[Report] Problem with D100

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by cat32, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. HI Nikon D100 users, I've heard this problem from some website, and I
    think we should know about this. try this,
    50mm f1.4d or 1.8d lens with D100, setting at M mode 30s and
    Ampurture at less then f2.0 - like 1.4, 1.6, 1.8...
    You will find out that shutter will closed after 15s not 30s.
    well, I know that there are not many time that you will use this
    setting but, I just don't like the idea of having this kind of
    problem.
    what do you think?
     
  2. What is an "Ampurture"?
     
  3. i am more concered with the under exposure ive been getting since my firmware upgrade...
     
  4. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    "Ampu(r)ture" is when your lens is stuck on the body, you need to use a saw to cut it off. :)
     
  5. And then you have to cauterize it by dipping in boiling Retinol. But since this is digital, I guess that means dipping in boiling 1s and 0s. Sounds painful.
     
  6. I mean "Exposure", sorry for the confusion.
     
  7. If you took any camera in the world, and the WORST thing you could find about it was that it was a stop off on 30 second exposures at f/1.4, I think that would be one heck of a camera.
     
  8. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    Just tested my D100. When the shutter speed is set to 30 seconds in the M mode, it is indeed 30 seconds. This is the kind of things an electronic camera does far better and more accurately than an all mechanical shutter. So please don't start any unfounded rumors.
     
  9. lwg

    lwg

    My D100 does exhibit this bug, but I would never have found it if you had not brought it up. I guess I better sell the junk now and buy another camera. Actually since this bug is so severe I think I will just trash it so now one else has to suffer with it either.

    In case you can't tell I don' think this bug will be keeping me up at night. If I ever need 30sec at f1.8 I will just use Bulb.
     
  10. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    Interesting Larry. When was your D100 purchased and which firmware version does it have? Mine is a pretty early model from August 2002 and came with firmware version 1.1, which has never been upgraded.
     
  11. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    After some e-mail clarification, I find out that the D100 exhibits this problem only if you use a 50mm/f1.4 D on it in the M mode, set at a very large aperture between f1.4 and f1.8. Everybody who reads this forum knows that I don't like 50mm lenses :). Since I don't have that lens, I cannot reproduce this exact test myself. I was merely testing with my 35mm/f1.4 AI-S and 24-85 AF-S G; neither one of them causes this problem. Sorry about the confusion.
     
  12. The D100 doesn't know when you have set the aperture to f/1.4 on the 35/1.4 as there is no information exchange ... so the bug is not activated.

    It's fascinating what kind of bugs cameras will have now that they're all electronics ... ;-) Anyway, Nikon can probably fix this in existing cameras.
     
  13. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    DSLRs are merely specialized computers, so they have pretty much all the pros and cons of computers. There is essentially no such thing as bug-free software (or firmware). The good thing is that they can fix the software and you simply get an upgrade (or patch), until the next bunch of bugs are discovered .... Unfortunately, you'll also need to upgrade the hardware, namely the camera body itself, more often than you'd like to. :)
     
  14. lwg

    lwg

    Shun, I purchased mine in November and it had firmware 2.0 installed. I tested with the 50mm 1.8 lens (non D).
     

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