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    I like the magic lantern user guides and I got one for my F100. Once you get all the options figured out it is a very simple camera that has a great meter.

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    I suggest the Tao of Photography as a book about the philosophy of photography rather than the nuts and bolts. You can learn more about the technicalities of photography as you go. Put your F100 in program "P" mode and just shoot. I love my 50 1.8 on my N80. It's very sharp.

    My local lab will process a roll for me for $6 and put it on disk for $3 and they do a very good job. Don't take your film to 1 hour places unless you like scratched negatives.

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    Hi staphkills and welcome to APUG. You can send the F100 to me and I will check it out for you. Anyway, nice start.
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    I would suggest downloading the manual and go through it with camera in your hand. Downloadables are available from Nikon itself. I also recommend you'll do a RESET before doing anything else. This is a complex camera with lots of customizable options. You'll want to have it in default option and make changes the way you want it. There are two reset for this camera. See page 76...
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Put it in program and shoot a roll or two and try to pay attention to what is going on. You bought the camera to have fun, that will be fun. Then buckle down and hit the books. From my point of view I have read all kinds of stuff from digital guides from last month, to Kodak's Kodakery monthly publications from the teens and even underwater photography guides. What have I learned from all that is that capturing an image is the same no mater what and where you are shooting, digital or film the basic operation, tips and tricks are all the same so read what appeals to you, you will learn better that way. On the down side of that, finding what appeals to you may involve a lot of reading of dry boring stuff, remember it's all useful.

    Enjoy the new camera, that is a really a great set up you have there.

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    Welcome Home Staphkills,

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
    You are very well prepared to begin your photographic journey.
    But, It is a neverending journey !

    BTW ; What's your real name, and age ?
    I'm not feeling the love with your userID.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron LarFor4X5 View Post
    I'm not feeling the love with your userID.
    Probably in a medical field.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Probably in a medical field.
    That's what I was thinking.
    Just had to tease the new guy a wee bit.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron LarFor4X5 View Post
    That's what I was thinking.
    Just had to tease the new guy a wee bit.
    Always fun to jerk someone's chain!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Maybe try & find a copy of the Nikon & Nikkormat Way by Herbert Kepler. It dates from the 70's and talks mostly about the F & F2. but from a basics point of view I found it very useful. The book is long out of print but comes up on ebay from time to time. I paid around £10 for mine. Think it is a late edition with a rather lovely looking lady on the cover and some green pages that cover the then brand new Nikon F3.
    David.

    NAS sufferer with far too much Nikon kit.

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