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Danville, US
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Bluefin Registered since 14th Nov 2006
Fri 21-Jan-11 05:25 PM

I just got back from a couple of days in Yosemite. And if I recall each step I took with my D700 to capture an image, I have no idea how I was able to expose a negative twenty, thirty years ago and get a decent print from it!

I was walking by the river and saw a fallen log stretched over a pool and decided to capture the image.

I pulled my 50mm f1.8 AIS lens out of my bag and mounted on the D700. I pulled up the menu switched to Bank A for my custom landscape settings stored in memory.

Then I went to non-CPU menu and dialed in lens #3 which had the specs for my 50mm stored in memory.

I composed and focused the shot and then pulled up the menu again to access "My Menu" where the first item is Virtual Horizon. And even though I was in the vertical/Portrait mode I used the artificial horizon to get my camera level.

I refocused and switched the "Shooting Method Dial" to Mirror Lockup, (I almost always use a tripod), and tripped the shutter with my MC-36.

As the image came up on the LCD I touched the Zoom button, (no more D200 touch the OK button and then hold down the thumbnail button while you twirl the rear command dial), and checked my focus.

I then closed the eyepiece shutter, touched the info button so the details on the top LCD was displayed on the rear LCD and adjusted my exposure compensation!

My goodness! Did I really use completely manual cameras in decades past? How brave, what strength of character to persevere through such hardship!

If anyone ever asks again if they should buy a D700 I'm going to knock them over the head with my wooden 4x5! (oops, I can't say that anymore........I'll shake my finger at them!)

Mark Sloane
Danville, CA

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