A couple of D100 Photos outside
First, I have been lurking around this site for several weeks and I have learned a lot from everyone here..., thanks! I thought I would start by providing a link to a few photos I took with my D100 and see what people think. I am nothing more than an amateur at best, but have had many digitals since Kodak's DC-40. Long time ago, shot and deveoped B&W film. I had a 5700, and I returned it because of all the issues discussed on this site. There's no question in my mind that I like the D100 far better than the 5700.
#1. "These look great Dan!!!" | In response to Reply # 0benherrmann Registered since 17th Aug 2002Wed 29-Jan-03 01:42 AM
First of all, congrats on your getting the D100 - nothing like a new toy to make a guy feel like a kid again.
What I like the most about example photographs, is when posters use pets. For some odd reason, I am attracted to high definition photos showing pets...their expressions...and the details in their features. And from the photos I've seen with the D100, they are remarkably vivid. Let me tell you, when you see a superbly exposed close-up photo of a dog or cat, it seems like you are looking into the very soul of that creature.
The D100 is obviously a superb instrument that "grows" on its users, and I've become convinced that any limitations it has are due to optics and the knowledge/savy of the user. It seems that for those few times when I happen to be negative on the D100, I am subsequently enlighted and amazed by the quality and the vivid, lifelike qualities of the photos it is capable of achieving.
My question to you Dan is what lens were you using? I say this because I know that many of us have a quest (come on gang, just admit it) of forever looking for that "ultimate" all purpose lens that will give us everything a photographer could want - for, let's say, no more than $350 (just kidding of course). Please let us know which lens you were using. This just makes me want to secure that one lens that achieves the ultimate definition.
Gosh, this entire scenario is driving me up a wall. I really am beginning to hate this (in a loving sort of way). I used to talk in terms of careers, scenic locales, nice looking babes, University course studies, etc. Now my wife is loathe to hear me mumbling about profiles, custome tone curves, under/overexposure scenarios, the ultimate lens, full frame vs. 1.5, and of course...what's new on the forums?
I'm going to bed now...and I hope to dream about a new Nikon 17 - 500 f1.4 with ED/Aspherical glass, no chromatic aberrations or flare problems, and will list for only $199 (and that will be before a $100 rebate from Nikon). Somebody please get me some help...or counseling - please!
#2. "RE: These look great Dan!!!" | In response to Reply # 1Wed 29-Jan-03 08:00 AM
Thanks for the comments. All three pictures were taken with the Nikon AF 28-200 f3.5/5.6D-IF lens. A little slow, but when I bought the camera and the lens I watched my wife’s expression and had to stop there (ha-ha). I am very pleased with the photos from this lens. I also have a Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-f4.5D IF-ED AF which I am also pleased with. Both lenses were reasonably priced. The D100 and the above lenses work great for me and I am very pleased with the “all around” value.
Post-processing is definitely a major part of picture taking with the D100, but I had the Coolpix for two months while I had the D100 and recall having to make adjustments to pictures generated by the 5700 too. Although a great camera, I absolutely prefer the D100; in fact, I don’t think I used the 5700 twice after I bought the D100.
Have a great day!
#3. "RE: These look great Dan!!!" | In response to Reply # 2AlanC Basic MemberWed 29-Jan-03 02:10 PM
>Post-processing is definitely a major part of picture taking
>with the D100...
And you're doing a fine job. Those shots in the snow have come out beautifully: nice and bright with a good, strong blue sky.
Well done, Sir!
#4. "RE: A couple of D100 Photos outside" | In response to Reply # 0
Just a question on the processing of the photos. Did you bump up the exposure on the camera to take the photos or did you do this in Photoshop? Or did you have to adjust exposure or brightness at all?
I always want the next model up!
#5. "RE: A couple of D100 Photos outside" | In response to Reply # 4Thu 30-Jan-03 11:54 AM
No, not on any of the three displayed on my site. The pooch was shot as a JPG; all I did to that photograph was drag the level's sliders in on both sides and added a little unsharp masking (which I have no idea how to use yet). The two outside shots same thing, only they were shot as RAW files. I do make it a habit--using RAW--to bump exposure post-wise if necessary before dragging sliders; generally, this is all the image needs for my taste.
Hope that helps....