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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:41 pm 
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:dance: Just got it. Now to open and start the learning process. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Read the manual first! :lol:

Congrats!
Now to try out all it's options, under all conditions...
Do you have a zoo, even a kindergaten zoo nearby? That makes for excellent testingground, and will teach you a lot.
(And if it's not too obvious, you can even post photos here for comment.)

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Great stuff, enjoy and report back please :thumbs_up: :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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My user name has been chanaged to 'reddirt' :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Unpacked and setting it up, labeling the poignant sections of the manual and starting to go through them section by section. Took my first picture :cam: of a wild Kentucky Turkey but don't know as yet how to upload it. I think it was great :thumbs_up: just because I got it. Not like members great shots. Just got it.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Doing better with total photography subject. Profile picture is from last trip to SA. It was taken with a Canon PnS at Mkuze falls.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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When all else fails read the directions!

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It was about 30/35 meters away and moving fast. One of 7 that visit our yard regularly.

Your critic is welcomed.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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One more. Taken from a bouquet.

I'll now wait for comments while I practice, practice and practice!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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It's been sometime since I posted my first pictures. No comments. Did I cross some line? :redface: :hmz: I'll continue to practice, practice, practice. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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I don't know why no one answers?

But:
The turkey was obviously too quick for you. You didn't have a lot of light, so the shuttertime was too slow, resulting in movement.
Handheld too from the looks of it, the background is a little blurry too. Nothing you can do about that, this is not a shot you can take with a tripod. With a beanbag however you might have? Just something to keep in mind.

The lily is good, though I would have looked for a slightly different angle.
The why? The other lily (top left) detracts the attention. The one on the right is cut off, maybe you could have gotten the stems in the photo?
Good subject though, it'll let you experiment a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Hi reddirt,

Great to see you are enjoying the camera. Are you happy with your choice? Sorry I didn't respond sooner, but I didn't receive any notifications of your posts. :huh:

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My small Sony PNS indicates the # of pics remaining on the card. Does the P90 do the same? This is my second trip to SA and I would take the middle road for quality I think. What accessories did you buy? :huh:


Only accessories we bought were an 8 Gig SD card and an extra battery (Hahnel). So far we haven't manage to fill the SD card yet because I can't take enough photos! I'm sure I'll get an opportunity to max out the card soon though... he he he

I don't have my camera with me now, but yes, I think it does show the number of remaining photo's.

Nice Turkey BTW :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Also purchased an 8Gb card. Have not inserted it as yet but the 1 Gb has 397 photo capacity. I think I bought way too much for my use. The only accessory I purchased was a Nikon camera bag made for the D3000/4000. I works out well. Thanks for the comment on the Turkey. One of the other members commented on the quality as being blurred, but it was my first pic and it was running fast. It was about 30 meters away and the telephoto was extended and the camera was hand held. It's good enough for my needs.
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Coming to Kruger in September for nine days at three camps. One being Showu. Having a difficult time with the car rental decision. A Nisson SUV type would cost about $1400 for 10 days while a Honda Jazz only $500. Hard to justify. Will the grass be that high to need a taller car? Your input would be appreciated. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Have you been to the KNP in a vehicle similar to the Jazz before? My SO and I have done this before but we now have an SUV and we definately prefer it. For vehicle height and packing space you can't beat it. Even though it's only the 2 of us we pack the entire SUV chock a block full.

The price difference is huge and no I also can't justify it. But hey if you can afford it I say why not? $1400 sounds a bit much, is that $140 a day?


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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Need some more advice plse ... was just about to purchase a Nikon Coolpix p100 when a pro photographer told me to rather buy the Canon x20is.
Have decided not to go the SLR route but rather a point and shoot at this stage.
Any thoughts from the pros on this forum. Help me decide once and for all.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon P100
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I can't really comment on the Canon as I don't know them (and has no interrest to either... :twisted: ), but why stay with point-'n-shoot and not DSLR? Is it budget or "scared" of all the settings?

I must say the entry level DSLR these days are really so cost effective, Nikon and canon that that is not a factor anymore. The entry level DSLR's are also so user friendly (yes, they also have an "auto" button...) and still gives you such great flexibillity that I would still opt for a DSLR, even if it is an entry level one.

The only reason these days I can think of not to go for a DSLR is because of size and weight.

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