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Old 16-01-2007, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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New D80, tips needed

Hi Folks,

Just got a D80, well pick it up this weekend really, and I wanted to know if you had any tips on changing the default settings to make it better than it is out of the box.

Thanks in advance for your help and advice.
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Old 16-01-2007, 20:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New D80, tips needed

Well firstly for optimum shots to play with in Photoshop or equivalent, I would suggest shooting RAW. This means you don't have to worry about all the settings for images on the camera, as they only effect JPEG shots.

Once in your photo editing software you have full flexibility to make the the most of each shot based on it's own merits.

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Old 16-01-2007, 21:15   #3 (permalink)
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Re: New D80, tips needed

And if you want to use jpgs then I can only suggest reading the manual
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Good to have you at Pixalo eighty.

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Re: New D80, tips needed

I just got my D80 and can say I have not used JPEG since charging the battery.
I had a quick play with JPEG this morning and can say that at the default settings the out-of-camera pictures require very little manipulation other than unsharp mask.

The short of it is, set the qual to JPEG L (large) set the mode dial to P mode and fire away.

You can learn the other features as you go along.
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Old 17-01-2007, 11:12   #8 (permalink)
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Re: New D80, tips needed

Thanks for the advice. When I get my dirty paws on the thing at the weekend, I'm charging the battery whilst reading the manual, then it's click, click, click all the way home. ;o)

Thanks for all your welcome messages.
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Don't forget to post some results.
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Old 17-01-2007, 13:22   #10 (permalink)
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I'm sure you are not interested in photos from a trade show and drunk people at parties. However come to think of it I'm sure there will be some candidates for priceless.com
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Re: New D80, tips needed

Au-Contrare mon-a-mee.
The D80 is the new kid on the block and I am interested in both results and user opinions.
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Au-Contrare mon-a-mee.
The D80 is the new kid on the block and I am interested in both results and user opinions.
OK I'll post all my pics in WebShots anyway, but I'll post some of the best ones here.

I'll also let you know what I think of the camera from a complete DSLR novice.
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Re: New D80, tips needed

Whenever you feel ready your thoughts about the D80 would be welcome in the Equipment Reviews Section.
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Re: New D80, tips needed

my tips for the D80 (haven't got it yet but soon wil)

reset the menu before a shot (green dots)
check and set the menu to your preferences (my menu)
use good glass (lenses)
use well known brands of memory like kingston and sandisk

make shure your cards are formated before a shoot
make shure your D80 has enough power (charge the batteries)

if lenses with vr are used turn it on when handshooting it will increase the number of good pictures
do not over saturate in camera , better use a good level and expose to the right (watch the viewfinder )
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Re: New D80, tips needed

Your input is much appreciated nikonian2 but note, this thread is three years old
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three years old....whats going on?
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Re: New D80, tips needed

I got the D80 YIHAAAAAA!!!

get those tipsz to me please ..here are 3 first results..





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