Same here... seems you joined just a few months before me. Nikonians is an great place, and it's amazing to see how many are still here that were around 10 years ago. After a 3-4 year hiatus, I returned, because this place always feels like home.
10 years ago I was shooting with an F4, an F100, and had just started shooting digital... when a 512 MB memory card was $300
Actually I joined before 2002 but under a different user name. I forgot all my sign on details and rejoined. My first user name was Alex - it would be good if the 2 accounts could be joined but don't expect they can...
I know the feeling. I've been here about 11+ years and I was switching from Olympus OMs, because I needed auto focus and a flash sync faster than 1/60. I used my OMs for 24 years and my F100 for a year and a half. Now I feel like I need a new body every 2.5 years just to keep up!
Scott Chapin Powder Springs, GA, USA Nikonians Team Member
Hey Alex, Congratulations from a relative newbie with just 6 years membership (it's my Nikonians anniversary - I joined 6 years ago today!).
For half of your ten years in Nikonians I have been patiently (and impatiently) waiting for the D400 to appear - but you already know that as you have contributed to my latest whinge in the English Café forum.
Thanks for all your contributions towards making Nikonians the great place that it is.
Steve (Bedfordshire, England) My Nikonians Gallery- please visit and leave a comment A Nikon in the hand is worth two in the bag!
It's been a blast actually. Love this site, great info and advice, great pictures. Miss some of the guys now no longer posting for various reasons - SzennyBoy for one and Zeppelin - keep up the great work here JRP et al not to mention all the contributors...
Tue 01-Jan-13 02:07 AM | edited Wed 02-Jan-13 05:53 PM by ZoneV
Ten years ago I, too, was shooting with an N90s. I had a 50/1.8 AF Nikkor and an 80-200/2.8 Tokina manual focus AT-X lens, and an SB-22s, at that point. That was the extent of my Nikon gear. I had been using mostly a Canon AE-1 with a few lenses for the 5 years prior.
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