getting the most from the least
My D100 should arrive this afternoon. I started with the body and a spare battery. I have a couple of 64 MB CF cards so space is limited. I plan to purchase a SB50-DX and much memory, but until that time what jpg setting will give me the most bang for my MB?
I have a Coolpix 775 and after shooting the same scene in all combinations it appeared that size matters more than compression.
My needs are for webpage displays and small prints (4x6, 5x7 tops).
Should I expect NC trial to be enclosed? It wasn't mentioned specifically. If it's not there, where can I get the trial? I won't try to load it to my current PC (old, slow, tired). I want my 30 days to MATTER (tweak the NEF, load the curve). I DID get a tryout of PS Elements (30 day). It sees powerful enough for starters. If anyone has moved from Elements to PS7, what are the biggest differences?
#1. "RE: getting the most from the least" | In response to Reply # 0darrellyoung Registered since 21st Apr 2006Thu 19-Sep-02 11:27 AM
Congratulations, and welcome to the D100 club!
In JPEG FINE mode you will get only about 25 images on a 64-meg card, and only about 6 images in RAW mode. You'll need to look into much higher capacity than 64-megs, or you will be changing cards constantly.
You DO get a 30-day trial copy of NC3 with a D100.
PS7 has the amazing Healing Brush, and enough stuff in the interface to take a 6-month college course. With Photoshop, you can do almost anything that can be done to an image or graphic of any sort. With Elements®, you are a bit confined, since it is designed for working with images, and has much less deep control over color channel stuff. But, Elements® is the way to go, if you are simply modifying your cool photographs, since it automates many functions that are difficult to learn in Photoshop proper.
Enjoy your D100, and POST FREQUENTLY with your experiences.
#2. "RE: getting the most from the least" | In response to Reply # 1AlanC Basic MemberThu 19-Sep-02 03:44 PM
Darrell has answered just about everything there but whether or not you get the NC3 demo may depend on where you're located: the first european cameras didn't come with the demo - I'm not sure whether it's included now. At any rate, if you don't get a copy you can download it from the Nikon USA web site.
#3. "RE: getting the most from the least" | In response to Reply # 2rsprick Registered since 15th May 2002Thu 19-Sep-02 11:38 PM
It's here. Two hours to charge a battery can seem like an eternity ; )
It's late and the cats are tired of having their picture taken.
NC DID come on the NV cd. Curiously, NV said it was installing all of the Coolpix drivers ('cept a couple it mentioned), it went on to say it was installing the drivers for D1, D1x and D1h. Made no mention of the D100. The browser feature works, too (I griped previously about NV4x not letting me browse my Coolpix shots).
The body is much lighter than I expected. I found 256MB CF cards for $95. They're cheap, take two.
The sun will come up and illuminate my day.