Well , they did it.
A new Nikon has been introduced, the D80, replacing the D70. Now we have over 10 megapixels, new software on board, image editing software, 2.5″ screen, and a lot more. Check it out here: Nikon[photopress:NIkond80.jpg,full,centered]
I’ve been using PC’s since 86′, had Prodigy as the first internet service, and always on the lookout for new technology.
Love the digital, great to see it always improving, but still can’t get rid of the old Nikon F, or F3. or Contax point and shoot. Haven’t shot with any of them for almost 2 years. Somehow when I pick them up ,the memories of the places it’s been. and the thousands of images they’ve taken come back.
Once while photographing a member of the Manson Family in prison, 2 of the 3 bodies I had went down. Who knows why.Not a great place to have equipment fail.
Luckily I had another backup.
The Nikon F, totally manual, saved the shoot.No batteries, no card corruption, just film ,metal and glass.
I guess the old expression” you can hammer nails with it all day and it still shoots straight” may apply. Even up to 10 months ago, it was thrown it in the bag as a security blanket with a couple of rolls of film.
So now I plan on the new digital backup bodies.
This D80 looks pretty sweet. As soon as I get my hands on one , there be a review column.
Hmmmm. D200 or D80?
Of course we all know that at the end of the day, they are all tools. It depends on how you use them.And have always felt that a good photographer should be able to make a great image with a box camera.
I’ve had images published in major news magazines that were made with a disposable camera.
All I’m saying is choose the tool that fits your style the best, but it’s about the image.
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