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new d3100

clintQB 10 51 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 8:08PM
Well today i bought my new d3100, anyone got any d3100 advice??
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
25 Aug 2011 8:17PM
You ask NOW?

After you bought it..??

** sigh **

Welcome to EPZ Clint!

(I caught the 'Tongue' in your PF so...)
clintQB 10 51 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 9:15PM
well it was now or never, i had been thinking of buying a dslr for a few years........all i have to do now is learn how to use it :-s haha
Rachel99 12 1 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 9:17PM
I have a d3100 amd my advice is enjoy it Smile
Cracking little camera
Lynx08 13 1.2k Scotland
25 Aug 2011 9:42PM
Get out and use it, easiest way to learn what it can do. If you get really stuck, refer to the manual!

Oh, and welcome to EPZ

janeez Plus
13 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 11:10AM

Quote:If you get really stuck, refer to the manual!

Whats a manual!!!!? Tongue
StrayCat 17 19.1k 3 Canada
26 Aug 2011 6:00PM
It's the manufacturer's opinion of how the camera should be operated.Wink
User_Removed 11 4.6k 1 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 7:41PM
As a Nikon fan, I have to admit that what Nikon laughingly call a manual is worse than useless. In fact they are worse than worse than useless.

However, there are several excellent third party users' manuals available on Amazon as well as lot of decent video tuition on Youtoob.

Having said that, Nikon entry level dSLRs do tend to be highly intuitive in their use
26 Aug 2011 7:50PM
Really? I've always thought the manuals really good. Using simple graphics to explain the menus and what each of the option variants do. If you need details about the EFFECT of using the different options, then that might be where the books come in - not everybody does and that would really complicate a manual.

What I can't figure is why the flash manual for the SB800/SB900 is twice as thick as the manual for the D3s Grin Grin
StrayCat 17 19.1k 3 Canada
26 Aug 2011 8:03PM
Because they haven't figured it out yet themselves.Grin

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