D100 and my continuing Education
I now consider my D100 to be my own $2000.00 dollar photo course. What a way to learn. Early in my ownership of this gem/tool/toy (ok, its a camera)I complained to high heaven... too soft, under-exposures, not as good as my CP995.
In my own personal opinion, (very humbly submitted to all)this is a fantastic piece of equipment. It has exposed all my mistakes, forced a learning curve that I am still not sure I can hold on to, and above all else has made me fall in love with photography all the more!
I am just now starting to appreciate NEF file formats, wow! what a difference from jpegs, abandoned Corel photopaint for Adobe Photoshop, (it works with nef files)and just for laughs, took a 20% crop of a photo, blew it up to 11 x 14 and was I impressed!!! yes I was! I may not be a professional ( I earn no money from this hobby what so ever ) but I look forward to becoming one hell of a amateur.
Yes, I am going to forward my monetary dues/donation to this site and even buy a hat! Thanks to all who gave advice in the past and helped me hang in there.
I always want the next model up!
#1. "RE: D100 and my continuing Education" | In response to Reply # 0bobj Charter MemberThu 13-Feb-03 01:28 AM
Way to go Brad!
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#2. "RE: D100 and my continuing Education" | In response to Reply # 0RickD Basic MemberThu 13-Feb-03 01:32 AM
Happy to hear that you are happy with your D100. It's a great camera, learning curve and all.
BTW...Don't forget to post some of your photos to the pictures forums.
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#3. "You have..." | In response to Reply # 0RRowlett Charter MemberSat 15-Feb-03 07:32 PM
...a level of honesty and humility that many find hard to muster. I predict you will learn to be an outstanding photographer with the D100. I, too have been bemused by the incessant complaints from some quarters that the D100 is "no good" and outputs "terrible images." (I suspect there is some segment of the photo community that believe that the more you pay for a camera, the less you are expected to have to interact with it; quite probably the reverse is generally true.) I had my own frustrations with the D100 when I first purchased one, but the bottom line is that it is capable of producing outstanding images, and I simply had to learn how digital was different from shooting film. As you have indicated, you will get out of the D100 exactly what you put into learning about using it. Or, we are wont to say in the science/engineering arena, "the weakest link in any mechanical device is the nut behind the wheel."
I only hope you enjoy learning and shooting with the D100 as much as I have. The best part about owning the D100 is that my mistakes don't cost me anything but electrons, and I have flushed many of those even though I have been a photographer for over 30 years!