Got my D2H today!
I also broke my comb...totally unrelated.
What a big box, but I guess for all the stuff, it is needed.
I ordered an extra EN-EL4 battery, so I have two. Got a digital film reader (Lexar firewire).
Got the 1GB 4X Lexar compactflash card...just one right now. No more mon, no more fun.
Now I have to figure out how to work this thing...
(I wonder where the shutter release is....)
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#1. "RE: Yippeee!" | In response to Reply # 0jb_va2001 Registered since 16th Dec 2003Tue 17-Feb-04 10:51 PM
Congrat's!!! You're going to love it.
I've had mine since November, you'll find it's important to get the settings right. (The D2H is a powerful and flexible camera, but with that comes alot of choices in the settings menu.) Moose Peterson gives his D2H settings at... http://www.moose395.net/gear/d2h.html
Mine are below,
1. Tone = normal (I *never* use Auto.)
2. Color Mode = II (Adobe)
3. White Bal. = Selected to match situation. I tested Auto and found it to work pretty well, but I have more consistent results by selecting the WB or creating a custom value.
4. Hue = 0
5. Image Quality = RAW (I use Capture 4 or PS/CS to create JPEGs. Most errors with camera settings can be fixed later in Capture 4 on RAW images without degrading the quality.)
6. Raw Compression = On (Nikon claims its lossless and does not slow the FPS. I have seen nothing to make me questions this assertion.)
7. Image Sharpening = None or Low (Normal worked pretty well for me. Others were unhappy with it. Now I'm sharpening in PS during workflow for more control.)
8. ISO auto = OFF
9. LCD Brightness = +2 (it helps me see it better in sunlight) Important - never use the LCD to judge color accuracy or exposure. I only use it for the blinking highlights, histogram and menu.
Take the time to read the manual, it's pretty good. Also, if you didn't notice, I avoid "Auto" settings. I feel this is important. "Auto" means the camera is automatically adjusting the setting for you on the fly. Which means I may - or may not - like the results. With more than one setting on Auto, the risk grows and it can become more difficult to isolate the cause in problem shots.