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#1 Dallas


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Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:07

What is your opinion of the Nikon D100? Please keep your comments related to your experiences with the camera. This thread will be indexed on our equipment pages.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:36

One workhorse of a camera.  Good build, light weight.  Not for fast action as the buffer is not that large.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 16:03

I think its a fine camera, at the right price. I think an Apple G4 is a fine computer, at the right price. What are you expectations? I am starting to believe that DSLR's are really not cameras, but computers with lenses attached to them that we look thru. Having said that, an Apple G4 was a really fine computer 7 years ago, but compared to my new Intel Mac Pro, its a bit of a slug with a lot of limitations.

I recently went back into my files and found some images made with a D100 i once owned. I was surprised by how much noise the files had in them (even at iso 100) and do not remember complaining about it then, I think we just adjusted to the limitations of the gear. Compared to my D2x or my D3, the D100 images are really noisy, but beck then, it seems ok. How do you feel about that?

My advice, unless you get a smokin' deal on this D100, you'd be better off with a D40.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 00:30

I had one for 1.5 years and loved it. If you can get one for a very good price go for it. Otherwise you'd be better getting a newer technology even paying a bit extra so you don't loose out on the long run. Now because of newer models coming out you could get a used D200 for a good price and have a heck of a nice camera.


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Posted 15 February 2008 - 15:58

My first DSLR, the D100 is very capable, but not as a point and shoot.  It takes a good PP routine to wring the best this camera can offer out of it.  I always shot at low ISO, and never noticed excessive grain, at least by the standards in place at the time.  I still have mine for IR work, it's the only one I have that will do IR with a filter.  Can't bring myself to modify it, and up until recently, it was the number 1 (read only!) back up to the D2x.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 23:49

this was a replacement for my D1. the added resolution was a big plus, along with the cleaner high ISO's and long exposure noise reduction mode. the built-in flash was another plus, along with the autoexposure with flash and AI lenses.

AF was so-so compared to the D1, but better than the N90. the lack of metering (other than with flash) with AI lenses was a disappointment.

drawbacks are the incredibly small buffer (always ran into the limit shooting action), and the loose fit with the MB-D100.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 20:56

I still keep my D100 with me on road trips as a back up for now. This is a great camera and it keeps on going . It hasn't always been treated as nice as it is right now and it never let me down. I shot some pic's with my new 70-200 VR G Zoom and they are still great . Noise can be corrected as with most other things now with some P.P., and they look great. I sold a lot of my work with the D100 and still have requests for the images from 2005. The grip is no different than the D300 or D700,,they are lose but with mine I added a thin strip of electrical tape to the bottom and fixed the problem.
The biggest drawbacks were the sluggish 3 frames per second shooting action and the buffer always full( what a pain) and the 1.8 inch Screen and I couldn't use my AIS lenses with it or had to bracket,,
This was the first camera I owned with a pop up flash built in. I didn't use it at first but a few months later it couldn't do without it and for fill flash it came in real handy. I sometimes find myself trying to get the flash up on my D2Xs,,that's how handy it was for me.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:41

I still have my D100 as a backup and second house. Some friends think I have upgraded - what they don't know is that I run all pictures through DXO Pro before doing anything else. OK, for that camera DXO is limited to JPEG support, but at times it is absolutely enough

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:39

I still have my D100 as a backup and second house. Some friends think I have upgraded - what they don't know is that I run all pictures through DXO Pro before doing anything else. OK, for that camera DXO is limited to JPEG support, but at times it is absolutely enough

This could be my description - I do exactly the same, and have got the same feedback :) I also do my final sharpening with Fred Miranda's plugin for the D100.

The normal tendency for underexposure is easy to cure - I have my compensation as "default" on +0,3

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