I am considering the D100 and have a couple of questions? 1. Can I alter the image on a computer which in turn will alter the card, pop out the card and then have it developed on a fuji frontier machine at Ritz or must I use the image as taken? 2. How is the D100 for sporting events? What does the term noise mean when moving to the higher ISO settings? Are their any drawbacks compared the the F100? Thanks...
#1. "RE: D100" | In response to Reply # 0Almarktool Registered since 18th Nov 2002Sat 14-Dec-02 02:36 AM
not sure i follow the first question , but u can take the pictures put them on your computer and alter them anyway u want, then if it were me i would then burn them on a CD and then take them to be printed so u did not have to hand over u expensive card to anyone,
d100 should be fine for sporting events alot of that will of course have to do with the lens u choose, keep in mind i think max burst rate is 3 frames ,
noise is the same as grain on film the higher u go the more it shows up,
i am sure u will get some more input i am far from being a expert
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#2. "RE: D100" | In response to Reply # 0fundy Registered since 13th Nov 2002Sat 14-Dec-02 02:39 AM
I am not sure if you can save to the card when the camera is connected to the computer. But if you buy a card reader and take the card out of your camera and insert it into the card reader, it becomes a disk much like a floppy and you can save to it and take it to the store and have prints made from it.
But the easier way to do it is to save to a CD-RW and use it over and over again, or use one of the services, like Walmart, where you can upload your photos and then pick them up later.
Noise is the term at high ISOs where the camera creates randomly colored pixels because it can't read the color correctly. The D100 can decrease this phenominon in the camera.
Sporting events? There is shutter lag, it depends on how many shots you need to make per second. It isn't an F100.
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#3. "D100 vs F100" | In response to Reply # 0foodle Registered since 24th Jul 2002Sat 14-Dec-02 03:18 AM
Camera-wise, the D100 is basically a N80. So there are a number of disadvantages to the D100 when compared to a F100. The AF is slower (CAM900 vs CAM1300). The shooting rate is lower (3fps vs 5fps). The buffer is somewhat small (6 jpeg, 3 NEF), but this doesn't really have a counterpart in the film world unless you say that a film roll can hold 36 exposures. Also, the D100 flash sync is a bit lower (1/180).
On the upside, the D100 is digital (duh). It has the 1.5x FOV crop which you may or may not think of as an advantage. It has a built-in flash.
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#4. "RE: D100 vs F100" | In response to Reply # 3photokip Registered since 14th Apr 2002Sat 14-Dec-02 10:36 AM
Let me clarify the original question! Can I shoot a photo and then change the image via a computer which in turn will change the image on the card, and then take the card to a lab an have the photo developed. I do not want to use a card reader or CD burner or for that matter print my own photos- at least not now? I love the f100! I also own the 28-70AFS and the 80-200AFS with the SB28 speedlight. I am saving for the 17-35AFS or perhaps the 18-35,(comments welcome). I have trouble getting over the edge to go digital but feel it is the way to go.
#5. "RE: D100 vs F100" | In response to Reply # 4signata Registered since 11th Dec 2002Sat 14-Dec-02 01:48 PM
Within the camera, there is the option to have it attach the card to the computer as a pseudo-disk, using the USB Mass Storage protocol -- which is incidentally the default setting I believe. In this form, when you plug the camera into the computer and establish a connection, the CF card becomes another "disk" that you can open files on, copy to and from, and delete.
So, theoretically, it would be possible to double click on the image file, open it in an editor, change it, save it, then run the CF card down to the printers. If you do it that way, I highly recommend getting the AC adapter for the camera.
Note, if you set an image to 'Protected' within the camera, it usually tells the operating system to set the Lock or Read Only flag on the file and you won't be able to edit it in place.
But -- a word of warning, unless you plan on purchasing an extraordinary amount of CF cards, you are going to want to back these things up to something later. A 256 MB card will only hold about one roll worth of high quality RAW images.