A&P *Official* d80 Owner's Thread

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    i'd figured since there are a few owners of d80's here it would be helpful to share tips, etc.

    IN!:naughty: :naughty:
     
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    d70 and F5 crew all up in hurr
     
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    IN!!

    so... What settings have you guys found success with?

    I only shoot raw, but i'm looking for advice on sharpening levels, optimization mode, the long exposure and high iso NR...

    stuff like that...

    here's the last pic I took with mine...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. crazykid

    crazykid New Member

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    I jsut picked up a D80 the other night, with the 18-135mm kit lense. So far I like it... but got alot to learn.
     
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    phish hockey crew

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    I'm using enhanced sharpening, +saturation, III color mode, and white balance I adjust accordingly.

    Any settings that you guys use that you guys like?
     
  7. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    what mode do you shoot in?
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    phish,

    where are you enhancing the sharpening from?

    I left my manual at home, can't find it...

    thanks.
     
  9. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    what is the point of that viewfinder cover that comes with the d80?
     
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    phish hockey crew

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    So far, Aperture priority :hs:
     
  11. phish

    phish hockey crew

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    Go to Optimize image > Custom > Sharpening? :dunno:
     
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    My brother has it and everytime I go home to visit I tend to steal it from him. I have the D70s. Only thing though, I feel like the D80 oversells the image cause of it's nice screen. They always look better on the screen than they do on my monitor whereas the D70s looks better when I upload them to my computer.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    you buy one?
     
  14. phish

    phish hockey crew

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    I zoom in on the screen and whatever shows up on the LCD is the exact same as it shows on my computer.

    I'm happy with the LCD.
     
  15. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    yeah...

    bought it from costco so if i dont like it ill return it whenever :p
     
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    oooh the one in the big yellow box? haha i saw that there

    is it worth it.. meaning are the lenses like good? ( im a DSLR noob at worst)

    i was wondering if I should get it from Costco or eBay if they had a better deal...
     
  17. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    i got it at costco bc of their wonderful return policy.:noes:

    if i dont like the performance ill return it. I could return it in a year when the d80s comes out and swap it for that :naughty:.

    stay away from the ebay deals bc the lenses are usually garbage. Although I am not saying that the costco lenses are that much better. I just like the fact that I can return it if it ever breaks or if i dont want it anymore.
     
  18. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    hey guys...

    is it just me or is the thing really slow at AF and not hitting the claimed 3fps.

    I was playing with a 30d today and I notice that thing is way faster at AF and fps. (I know it's supposed to be 5fps)
     
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    What lens does yours have?

    The AF on mine is lightning quick.

    I haven't used the multi frame shooting yet though.

    Oh, and Phish, thanks for the tip... I found it.
     
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    1200mk Still same OG

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    slow mo f/3.5-5.6 glass 18-55

    what are you using?
     
  21. jared_IRL

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    18-70mm and the 50mm 1.8

    I've heard the 18-55 is slow, and honestly, not that great of a lens, from what i've read.

    But it's a kit lens. Comparing it to another camera with a kit lens should be a pretty even test bed...
     
  22. crazykid

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    I find mine AF on my 18-135mm lense not bad at all. But I have nothing to compare it too.

    Its the "kit" lense I got with my kit for $1379 CDN.
     
  23. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    how is it at night?
     
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    Jesus why do you keep comparing them :ugh:

    D80 vs XTI
    30D vs D200

    get it right
     
  25. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    bc the 30d is at the same price point...
    :ugh:
     

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