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
Here's a thread from Nikonians with a very helpful spreadsheet about all of the settings.
Here's a discussion at NikonCafe with some very useful tips & tricks for settings and such.
Here are a few excerpts from Elite's D300 made easy DVD
Here are some links to a few articles and threads that are helpful.
High Pass sharpening in Capture NX
Live View White Balance
Setting files for capture NX
Other helpful websites
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!
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.
I found this quite useful for lens glyphs:
And this as a good place to look up the lenses themselves:
If I Say Anything To Offend, I have Made Available This Apology Especially For You:
Thanks! Just got mine last week, this will be very helpful as I learn the ins and outs.
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.
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
.. 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)
Capture NX How-To Articles (Nikon site) - a lot of power in NX that isn't 'obvious' ..
Ron Wrucke (Va Eastern Shore)
Thanks Brad, this is one of the best post for beginners if not "the' best.
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?
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