New Nikon D300? - START HERE!

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B Bretz Regular Member • Posts: 403
New Nikon D300? - START HERE!

I thought I'd start this thread since I just bought a new D300 and I've read a lot about the camera recently. I see a lot of people with questions asking for help and I thought I would compile some useful links in this thread for beginners as well as other folks Hopefully, with the help of the kind folks here, we can make this a very informative thread.

First, there's the owners manual, which you can download here for easy reading on your PC/Mac
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D300_en_noprint.pdf

Here's a thread from Nikonians with a very helpful spreadsheet about all of the settings.

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=149&topic_id=113811&mesg_id=113811&page=

Here's a discussion at NikonCafe with some very useful tips & tricks for settings and such.
http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=138731

Here are a few excerpts from Elite's D300 made easy DVD
Active D-Lighting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWDS1va_Dk&feature=related
Live View
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSABJjmk-gI
Demo Tips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3lhyUNapqs&feature=related

Here are some links to a few articles and threads that are helpful.
High Pass sharpening in Capture NX
http://dptnt.com/2007/11/high-pass-sharpening-using-nikon-capture-nx/
Live View White Balance
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1039&message=25928617
Setting files for capture NX
http://www.luminescentphoto.com/capturenx.html

Other helpful websites
Nikon Digitutor
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/eng/d300/index.shtml
Luminous Landscape
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/
NikonCafe
http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/index.php?
Thom hogan
http://www.bythom.com/
Bjorn Rorslett
http://www.naturfotograf.com/index2.html
Rob Galbraith
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/index.asp

I hope some of these links are useful for many of you and I hope we enjoy our news tools. Please feel free to use this thread to post more helpful ideas, thoughts, links, pics questions so that well all benefit.

Stay positive and shoot for the stars!

Brad.

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Joe Marques Veteran Member • Posts: 5,963
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Nice job, very useful.

Joe

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plainwhite Regular Member • Posts: 319
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Where was this two months ago? Thanks.

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drmaturin Regular Member • Posts: 215
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nice job, thanks

olstrup Senior Member • Posts: 2,812
Thank you!

Thank you for a positive and helpful post, aimed at helping people getting the most out of their new camera. A very pleasant contrast from all those negative, heated, flaming posts that have floaded this forum lately.

AptSmith Regular Member • Posts: 404
Lenses and Glyphs for those new to Nikon Land

I found this quite useful for lens glyphs:

http://www.nikonimaging.com/global/products/lens/glossary.htm

And this as a good place to look up the lenses themselves:

http://www.nikonimaging.com/global/products/lens/af/index.htm

Regards,
AptSmith

eggburt Contributing Member • Posts: 959
Re: Lenses and Glyphs for those new to Nikon Land

Thanks!
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leonart Regular Member • Posts: 134
Re: New Nikon D300 Learning Curve

It looks like a uni timetable...
Isn't like this gear should just work.
PROPERLY WORK ! In ANY circumstances !

Simply according to the instructions...

artemesia66 Regular Member • Posts: 108
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Thanks! Just got mine last week, this will be very helpful as I learn the ins and outs.

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Eskasi Regular Member • Posts: 242
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Thank you very much. Extremely Useful and easy to spot subject!

Warrenh New Member • Posts: 1
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Thanks for the links. This is way I like DPReview.

USVI4ME Regular Member • Posts: 426
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Thanks for taking the time to put this all together.

Bookmarked and will use this post often.
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Rcavi8tor Regular Member • Posts: 207
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Thanks Brad. Very helpful. You put a lot of effort into this and I'm sure people will be very appreciative for your help and willingness to share this info.
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ron wrucke Senior Member • Posts: 1,065
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B Bretz wrote:

I thought I'd start this thread since I just bought a new D300 and
I've read a lot about the camera recently. I see a lot of people with
questions asking for help and I thought I would compile some useful
links in this thread for beginners as well as other folks Hopefully,
with the help of the kind folks here, we can make this a very
informative thread.

.. good thread; this will help a lot of new D300 buyers ..

Some additional sites addressing how to use Capture NX besides Jason Odell's site that you already mentioned ( http://www.luminescentphoto.com/capturenx.html )

Capture NX Tutorials, tech guides and tips (Nikon site)
http://www.capturenx.com/

Capture NX How-To Articles (Nikon site) - a lot of power in NX that isn't 'obvious' ..

http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=14234&p_created=1175285705&p_sid=vAYwoTTi&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=61&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX3Jvd19jbnQ9MzQsMzQmcF9wcm9kcz00MiwyOTgmcF9jYXR

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rcamargo Regular Member • Posts: 249
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Thanks Brad, this is one of the best post for beginners if not "the' best.

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DenD Regular Member • Posts: 160
This is exactly what this forum should be doing-Thanks (NT)

NT=Nuttin' here

chris franklin Regular Member • Posts: 250
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THank You I am getting my D300 today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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thomas2279 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,876
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thk's for sharing some good links.....
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jacqth Regular Member • Posts: 360
thanks!
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orchidnut Regular Member • Posts: 499
THAT'S what this Forum is all about!

Now, THAT D300 post is what a Forum was meant to be: helpful...helpful...did I mention helpful? Can you imagine what all forums would be like if this kind of effort was present, instead of so much turf battling and my-gear-is-better-than-your-gear?

Thanks!

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