nucky
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A Nikon D200 In The House!

Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:43 pm

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?

A very happy Paul! spin 
 
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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:49 pm

Quoting Nucky (Thread starter):
any info/tips that spring to your minds which may help speed up this getting to know you process.

Read the manual. Seriously.

Then read it two or three more times.
 
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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:51 pm

Paul! Congratulations! you seem to be a lucky one eh? Married 25 years and still got a D200  Wink

Good going man.. my dad owns the D200 too, great camera but have no clue bout it.. i am a canon guy!

congratulations again.

regards
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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:31 am

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. Wow!

[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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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:34 am

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!  Wink

Have fun!

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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:15 am

Well, first I have to say congratulations for your 25 years. Well done.  champagne 

Now, I have to say I hate you - because the chances of MY wife buying me a D200 are zilch! Wanna do a swap? Big grin

Happy shooting - enjoy!

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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:22 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 5):
Wanna do a swap?

The wife or the camera?  Big grin
 
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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:23 am

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 5):
Now, I have to say I hate you - because the chances of MY wife buying me a D200 are zilch! Wanna do a swap?

Hey Andy the camera or the wife ?  Smile
Hey Paul well done mate on the 25 years and good luck with your new toy its a lovely camera.
Cheers
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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:32 am

The camera - what else? Big grin You can have the wife for free!  duck 

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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:50 pm

Congrats on the 25th and the D200.

We have our 33rd wedding aniversary on 17 Oct, I wonder if my wife will surprise me? I think maybe not! Ah well back to the D70 for a while yet.

You have fun and enjoy the new toy while spotting.

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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:54 pm

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...  biggrin 

Congrats on the camera and marriage. You're obviously doing something right!

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RE: A Nikon D200 In The House!

Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:05 am

...thanks for the comments and chuckles guys! I'm off work for a couple of days now so, as already suggested and after much reading/research, I'll be off to MAN for some practical exercise! camera 

Thanks again to all for the replies,

best regards...Paul. bigthumbsup 

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