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tonyboy9 Registered since 23rd Aug 2010Wed 05-Jan-11 01:36 AM
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"New D3100 purchaser losing patience with Nikon"


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I can’t believe I paid for a brand new D3100 with kit lens, plus the Nikkor 55-300mm lens and got no cables; none for downloading to my computer by USB, none for viewing video by HDMI, none for AC/DC power.

Does anyone know if this USB cable from amazon.com will work for the D3100? If not, please provide me with the cable number so I can order it.

http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-UC-E4-Cable-D70s-D100/dp/B00009R6VS/ref=acc_glance_p_ai_13535371_t_2

Now why would I want to use this new D3100 without viewing images on my computer? Bad move, Nikon!

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 05-Jan-11 04:10 AM
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Hi Tony,

The USB cord in the link will fit the D3100.
As for downloading the images onto a computer, most of us use a Card Reader. Less wear and tear on the Camera and battery. Most Computers including laptops have an SD Card Reader built into them.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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tonyboy9 Registered since 23rd Aug 2010Wed 05-Jan-11 07:53 AM
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Hi Marty,

Thanks for the tips. I will search for an SD card reader.

Tony

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dgrover1122 Registered since 03rd Dec 2010Wed 05-Jan-11 11:42 AM
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I bought a D3000 kit and it came with the cables. I use a card reader as it's just more convenient. I actually have a drawer full of cables from Tvs, computers, cameras, etc. I know I'll never use them, but I keep them around "just in case".
If your computer doesn't have a slot you can buy a USB/card adapter for $5 at Walmart or Target. I have my cables if you want me to send to you just post your address in my profile and I'll send them out this weekend.

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tonyboy9 Registered since 23rd Aug 2010Wed 05-Jan-11 12:28 PM
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PH
          

Thanks for the offer, I have already looked for the card reader, my computer has several USB connections.

I never gave the reader a thought, because I have always downloaded the old fashioned way with cable. Wear and tear and battery use is something to consider, but most of all the convenience of not having to connect wires.

I'm learning about my D3100 by taking the same shots moving the 18-55mm lens. I think for getting in close to take wide angle shots, the image is best between 24mm and 35mm, but that's just me.

When I use aperture priority ('A' mode), I press the 'I' information button, and I get shutter speed and aperture info. What button do you press to move aperture up or down?

I learned you can go to 'Guide' mode, advanced operation, and learn more about aperture there. Now I feel I'm getting my money's worth.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 05-Jan-11 02:53 PM
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Hi Tony,

>When I use aperture priority ('A' mode), I press the 'I'
>information button, and I get shutter speed and aperture info.
>What button do you press to move aperture up or down?

In Aperture Priority mode: Use the Command Dial (Thumb Wheel) at the upper right corner on the back of the camera to change the Aperture.
See page 8,74-77 in the D3100 Users Manual
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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tonyboy9 Registered since 23rd Aug 2010Wed 05-Jan-11 11:26 PM
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PH
          

Hi Marty,

Thanks again, this time for keeping me out of the owner's manual, good grief.

My D3100 came from a department store in Japan, since I'm in the Philippines, and amazon.com will not ship here, for good reasons. Last time I glanced at the owner's manual, the thing was written entirely in Japanese.

Tony

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nikon3100 Registered since 14th Dec 2010Thu 06-Jan-11 04:00 PM
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To adjust the aperture size whilst in aperture priority, just roll the thumb wheel left or right.

If you're in manual mode then you need to hold down the exposure compensation button (next to the shutter release - it even has a small aperture icon) and the roll the thumb wheel simultaneously.

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D3100 with 18-55mm kit lens + 55-200mm Zoom

  

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