Hi Oscar, the samples you posted are really great. when you say you use manual mode you mean Aperture priority or you use an external meetering and dial the exposure manually? Your experience is compatible with mine. the d100 does really well when there's good lighting. Another point you're absolutely right is the importance of correct WB. One can see the difference WB makes in exposure by openning a raw file in Capture and changing the WB. the histogram changes considerably. That's why I still prefer shooting in RAW inspite the little difference against JPG files after the new firmware update.