I have been so torn about about the D100 from the time it came out. From the underexposing issues, to stuck pixels, to the expense of the camera.... and everything else has kept me from taking the plunge. Well the 500 dollars off (since its release) has made me do it! I have just been shooting around the house but so far I am happy with it. I am not a pro-photog so I don't notice a lot of the problems you all do but what I see is so far very good. I wish I had it when I climbed Mt. Rainier and went to Glacier this year.
You and I were in exactly the same place -- I bought mine yesterday. I've also just been taking pictures aroung the house and so far am very pleased. My only regret is that it's not closer to the same size as my FE, but I guess I'll get used to it.
What lens did you get? I stretched a bit and went for the 24-120 VR.
Thanks for the replies. Well Bob, I forgot to mention I have an N80 so I already had a lens or two. I have the 20MM 2.8D and 50 MM 1.4D. I might pick up the 28-(or is that 24) - 85 Silent Wave. I played with the lens a bit at the store and it is FAST and quiet. I have heard the optics are very good. I am staying away from the VR lens because I heard about the quality around the edges. Would I notice? No. However, if I am paying about 500 clams for a lens, I want it better than "okay". Therefore, I am going to splurge the 350 for the other one. I have no zooms ...just those two primes (which are awesome) but having a zoom will help with family/portraits...etc.
Looking at these photos so far - I can't imagine a pro-sumer or consumer needing higher resolution. These pics can easily be blown up to 8 x 10 and I would not notice the difference. A pro would - but I wouldn't. I figure I will just avoid inviting pros to my house
Mike, the more you use your D100, the less you will use your film cameras....I don't even own a film camera anymore! I just finished shooting our Loch Hartwell Highland Games and Scottish Festival here in NE Georgia this past weekend with my D100 and 24-120VR lens. As the "official photographer" (I do free-lance work)for the Games and Festival, I was able to get "up close and personal" with my D100. I don't know where you got the idea that the VR lens is an okay lens....it it not....it is OUTSTANDING when mated to the D100. Since last Thursday I shot over 800 images using both the 24-120VR and 18-35 Nikkor lenses. The 18-35 lens is what I need for indoor shots. All of my outdoor games and people shots were taken with the 24-120VR lens. These are the only two lenses I own and doubt I will need other lenses. BTW, my back-up camera is a 5MP Olympus C5050 and it also takes great photos. Oh, one other suggestion, get the MB-D100 grip as the feel and balance on the D100 is great. Enjoy your new D100! Bill P.
VR lens quality problems around the edges? Not that I've ever heard or experienced. Even it that *were* an issue, since the D100 uses only the central 2/3 of the image (what gives it the 1.5x cropping factor), you would never see it as it would be beyond the edges of the frame.