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


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#1 of 12 Sam Posten

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Posted April 26 2009 - 09:45 AM

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!

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Oh
My
God

I just got 1/4 of all my hits ever, overnight, on Flickr.

hi2u Engadget, Gizmodo, Hardforum, POTN and NikonRumors!
Not Even my pictures of Playboy Playmates got this many hits!

For those stopping by, take a look at my 'real' best photos if you would!

Solo Night Flight against Full Moon on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Red White and Blue Fireworks on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
08-NYC-Photowalk-0526-2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
09-Winter-8455 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
08-OspreyJuly-8709 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
08-NYC-Photowalk-0704 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

From 241 daily views to 42k. Today I made the front page of Engadget.com and am up over 150k views in one day and tomorrow should be even bigger when the geeks go back to work. Theres the possibility that these shots will get me more views than all my lifetime views combined up till friday.

Nikon D5000 available in Best Buy today | Nikon Rumors
Nikon's D5000 DSLR unboxed ahead of schedule

Humbling and sad all at once, if only people loved me for my pictures and not my tech savviness and shopping score! =)

On the D5000 itself, Likes/hates:
I like the rotating viewfinder but agree the canon side mount wound be better.
I hate not having two command dials
I still hate the small form factor, which is why I skipped the Drebel and went to 20D and over to D300 when I swapped sides. It IS very light tho and balances well with the 18-200
Movie mode will have to play with outdoors tomorrow.

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Be gentle on my server please, right click once and save locally!
Be kind on my ego as well, I suck as a videographer!

http://www.navesink....ml/raw/flag.avi
http://www.navesink....w/classroom.avi

Will have some tripod locked down shots of Ospreys on Monday that will be more useful from an evaluation standpoint

More later!

Er that should be 'NOW' 'net famous!

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#2 of 12 Craig S

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Posted April 26 2009 - 05:41 PM

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! Posted Image

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#3 of 12 Sam Posten

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Posted April 27 2009 - 07:23 AM

I think I'll have Caviar for dinner! =p

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#4 of 12 ManW_TheUncool

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Posted April 27 2009 - 10:24 AM

LOL. Sam, enjoy your 15 minutes. Posted Image Posted Image

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...

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#5 of 12 Sam Posten

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Posted April 27 2009 - 12:51 PM

Best buy has the D200s back in stock for 4599, thats a heck of a deal!

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#6 of 12 Sam Posten

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Posted April 27 2009 - 03:23 PM

Put a crappy sample video up...

Navesink.Net: Osprey and hidden chick

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Posted April 27 2009 - 04:31 PM

Duh, I meant nesting mate not Chick, sigh....

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Posted April 28 2009 - 10:05 AM

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Best buy has the D200s back in stock for 4599, thats a heck of a deal!

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. Posted Image Posted Image

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. Posted Image Posted Image I played the early bird when the D70 and D200 came out, but now, I think I'm (hopefully) done w/ that game. Posted Image Posted Image

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#9 of 12 Sam Posten

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Posted April 30 2009 - 08:04 AM

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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Posted June 23 2009 - 02:46 PM

Video from today, hand held:
http://www.navesink.....CannonFire.mov

Full Set is -here-

Vimeo stream link is: Cannon Fire on Vimeo

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Posted May 09 2010 - 05:53 AM

How's the video quality on this camera? Planning on getting one myself.



#12 of 12 Sam Posten

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Posted May 09 2010 - 09:30 AM

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 http://www.vimeo.com/11318025 http://www.vimeo.com/5446385 http://www.vimeo.com/5300852

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