NIKON TALK (All Nikon Camera Discussions)

Discussion in 'Photographers' started by jamby, Feb 22, 2008.

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  1. jamby

    jamby Member

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    Is there any Nikon DSLR Users here?

    Maybe we can share tips and tricks in getting the most out of our DSLR's...

    like the proper settings for a particualr shot...

    Tnx..


    Btw,..i'm a D80 User...
     
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    I'm a d40x user
     
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    surgfish

    hi! i'm also interested in this exact model.

    how is it? comments? review? :)

    does the kit lens that come with the package (AF-S) have auto focus? as i understand it, this Nikon model only has AF on special type of lenses right?

    TIA
     
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    D40 user here. But soon upgrading to a D80. :)
     
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    D80 user.

    newbie.

    only 2 weeks into photography.

    "welcome to the dark side..." :)
     
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    i'm currently using D70. previous to that im using F80 (film slr)
     
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    currently using a d70s. my n80 and fm2n are currently "gathering dust" :)
     
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    D70 user here!

    got a yashica rangefinder too, but it's been in the "vault" for quite some time. <- oops, sorry, yashica is not Nikon, is it? :D
     
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    d300 user.

    to Godfather: have owned a d40x, its a great cam, yes, the lens comes with it is a AF-s lens, all AF-s (nikon ) and HSM (sigma) lens can auto focus on it.
     
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    D40x user here! =)

    The best DSLR for beginners like me. :cool:
     
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    satisfied D40x user here, with 18-200mm VR
     
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    Nikon D300.(previous Canon user). We can all use help from time to time
     
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    D70s user here. :)
     
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    Nikon d80 user. Also a photography newbie. :)
     
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    Nikon D40 owner/user here! Bought my baby on the 1st day of 2008 along with my Apple MacBook.

    After owning several Canon point-and-shoot digital cameras, I'm with Nikon now. Though I miss Canon so much. Might get an extra point-and-shoot again.
     
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    Gusy is it Nikon D40x has the anti dust function?
     
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    D80 user

    People, what setting do you use for outdoor action shots?
     
  18. _geo_

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    Was into my nikon slr's before but now trying out my bro's d40. Nice !
     
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    nikon user here :)
    d300 and d70s :)
     
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    Pretty much shot with every Nikon DSLR after the D70s from the D80 to the D3.

    Watchawannaknow?

    For the D80, it has it's own character different from every Nikon DSLR that came before it.

    - Out of the box, is pretty saturated.
    - Exposes better for shadows at the expense of highlights.

    Knowing these, it's up to you if you like it's rendition or not. In the way different film stock affected how the output looks like when developed, so is the D80 unique. Personally, I found it great but eventually moved on to others just to find a balance between affordability and performance that I prefer.

    It's a constantly moving target for me and I think I'll never settle with just one DSLR coz' I wanna try them all as much as my finances will allow :)

    Some D80 tips based on my own experience, your mileage may vary;

    Watch out for skin tones, it's easy to go overboard with this camera. It's not a concern if you are shooting for yourself, but it maybe an issue if you are shooting as a VA (volunteer assistant) and the lead shooter is using a D70, D200, D300 and higher model. Use custom white balance generously depending on lighting conditions to maintain accuracy.

    Watch out for high-contrast scenes like landscapes on a bright sunny day. The D80's metering is biased to retain shadow details but will blow out (overexpose) highlights which may end up with clipped clouds. Learn to use the over/under exposure dial when shooting outdoors and watch your histogram.

    Other than a Fuji DSLR, this is as close to Velvia output Nikon has in it's DSLR line up which maybe good news to some but bad for others.

    As for High ISO, I wouldn't go over ISO 800 if you wanna print your images at 8x10 or bigger. At higher ISOs, turn off the in-cam noise reduction and use a post processing noise reduction software like Noise Ninja to clean it out to get better results.

    Have fun with your camera and kill that shutter :)
     
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