Month: August 2007

Menu settings on the D200 – hue adjustmet

I have been getting some odd results with shots of greenery. So today I reset all the menu settings. This is done by pressing two buttons on the top plate – ‘QUAL’ and ‘+/-‘ for a second or so until the information in the top LCD blinks and resets. I was not sure whether this resets every setting in all the menus, and anyway I wanted to work my way through all the settings to make sure they were where I wanted them to be. I am away from home at the moment, so I googled for the D200 manual and came up with Ken Rockwell’s guide to the settings. It can be downloaded as a pdf, but looking at it in his site enables one to hyperlink to different references. So I discovered that I had the hue setting in SHOOTING MENU > Optimize Image > Custom > Hue Adjustment, set to -3degrees. I have no idea when I did it, but having done it, I decided to google for hue adjustment in the …

The Nikon D300

Everyone who had followed the Nikon and Camera brands of SLRs over the past several years expected that Nikon would bring out models to compete with the new Canon models. So it is no surprise that they have with the Nikon D3 and Nikon D300. The D3 is the first full frame (that is, the sensor is the size of a frame of 35mm film) that Nikon has produced. And that is all I am going to say about it, because lusting after it (price $5,000) will not get me one, and the D300 has many features that make it interesting and desirable in its own right. Features of the Nikon D300 It has 12 megapixels compared to the 10 megapixels of the D200, so the change in image quality from the pixel count is so small as to be discounted. But the sensor uses CMOS technology, unlike the D200, which has a CCD sensor. And it is a proprietory Nikon sensor. And the image processing is 14-bit. These three features imply that the image …