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Complete Guide to the Nikon F100


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This eBook helps you master the use of the F100, with a full description of the camera features and lots of useful tips and background information. This is the work that should have been the manual! This eBook version is being made available with additional useful software. A must-read for any F100 user.

  • Nikon metering and autofocus modes explained in plain English! Wonder what the matrix metering pattern looks like and how it works? Can't figure out Dynamic autofocus, Release Priority, Focus Priority, Closest Focus Priority, and a host of other terms used to describe features of the focusing system? Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon F100 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his Nikon Field Guide a best seller.
  • Covers everything, including software. Did you know that there are four software programs that can be used with the F100 to download data, one of which runs on a Psion organizer? Thom leaves no stone unturned--you'll learn everything you need to know to get the most out of your F100.
  • Includes useful spreadsheets! You'll also receive Thom's Excel workbooks for macro, flash, and lens calculators (know how to calculate the GN of multiple flashes or the effective GN when bouncing the flash off the ceiling? You will if buy this book!).

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Table of Contents:

TABLE OF CONTENTS 3
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 7
NOTE ON THE EBOOK EDITION 8
INTRODUCTION 10
F100 BASICS 13
  F100 LINEAGE AND HISTORY 13
  F100 CONTROLS 18
    F100 Front View 18
    F100 Top View 19
    F100 Back View 20
  F100 DISPLAYS 20
    Top LCD [21] 21
    VIEWFINDER DISPLAY 22
  CAMERA SETUP 24
    POWER 24
      Battery Life 26
    DATE IMPRINT (WITH MF-29 DATA BACK) 27
    VIEWFINDER ADJUSTMENT 29
    RESETTING THE CAMERA 31
USING THE F100 33
  FILM LOADING, REWINDING, & UNLOADING 33
    Rewinding 37
    Unloading Film 39
    Warnings and Whatnot 39
  LENSES AND FOCUSING 40
    Attaching Lenses 41
    The Autofocus System 43
       Autofocus Modes 45
       Autofocus Tracking 46
       Dynamic versus Single Area Focus 48
       Autofocus Recommendations 52
       Locking the Autofocus Area 54
  METERING AND EXPOSURE 54
    Metering Methods 55
    Exposure Modes 60
    ISO Sensitivity 65
    Exposure Bracketing 69
    Exposure Compensation 77
  SHOOTING CONTROLS 80
    Shutter Release [9] 80
    Motor Drive 82
    Multiple Exposures 83
    Self Timer 86
    Depth of Field Preview 87
    Hyperfocal Distance 92
CUSTOM SETTINGS 95
  CSM #1 - Automatic Film Rewind 95
  CSM #2 - Exposure Increments 96
  CSM #3 - Bracketing Order 96
  CSM #4 - Partial Shutter Press Activates Autofocus 96
  CSM #5 - Warnings for non-DX Film 97
  CSM #6 - Direction Pad Wrap 97
  CSM #7 - Shutter Release Locks Exposure 98
  CSM #8 - Automatic Film Loading 99
  CSM #9 - Closest Subject Priority for Single Servo AF 99
  CSM #10 - Closest Subject Priority for Continuous Servo AF 100
  CSM #11- Exposure and Flash Bracketing Selection 100
  CSM #12 - Command Dial Function 101
  CSM #13 - Direct Exposure Compensation 102
  CSM #14 - Motor Drive for Multiple Exposure 103
  CSM #15 - Meter OFF Delay 104
  CSM #16 - Self Timer Delay 104
  CSM #17 - LCD Illumination 105
  CSM #18 - Data Imprint on Frame 0 105
  CSM #19 - Variable Aperture Control on Zoom Lenses 106
  CSM #20 - Shutter Release Confirmation Light 107
  CSM #21 - AE-L/AF-L Button [28] Behavior 107
  CSM #22 - Aperture Set by Dial or Lens Ring 108
Error Messages and Warnings 110
FLASH 115
  ALLOWABLE SHUTTER SPEEDS USING FLASH 115
  FLASH IS THE SHUTTER SPEED 117
  FLASH RESTRICTIONS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT 118
  FLASH MODES 119
    TTL Modes 119
    Automatic and Manual Flash Modes 123
    Specialized Manual Flash Modes (High Speed, Repeating Flash) 124
      Slow Sync 125
      Rear Sync 127
      Red Eye Reduction 128
      Fill Flash 130
  EXTERNAL FLASH 131
    SB-28/SB-28DX 133
    SB-50DX 144
USING AN F100 IN THE FIELD 152
  THE WAY THOM USES THE F100 152
  CLOSE-UP (MACRO) PHOTOGRAPHY 154
  WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS 156
  SOFTWARE 157
  LENS CHOICES 161
    Prime Time 161
    Zoom Duo 162
    Sensible Lenses for the F100 163
     Fixed Focal Length Nikkors 163
      Nikkor Zooms 167
    Lens Compatibility 171
    Teleconverter and Extender Options 173
WARRANTIES AND REPAIRS 174
GRAY MARKET CAMERAS 174
F100 ON THE WEB 177
  REVIEWS 177
  OTHER BOOKS 177
  DISCUSSION GROUPS/NEWSGROUPS 177
F100 ACCESSORIES 178
  Remote Cables 180
  Other Accessories to Carry 180
F100 SPECIFICATIONS 183
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 186
INDEX 189

F100 Guide Errata


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