NEW D80 KIT! Check it now!!

Started Dec 14, 2006 | Discussions thread
kocho
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In reply to NiklaiN, Dec 14, 2006

... the brochure/insert that MUST come with each D80 kit. Should be bright Yellow, taped across the rear LCD so the user can't miss it and have clearly visible warning signs to draw attention:

  • WARNING! On rare occasions using the built-in flash in combination with certain camera settings may result in photos with darker or brighter than expected appearance. This is normal and intended operation as the camera knows better than You how to take indoor photos in poor light with slow lenses. Do not return the camera to the retailer. Read the manual and a photography book first.

  • WARNING! On even more rare occasions the camera may be unable to accurately read the user's mind as to the scene exposure in brightly lit high-contrast outdoor scenes and produce unexpected results. See advice on warning #1 above for corrective actions.

  • WARNING! On rearer yet occasions You may observe darkening of the corners of the frame when using the 18-135, 18-70, 18-200 VR or any other DX lens that you thought was a good deal to purchase as your first lens. Users who experience this are advised to read the Canon full-frame forum and reconsider their initial impression of the severity of the issue. If it still bothers you after that, purchasing the Nikon Capture NX at full retail plus a hefty mark-up will provide a solution (users are advised not to do Google or Yahoo! search for alternatives as these may be of much lower or higher cost and may or may not do a better job).

  • WARNING! If you intend to shoot wide agle, mid-range or telephoto with the aforementioned excellent Nikon or third party DX-format lenses, avoid shooting any straight lines such as architecture, roads, upright people, floor tiles, television screens, or anything else that might reveal the inherent distortion of these and other lens designs. Should you absolutely need to do so, attempt to place these subjects outside of the visible frame to avoid frustration. If you fail to do this, consider purchasing the Nikon Capture NX at full retail plus a hefty mark-up will provide a solution (users are advised not to do Google or Yahoo! search for alternatives as these may be of much lower or higher cost and may or may not do a better job)

  • WARNING! Do not attempt to shoot test charts of any kind including but not limited to falt targets, focus test charts (especially of the 45 degree variety), brick walls, wooden fences, white walls or ceilings, or any other non-real life scenes. Such test targets are very likely to produce unsatisfactory results, user aggravation, bickering within the online community, and a number of other undesireable effects. In the rare and extremely unlikely occasion that an experienced user can actually benefit from such tests you are advised to ship all your gear to Nikon who will promptly deny the results on up to three separate occasions. You are also advised that your chances to get an actual problem discovered via such tests to be resolved after the third attempt increase proportionately to the cost of the Nikkor lens you have used.

  • WARNING! Should you experinece focus problems with wide angle DX-design lenses you need to reconsider your shooting needs. In the rare occasion that, after you have experienced an infinity focus problem, you still insist that you must take a photograph of a distant object at a wide angle, you are advised to take several photographs at different focus points. This will ensure that most or all of them will be unsharp, with smeared corners and low detail level near infinity. This repeatable result will convince even the most hard-headed users that taking a wide angle photograph of a distant object with fine detail is not advisable, unless you have fully understood the ramifications of the previous warning above.

Thank you for selecting this camera! We are confident that you made the right choice and would not have any buyer's remorse. Enjoy!

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