you need to check yourself.


User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2275 times:


I Can't agree more, Royal.

Toni



There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'.
User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Thanks for the compliments!

I have a Sigma 28-80mm, Quantarry 70-300mm, and now a Tamron 19-35mm.

I don't remember the settings for those pictures, but a lot of that was with the help of PS7.

Hank  Big thumbs up


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