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Nikon D100

D100
Review Date: Apr 24, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $2,100.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: F-mount, Batt life, custom curves, low light cond., good AF, ergonomic, properly build, quality, getting afforrdable
Cons:
no perfect Jpeg software, little soft in detail when shooting jpeg, some underexp. no sync (only optional via MBD100), no firewire

By all means, I love my D100. I have 4 lenses on it and I can tell, invest in good glass, this camera gives you the best if you mount the best.

I shoot mainly in jpeg for daily stuff, using a custom curve by JTgraphics and most of my exposure is spot on now (flash to). I review all my shots with histogram so I can see how I'm doing.

Still have to learn to stop down sometimes when bright light hits the subject, DSLR tends to be more unforgiven than film.

I have printed out 8x12" photo's and also by photolab, results are great, colors are fine and neutral, some post processing is needed but I love the results I get with this D100.

What I would improve :

- firmware upgrade possible by user.
- exposure correction in new firmware
- jpeg engine could be little better (detail - sharpness)
- sync terminal not optional
- CAM 1300 AF
- shutterspeed 1/8000
- buffer up to above 10 (better 15) images at high write speed
- +4 fs/sec
- High flash sync (up to 1/4000)

But maybe I'm talking about a D200, who knows ;-)

Phil


 
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF Nikkor

1906NCP_180
Review Date: Apr 24, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $135.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: razor sharp, fast, qiet AF, light, small, cheap
Cons:
none I can think off, maybe the plastic barrel that used to be metal

This is maybe one of Nikkor's best lenses, rated 4,6 MFT and cost bearly nothing, now these days again gains popularity on DSLR making it a 75mm on a D100 for small portrets, general shooting.

I have it in standby all the time and like to use it as much as possible, I use it as my prime Makro lens in combination with the Kenko automatic rings, a great combination giving me up to 7 different selectable combinations of 12+20+36mm.

At f/22 I get fabulous macro results with this very cheap but nice lens.
I use a B+W filter on it. The only thing is that it used to be all metal, now the new D version is made in plastic.

High recommended for a bargain price, I paid 135$ new.