The D5000 changed my life =) I'm now 'net famous =p

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  1. Sam Posten

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    So Friday I got a D5000, then I didn't then I did again. And yesterday I became famous on the net for it! Here's my tale, I swear its true.

    Considered a D5000 so I could have a backup to my D300 that I could leave in the car without feeling completely paranoid about losing $3k+ if I got broken into. I read that BestBuy was gonna get em before anyone else so I headed out and picked one up on Friday night. When I got it home and unboxed it , er.... the box was empty. Called Best Buy back completely furious, it turns out they had unloaded mine as the floor model, so I ran back and got another copy.

    Unboxing shots went up here:
    D5000 Unboxing and test shots - a set on Flickr

    I posted at a few of my favorite haunts that I had scored an early one, and by yesterday morning. This happened:
    D5000hits on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    More later!

    Er that should be 'NOW' 'net famous!
     
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    So I'm sitting in a day-long tech rehearsal today for a play I'm designing sound for. It's a long gap between cues so I fire up NetNewsWire on the ol' iPhone and start checking my feeds. I see an article on Engadget about some guy who has early unboxing pics of the D5000 up on Flickr. And then I see the dude's Flickr name is "Kadath"...

    Hey!! I know that guy!!!

    Congrats on your net-fame, Sam!! Don't let it go to your head! [​IMG]
     
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    I think I'll have Caviar for dinner! =p
     
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    LOL. Sam, enjoy your 15 minutes. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    As for a backup camera, maybe I'll pick up a D300 (or its successor) at model clearance prices at some point (like the ~$800 that the D200 goes for nowadays) and relegate my D200 for backup duty at that point. For now, I still have my old D70 lying around collecting dust -- I'll probably end up passing that (plus the old 18-75DX) along to my daughter at some point since she's starting to develop an interest in photography...

    _Man_
     
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    Best buy has the D200s back in stock for 4599, thats a heck of a deal!
     
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    Duh, I meant nesting mate not Chick, sigh....
     
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    Yah, that's a great deal indeed, especially for anyone who doesn't really need the extra stop of high ISO performance.

    Definitely let me know when the D300 falls anywhere near that price. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    At one point, I thought I might want to move up to FF, but now, I'm thinking the DX format is probably plenty good enough for me for the forseeable future, especially w/ the advance that Nikon made w/ their 12MP CMOS sensor (along w/ ongoing advances in RAW processing). Seems like moving upto FF has its own share of drawbacks that require compromises unless one is willing to spend big $$$ (and lug bigger lenses) in the long run -- and actually need the extra quality offered to go w/ the shallower DoF.

    I'm happy to just benefit from the sell-offs (eg. my newly acquired mint condition Nikkor 17-55DX f/2.8) and price reductions that are happening in the DX world due to other folks' migration to FF. [​IMG] [​IMG] I played the early bird when the D70 and D200 came out, but now, I think I'm (hopefully) done w/ that game. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    _Man_
     
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    For me it's BOTH, tho i do not own FX yet. I WILL. But I won't give up DX to get there. Both have their advantages. And yes, that means lugging a lot of gear but I'm used to that already...
     
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    How's the video quality on this camera? Planning on getting one myself.
     
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    It is vastly outmatched in quality, flexibility and codecs by the canons, but still not bad. Hoping Nikon makes big strides video wise in fall 2010
     

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