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Old Feb 16, 2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default D100 in the snow

Has anyone taken shots in snow. If so can you recommend good settings for a D100. Thanks
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Old Feb 18, 2003, 12:41 PM   #2
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When shooting snow (mostly white), what important is to control the exposure compensation. If you just use matrix metering, then you could get a gray snow instead of white. Try +1/2 to +1 1/2 EV, or try bracketing the shot, see which one is best for you.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 12:07 PM   #3
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HI,

Or should be nice with 18% gray card. I will use gray card with me trip to Alaska next week.

If you sy where will I get 18% gray card?, most on website said OUT OF STOCK. So, you can try check your Pro camera location if they have sell cheap gray card.

Good luck
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Old Apr 14, 2003, 11:14 AM   #4
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You should check your manual of the D100 first, it says that you should not take pictures under certain temperature, and if you do, you should protect your camera, if you don't want to damage it, I would be more concern about that first!!!!
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Old Apr 15, 2003, 2:29 PM   #5
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It's ok to use the D100 to take the picture in the snow, Nikon can't sell a SLR if you can use it in the situation like that. The things to concern are in the extreme cold or hot weather, it may effect the operation of your camera, mostly to your power source and the high humunity may cause some viewing problems and affect the overall operation of your electronic equipment. Use it with pre-caution, your camera manual has the provision to show you how to deal with those situations.

In general, snow sence is very bright, when the camera lens looks at it, it will shut the lens down and try to obtain the correct exposure, this will result in most cases your subject will be underexposure and snow will not look white. In this case try to take picture and bracket your exposure, shoot 1 pic with 1 stop over, the next is 1 and 1/2 and then 2. Then select the one you see the best, in general, the one with 1 F stop over is the favorite one. Cheers
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Hows this for a snow shot
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Hows this for a snow shot
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