Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie
hope to see a lot of stellar shots soon
Not sure about soon, but I'll keep trying
I've really only been experimenting with the camera so far; trying different settings in different conditions to experience how it all works. I've really only been trying to get familiar and comfortable with the D300, rather than trying to produce anything of merit. I've been trying to test the camera's limitations in real-world (-ish) conditions
. No amount of reading seems to be an adequate substitute for actual hands-on testing in my experience.
One of the first things I've been doing is building a custom menu of all the settings I've been using most. There are a lot of settings that are easily accessible from the exterior of the camera, but some are buried in menus and sub-menus and it's handy to have the ones I use most in one place. Of course, I don't know what they are until I try the camera out in different circumstances, so it's a useful exercise to just play around with it for a while.
I have to say though, based on my few days of experience so far, I think the D300 really is an excellent camera. I've been really pleased with how few limitations it has presented since I've owned it. The more I use it, the more I come to appreciate just how good a tool it is. I've also been pretty pleased with my choice of lens. Once I had the back-focusing issue identified and corrected (thanks to the D300's AF fine tune) I've found it to be really very good. So far it's all been an extremely pleasant step-up from my previous camera.
Anyway, I could go on all day about how great this camera is. I'd better stop now before I start to write an essay
Originally Posted by ecoyd1
Highly Annoyed: Lets see some shots with that D300!
Yes, I know
. Give me chance will you?!
I'm still getting used to the camera, just playing around with it so far, getting a feel for it and finding it's limitations. I'll be doing even more of that once I get Capture NX2 (which is en-route) and start to play around with RAW files. I like to experiment, I find it a good way to learn.
Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your advice and help again. If it weren't for you (and GoneTomorrow) I probably wouldn't have considered the move to DSLR for a long time. So far I think it's really been worth it and I'm extremely pleased with the camera and the other photographic hardware. It all works exactly how I had hoped and has actually exceeded my expectations in some ways, which is not something I can say about much else.