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user manual, nikon d100
Michael Myers, Photographer, Student/Intern
Miami Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 2:10 AM on 12.28.07
->> Does anyone know of a working site where I can download a user manual for a D100? I'm in India, and some friends of mine are using this camera. They've lost the original manual. For whatever reason, every web site I've found seems to be a dead end, either because the manuals have been removed, or perhaps an internet problem.

Any advice would be appreciated.

I believe the file name is: D100_UserManual.pdf
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Jim Vavaroutsos, Photographer
West Hartford | CT | USA | Posted: 2:33 AM on 12.28.07
->> Try this site: http://www.retrevo.com/
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Michael Myers, Photographer, Student/Intern
Miami Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 3:03 AM on 12.28.07
->> THANK YOU!!!
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Ed Wolfstein, Photographer, Assistant
Burlington | VT | USA | Posted: 8:29 AM on 12.28.07
->> From Nikon USA's website:

http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D100_en.pdf

Most other Nikon manuals too:

http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p...

Cheers!

- Ed.
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Michael Myers, Photographer, Student/Intern
Miami Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 12:35 PM on 12.31.07
->> Thanks Ed! I got stuck in India trying to help a friend with his D100. Of course he didn't have a manual, and probably it's been lost for many years. He had made some rather silly adjustments (such as shooting *everything* in spot metering mode) because he didn't know any better, and his photos were awful.

I figured downloading a manual would be easy, but I went to every site I could find, and all the links ended up as a dead end - except for the one Jim posted above! I remember trying Nikonusa.com and lots of other nikon places, none of which actually got me to a manual. One "almost" did, but then it wanted the camera's serial number, and after we typed that in, the page died.

It also turns out the camera is somewhat "broken". The four-way rocker switch only works to the left and down, not up and not right. Those positions were "dead". I told them that it would be cheaper to get a new D80 than to repair the D100, plus they'd have a much better camera.



This is about the sixth time in India where I've tried to help someone get their Nikon working properly, only to find that the camera was fine - the operator had changed some silly setting in the menus, that "broke" things. For example, when I tried to demonstrate how you could control the flash intensity with a camera control, it took me an hour of feeling frustrated, before I figured out that they had turned off the automated flash control, and put it on "manual" so it always fired at full intensity no matter what.

I'm beginning to wonder if *anyone* other than myself is stupid enough to try to read a camera manual as a book, just to have actually read everything, so in the future I'd maybe recall that some special setting existed....


....and then I've also got to remember that to many of these people I meet in India, English is a second language, and it might be very difficult to read and understand a camera manual. ....but how do you learn all that technical stuff if you don't read the manual?

I wonder how many people here get their new Nikon or Canon, and go about shooting, rather than sitting down with the manual first and reading all of it at least once.
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Larry Clark, Photographer, Photo Editor
Falls Church | VA | USA | Posted: 1:13 PM on 12.31.07
->> I try to get the manual before I get the camera. I usually print it up, put it in a comb binding, and then mark it all up with highlighter and pencil.

In the case of at least a couple of manuals on the Nikon USA site, you can download a non-printable PDF of the manual without a serial number -- serial number required for a printable version. (I would suspect that a search of the web would lead to software that can unlock restricted PDF files -- so printing would be possible.)
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Ed Wolfstein, Photographer, Assistant
Burlington | VT | USA | Posted: 10:03 AM on 01.04.08
->> One little item, Michael: Sometimes when helping someone who has been randomly changing settings on a camera, then asking for help when they perhaps altered something critical, is simply do a total RESET. Most manuals will explain the procedure - and it varies from camera to camera. The D100 has a little pin-sized button you press with a paper clip or similar tool.

Sometimes manuals are rather cryptic in the way they organize information - maybe it's a translation thing, I don't know. They are getting a bit better these days. Before I took delivery of my D3s, Nikon had some really neat videos online explaining some of the new features - including AF settings for sports. Those were very well done - they explained a lot visually without having to do much trial and error when the bodies finally arrived. I was able to hit the ground running - so to speak.

Here's a link to their "digitutor" site:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html

Enjoy - if you have some spare time!

- Ed.
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Michael Myers, Photographer, Student/Intern
Miami Beach | FL | USA | Posted: 11:55 AM on 01.06.08
->> Thanks - will do!

Regarding the D100, I did do the "software reset", but couldn't find the hole that you would do a total reset with the paper clip - and even then, I was worried that if I did do this, what if it broke something and didn't come back? Then they'd have a major problem, and it would be my fault. That might fix some of the other problems their camera has - I will be back there in a few days, and maybe I'll try this out.

If it's documented in the user's manual (which they now have, and are printing out) I'll feel better about trying it on their camera.
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