I'm considering buying an S2 Pro but have a couple of questions (actually many, but I'll keep it to two):
1. In the November Popular Photography article on the S2 it says that "the S2 Pro doesn't offer D-TTL metering with some of the newest Nikon SB Speedlight flash units". I have an 80DX. Will the S2 Pro provide D-TTL metering with the 80DX? Is this also an issue with the D100? Is this something that should concern me? I appears that the S2 Pro will also work with my Sb-24 so that is a good thing!
2. I am going on a trip to Maui with my 2 girls at the end of Nov. (it's our first trip there and we are all quite excited about it). Of course, I will be shooting photos of them like crazy - so I need to address the storage issue. I don't have a laptop. If I were to buy an Apple iPod (10 or 20Gig) (I also have a Mac system), could I use it as my storage source? Both the camera and the iPod have firewire so this is one reason I am considering the S2.
I really have a lot to learn about the computer side of all this but assume with patience, study and a few $'s it will all work out!
By the way, while the battery situation sounds a bit strange with the S2, seeing Duck's photo of "My Little Intellectual One" has me going wow! It keeps me proceeding down the S2 road. Thanks and have a great day.
David in Whistler
#1. "RE: Before I buy an S2 Pro ..." | In response to Reply # 0Rachel Registered since 25th May 2002Mon 21-Oct-02 08:05 AM
I too am very interested in this idea as I am a mac user as well. I would be happy if you could keep me informed if you find out if this would work, as I am seriously thinking about buying the S2 as well and the iPod would be an ideal storage unit.
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#2. "RE: Before I buy an S2 Pro ..." | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberMon 21-Oct-02 09:05 AM
1) The S2 doesn't use D-TTL metering like Nikon's digital SLR's, it uses the normal TTL metering system just like the film cameras, which is a positive advantage since it works with non-DX flashes. According to the reviews it seems more accurate than the D-TTL system too....
2) You can't directly attach a firewire drive (or a device like the iPod which functions as a drive) to the camera - you need a computer running the appropriate software to use the link. You'd be best off with some kind of "digital wallet" (for example the Nixvue Vista).
#3. "RE: Before I buy an S2 Pro ..." | In response to Reply # 2dlmccolm Registered since 24th Mar 2002Tue 22-Oct-02 04:19 PM
Thanks Alan for the info. It's too bad about the iPod, eh Rachel? That would have been sweet! It seems that it should be able to work like the "digital wallet" you referenced Alan and, maybe, one day, it will. I'm giving the storage thing some more thought. Although this issue is pretty well system independent, I still like the firewire option with the S2 Pro. Hmm-mm, maybe I should buy an iBook?! Anyway, I'm still leaning towards the S2 Pro vs. the D100.
P.S. I tried some T-Max 3200 at our local council meeting last night (over 400 in attendance!) - but will have to wait until I get to the city (Vancouver) before I can see the results - this is one of my reasons for my wanting to go digital - no shop in town processes B&W.
Have a fabulous day
David in Whistler