Hi, I am new to the world of SLR photography and enjoying it thoroughly. Having played a little bit with film SLRs, I am now thinking of buying a Digital SLR- the D100.
I like to see photos developed on paper more than seeing the images on computer. I recently developed some photos I had taken using a 3.2 Mega Pixel Sony Digital Camera but the quality of most of the photos are not half as good as the ones I get out my film SLR. They are grainy in most cases.
I would like to know if a Digital SLR like D100 can give me images significantly sharper or at least as good as the ones we get out of film SLRs when they are developed.
I welcome any answers from Nikonians.
#1. "RE: D100 Print Images" | In response to Reply # 0d100jim Registered since 30th Sep 2002Tue 17-Dec-02 12:57 PM
Well I print out 8 x 10's on my Espon Colorio 4000 Px (photo stylus 2200 in the US) on Epson premium Semi-gloss paper and no one has been able to tell the difference between those and film prints at 8 X 10.
#2. "RE: D100 Print Images" | In response to Reply # 1pmirror Registered since 24th Nov 2002Tue 17-Dec-02 02:21 PM
Actually 3.2 MP point&shoot digital camera should give you good result at least till 5R (13x18cm)
Getting D100 you can get very good quality at 8R (20x25) I have made prints 30x40cm and still got the same result the film does.
for D100, you need to know a bit of photoshop the get best quality. Before you buy it read more threads. Maybe you'll consider Fuji S2.
Me, I have D100 and it's more than worth the price.
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#4. "RE: D100 Print Images" | In response to Reply # 2Wed 18-Dec-02 11:07 PM
Guys, Sorry it was my mistake. I went to the basics and found that i has messed up my settings. I did not have the resolution set to the highest. I did it yesterday and clicked a few shots and they seem very good. No trace of graininess at all now. I also downloaded the .tif file and it looks good too.
Thanks for all the replies. It feels a lot better now.
#3. "RE: D100 Print Images" | In response to Reply # 0
If you are willing to spend the time to learn how to post process and print your own images, you will get much better results than if you drop your film off at your local shop. Also, Shutterfly, Ofoto and the other digital sites will autocorrect your images just like the film processors do, making it difficult to get the exact same colors you see on your screen.
The end results of using a D100 and a 6 color Epson printer blow away anything any run of the mill film processor will do, if you can spare the time.
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#5. "RE: D100 Print Images" | In response to Reply # 3Tue 31-Dec-02 12:27 PM
Thanks all for the replies.
I bought my D100 recently and printed about 70 4R photos from the local shop. I dont hv a printer yet but as many on this board have already said, the prints have come excellent. In fact they have come out a lot better than my film SLR prints. I am not used to post processing (in the process of learning the tricks) and all the prints are exactly as shot.
I am thrilled and hope to click many more in the days to come.