I am a new D100 user(how new, you ask? Still waiting for the battery to charge)!
Anyway, any advice on set-up, use, file-type saving, etc from those with experience with this camera would be greatly appreciated. Also, any advice on the ins/outs of memory selection would be greatly appreciated as well.
#1. "RE: New D100 User" | In response to Reply # 0vfnewman Basic MemberWed 23-Oct-02 03:05 PM
There are plenty of experienced users on this forum, but if you browse the listing of topics in the D100 forum I'll bet you can find most of the answers, and probably answers to questions you haven't thought of yet.
There are several discussions about file type preference (there is no single right answer).
And memory (if by that you mean CF vs MD) is another personal choice. MD is cheap, but being a real hard drive, vulnerable and failure-prone. MDs also drain batteries faster.
You need to tell us what you will be shooting if we are to be able to help you better.
Again, I strongly suggest you read through the old threads. There is a wealth of information there.
Additional questions will definitely be answered by any of a number of very knowledgeable and helpful members.
#2. "RE: New D100 User" | In response to Reply # 1Thu 24-Oct-02 10:41 AM
I have read the forum messages on the D100 and you are correct, a lot of good info is there!
I will be shooting a lot of nature/street photography with a touch of indoor flash/people added in.
Regarding your comments concerning MD vs. CF memory, I was wondering if any forums members could chime in with their experiences with either. I am particularly interested in "real world" experiences with actual failures of the MD's, battery drain issues, etc. as they pertain to the D100.
Thanks for the info.
#3. "RE: New D100 User" | In response to Reply # 2crabtree Registered since 02nd Oct 2002Thu 24-Oct-02 11:09 AM
Regarding memory cards:
If you can affort two fast 512 cards I'd get them. If money is a issue then go for a 1g microdrive.
I shoot portrates and products and use the IBM Microdrive.
For the portrates I generaly shoot in JPG mode and never have a problem. Very little, or no, wait time.
Products is another story. I'm shooting TIFFS and often have to wait for several minutes before I can start shooting again (or remove the card.) The card gets much slower as it fills up.
There is a thred about cards that just started. Check it out.
#4. "RE: New D100 User" | In response to Reply # 3glasseye Registered since 12th Jul 2002Thu 24-Oct-02 05:42 PM
I use the CF cards, heard too many bad things about the Micro drives, Also I would rather use several smaller CF cards than one large. Has something to do with eggs and baskets? I use the 256 and will eventually get several more. I also got very good results shooting with the default settings till you get the feel for the camera.I shoot jpeg large for now, I have no problems with very sharp 8x10s'.
Welcome to the crowd. Harry
#5. "RE: New D100 User" | In response to Reply # 0
For your reference: Moose’s D100 Settings
Metering – Matrix
Shooting – Continuous
File Type / Quality – Fine Large or Medium
White Balance – Cloudy -3
Focus – Dynamic
ISO – 200
Exposure Mode – Aperture Priority
Image Sharprining – A
Tone Comp - A
Color Mode – II
Hue Adjustment – 0
Bank Select – A
Image Quality – Fine
Resolution – L/M
Custom Setting Menu
R Menu Reset - ---
0 Bank Select – A
1 Image Review – Off
2 No CF Card? – ON
3 ISO Auto – Off
4 Long Exp NR – ON
5 File No. Seq. - ON
6 Monitor Off – 1mim
7 Auto Meter-off – 6sec
8 Self-timer – 5sec
9 EC Step – 1/2
10 Exposure Comp. – Off
11 BKT Set – WB
12 BKT Order – N
13 Command Dial – OFF
14 AE-L/AF-L/AF-L – locked
15 AE Lock – ON
16 Illumination – OFF
17 Focus Area – ON
18 AF Area Illum – ON
19 Grid Display – ON
20 Dyn AF AF-S – OFF
21 Dyn AF AF-C – OFF
22 AF Assist – ON
23 Flash Mode – D-TTL
24 Anti-shock – OFF
Set Up Menu
Format - --
LCD Brightness – 0
Mirror Lock-up – OFF
Video Output – NTSC
Date – duh
Language – Spanish
Image Comment – ON
Delete - --
Folder Designate – ND100
Slide Show – 2sec
Hide Image – N
Print Set –
Display Mode - Both
Film: Moose's choice for CompactFlash: Lexar 512 24x
It's a starting place. Have fun.
#7. "RE: New D100 User" | In response to Reply # 6vfnewman Basic MemberFri 25-Oct-02 11:21 AM
If you want to see how well the D100 can perform shooting nature photos, do a search for anything posted by "claibrook". You'll get the best results by just searching in the "A Picture I Took" forum. Cassie has posted a plethora of beautiful D100 shots that you should find very inspiring.