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Just got the D300..... #11727
12/01/07 09:04 AM
12/01/07 09:04 AM
Joined: Sep 2005
Portland Oregon
RomanJohnston Offline OP
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Portland Oregon
AMAZING camera...except one thing. Darned if 14bit files....and .jpg files from 14bit shooting mode (obviously converted down to 8bit for .jpg in the camera)make my 64bit Operating System crash while trying to render thumbnails.

If I shoot in 12 bit mode.....everything is absolutly fine.

They have a codec for 32bit operating systems...but not for 64bit. Wrote Nikon and hoping to get an answer soon.

Now...with all that asside...and I am sure I will get that taken care of soon....the camera ...well...lets just put it this way.....I am so glad I sold my D2X to get this unit. It is nothing short of a huge evolutionary step forward.

Would post some inital shots..but their all 14 bit so cant do anything with them right now....but plan on playing this week in 12bit mode to get a feel for it.

It is the FIRST camera I have started to trust the matrix metering on.

More to come later.

Roman

Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: RomanJohnston] #11728
12/01/07 12:16 PM
12/01/07 12:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
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Quote:

AMAZING camera...except one thing. Darned if 14bit files....and .jpg files from 14bit shooting mode (obviously converted down to 8bit for .jpg in the camera)make my 64bit Operating System crash while trying to render thumbnails.

If I shoot in 12 bit mode.....everything is absolutly fine.

They have a codec for 32bit operating systems...but not for 64bit. Wrote Nikon and hoping to get an answer soon.

Now...with all that asside...and I am sure I will get that taken care of soon....the camera ...well...lets just put it this way.....I am so glad I sold my D2X to get this unit. It is nothing short of a huge evolutionary step forward.

Would post some inital shots..but their all 14 bit so cant do anything with them right now....but plan on playing this week in 12bit mode to get a feel for it.

It is the FIRST camera I have started to trust the matrix metering on.

More to come later.

Roman




Congrats Roman. Too bad about the 64bit codec. Part of that bleeding edge thing. I am really looking forward to you sharing your experiences with this new puppy. I'm waiting to pull the trigger myself. I just can't bring myself to become an early adopter of a brand new Nikon camera. I did it with the D70 and lost my camera for a month with BGLOD. Then there was the banding issue with early D200s. I have to admit it's getting harder and harder to hold back with all the things I'm reading about the D300. I'm sure your evaluation will be very valuable.

BTW: I guess you've noticed that things are getting pretty brutal over at DPR. Seems like you can't read a thread anymore without it degrading into personal attacks. Hopefully that will die down after all the new camera posts settle. I always enjoy you're posts over there.

Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: glamson] #11729
12/01/07 02:44 PM
12/01/07 02:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Arizona
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Arizona
Congrats Roman! I am sure you are going to have a blast with your new toy.

Of course, now that you have a new camera, that will mean your shots are no longer so much better than mine because:

... you have a such a great eye for composition ... or
... because you really understand how to capture the exposure that will bring out the best in the shot.... or
... because you seem to really know what you want out of a shot and are able to use your tools to obtain it... or
... because you know how to bring out the best detail contrast and colors with your post processing.

No - now that you have a new camera your shots will outshine mine simply because you have a better camera than me

Looking forward to seeing some shots!


See my stuff here davedilli.zenfolio.com
Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: daveman] #11730
12/01/07 04:06 PM
12/01/07 04:06 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Nashville Tennessee
Durwood Edwards Offline
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Nashville Tennessee
Quote:


No - now that you have a new camera your shots will outshine mine simply because you have a better camera than me





Funny!

I was shooting some pictures for a friend of mine who is a knifemaker. He was impressed with the quality and said, "Man you have great camera."
I looked at some of his beautiful knives and began to praise his anvil.


Durwood Edwards
www.joelton.org

"Never miss a good chance to shut-up!" - Will Rogers
Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: Durwood Edwards] #11731
12/01/07 11:00 PM
12/01/07 11:00 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
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Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Roman,

Congrats on the new camera. It looks like an awesome machine. Would you mind shooting some comparison shots at some point between 14 bit and 12 bit converted? Do you see a real difference?

James

Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: James Morrissey] #11732
12/02/07 09:35 PM
12/02/07 09:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Montana
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Montana
I like my 300 but it like the d200 dont like the cold. both shut down in sub zero temps. fought it all weekend. I shoot wildlife mainly, and cant have this keep happening. with gas $$$ and my time, i'm wasting way too much time with dead equipment when it gets cold. . .

Lost the focus on the 70-200 vr afs and the camera would not even stay on after about 20 minutes in -10 degrees.

My f5, 90, 100 and d70, and d2h never had these problems. sure the batteries would not last, but at least they would work.

Both the 200 and the 300 just are not made to shoot in the conditions I shoot. my shooting partners d200 ran out of gas too. . .

Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: Tony Bynum] #11733
12/02/07 10:38 PM
12/02/07 10:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Donner Summit, CA
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Quote:

I like my 300 but it like the d200 dont like the cold. both shut down in sub zero temps. fought it all weekend. I shoot wildlife mainly, and cant have this keep happening. with gas $$$ and my time, i'm wasting way too much time with dead equipment when it gets cold. . .

Lost the focus on the 70-200 vr afs and the camera would not even stay on after about 20 minutes in -10 degrees.

My f5, 90, 100 and d70, and d2h never had these problems. sure the batteries would not last, but at least they would work.

Both the 200 and the 300 just are not made to shoot in the conditions I shoot. my shooting partners d200 ran out of gas too. . .




Tony,

Sounds like you're putting your D300 through some tough conditions. Sounds like you think it might be the battery? Maybe you need the MB-D10 battery pack. Then you could use the EN-EL4 which is about double the power of the 3e used in the D300. Think that might help?

Geo

Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: glamson] #11734
12/03/07 01:19 AM
12/03/07 01:19 AM
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Colorado,USA
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Colorado,USA
Is that a common problem with the D200/300? I shoot a lot in the cold winter months and was looking at getting the D300.

Last edited by Darren Rowley; 12/03/07 01:20 AM.
Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: Darren Rowley] #11735
12/03/07 08:00 PM
12/03/07 08:00 PM
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Alaska
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I can't speak for the D3 or D300 as I haven't used them yet here in Alaska, but I do know several people that use the D200 and D2X here in Alaska in sub zero temps with no problems except shorter battery life.


David Ramey Photography
Re: Just got the D300..... [Re: DavidRamey] #11736
12/03/07 08:02 PM
12/03/07 08:02 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Montana
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Montana
got all that, but what I have not done, is I have not yet tried AA's. the mbd10 comes with a AA holder, i'll have to give that a try and see if the alalkines do better . . .

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