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My wife and the D700

philipl

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philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Thu 03-Jul-08 02:06 AM

My wife was a little nervous when I told her about the D700. I instantly reassured her that I neither needed nor wanted one which seemed to put her at ease.

However I went on to explain that I thought her budding photographic skills were in desparate need of a D700 IMMEDIATELY.

If anyone has any helpful persuasive arguemenets in this direction they would be greatly appreciated.

Philip

elcee

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#1. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

elcee Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his sharing knowledge contributions to the community in addition to his words of encouragement for further advancement Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005
Thu 03-Jul-08 02:16 AM

This could work out - maybe a compromise will be that she agrees to take the d300 and let you break in the d700. I wish I could figure out how to give her my d200, she could give her d100 to the son-in-law...

~LarryC (eLCee)

jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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#2. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Thu 03-Jul-08 08:36 AM

I told my wife I had bad news and good news. The bad news is that Nikon has come out with a new camera. The good news is that I'm not going to run out any buy it!

Of course, I bought a D3 as soon as they were available...

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jbloom

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#3. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 1

jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Thu 03-Jul-08 08:37 AM

Larry, seems like what you really need are more relatives to hand down cameras to!

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drbrog

Chicago, US
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#4. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 2

drbrog Platinum Member Charter Member
Thu 03-Jul-08 09:31 AM

The good news is after your D700 arrives, you will have two cameras for less than the price a D3!

Well its worth a try...

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dave_gt

US
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#5. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

dave_gt Basic Member
Thu 03-Jul-08 01:26 PM

Buy her a diamond ring first...

It works.


dave

philipl

Oxford, US
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#6. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 5

philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Thu 03-Jul-08 02:59 PM

>Buy her a diamond ring first...
>
>It works.
>
>
>dave
>

GULP!!!!!!

RWCooper

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#7. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

RWCooper Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2004
Thu 03-Jul-08 03:41 PM

Hi,

I'm always interested in what people write about their spouses and photography, especially when it comes to purchasing equipment. It really makes me wonder what percentage of photographers have to go through some sort of negotiation process in order make a purchase and how much of what I read is just light hearted fun.

I've been married for 27 years and during that time my wife and I have budgeted for an allowance for each of us (we each get the same amount). I use my allowance mostly for photography and computer related stuff. Sometimes I have to save for quite awhile to buy something (as is the case for the D700), but its worth it. This arrangement has worked well for us and I highly recommend it to others.

Enjoy!

Randy

IntegrityPhotos

Deerfield, US
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#8. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 7

IntegrityPhotos Registered since 26th Apr 2006
Thu 03-Jul-08 07:16 PM

Randy
As a financial planner in my primary profession, your approach is an excellent one and part of a more extensive budgeting program and spousal financial integrity I recommend. Since money and financial disputes are the primary cause for marital discord, if each spouse has their own account for "discretionary" spending, and if it's structured within a well thought-out budget, it does wonder for maintaining marital stability.

However, depending on the dynamics of the specific relationship, if one spouse is willing to allow the other to control the financial "purse-strings" of the relationship (usually in exchange for control of some other marital dynamic), and not seek to subvert or manipulate the situation, it can work quite well, at least in the short term. Longer term the vast majority of individuals seek some sort of financial independence, even (and often particularly) from their own spouse. Having access to their own "discretionary" account, and to a larger extent, being part of an overall estate plan that provides for each partner's needs in a variety of situations, is very important to long term marital survival.

PS: Regarding the original post: Liar, liar, pants on fire!

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philipl

Oxford, US
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#9. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Thu 03-Jul-08 07:21 PM

My origional post was very much tongue in cheek. I actually did say that to my wife (as a joke) and burst out laughing after. I shoot 95% macro and prefer the "crop factor" of the DX. As my wife just got a $3,000 pugmill for her pottery studio I imagine I could have a D700 if I really wanted it.

Philip

Nour

Cairo, EG
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#10. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

Nour Registered since 20th Oct 2006
Thu 03-Jul-08 09:03 PM

first tell her that you won't buy it untill you read alot of reviews to know if it worth the money or not, and that you may wait untill you be sure that the new body has no issues
Then when the camera is available to you, tell her that it is exceptional and its reviews are amazing, you can add that it gives much better skin tones and accurate exposures for making her portraits much better
It works sometimes
Good Luck

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IntegrityPhotos

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#11. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 10

IntegrityPhotos Registered since 26th Apr 2006
Thu 03-Jul-08 09:41 PM

"My origional post was very much tongue in cheek."

Philip
As was my PS!

OldPhotos
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lovemy8514

Columbia, US
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#12. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 9

lovemy8514 Registered since 05th Oct 2007
Thu 03-Jul-08 10:17 PM

Just don't let her see the Dragon 24 ceramic/pottery Kiln, then you'll start eying that 500mm VR!

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dhuksha

UK
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#13. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

dhuksha Registered since 04th Jul 2008
Fri 04-Jul-08 09:27 AM

hi

I explained my FX glass would be awesome on an fx sensor, that I'd been holding off for a new body, she thought I meant her!, I explained the difference DX/FX, told her I'll wait for the price to settle and gave her a massage....

good luck,

philipl

Oxford, US
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#14. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 12

philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Fri 04-Jul-08 11:29 AM

I actually built her a 42 cubic foot kiln with two 350,000 BTU burners. Along with the building it's in I could have gotten a D3 and a D700.

Philip

jesd

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#15. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

jesd Registered since 04th Sep 2002
Sat 05-Jul-08 05:52 AM

My wife is happy about the D700, because she knows that the she will get my D300..

Jes

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lovemy8514

Columbia, US
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lovemy8514 Registered since 05th Oct 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 11:04 AM | edited Sat 05-Jul-08 11:05 AM by lovemy8514

When I first told my wife about the D300 she asked me how much it would cost. I told her "About seventeen..", and before I could say 'hundred' she exclaimed "Seventeen thousand dollars?".

Now I think I might be safe splurging on a D700 since it, too, is safely below the $17,000 mark! (600mm VR anyone?!)

Note: Before anyone begins to think my wife is naive, I'll say this: She knows how much I spent on our home theater equipment, so in her mind $17,000 didn't sound too far out of line with what I'm capable of spending on hobbies! She knows me all too well...

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dgberg

Mohnton,Pa., US
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#17. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 16

dgberg Dan is an accomplished photographer and fine art printer. With his fine art printing business and workshop experience he eagerly shares a unique perspective with all Nikonians - how to produce salable professional prints to discerning customers and teaching those skills. Registered since 25th Aug 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 03:43 PM

I enjoy reading about the different relationships and the banter back and forth between some husbands and wifes. I am very fortunate that my wife could care less what I spend on my photography hobby. Last fall she saw my D2Xs on the shelf and remarked oh another camera. My response was yes I have had it for over a year. She never asks and I never tell. What a great 38 years of marriage it has been. I am looking at the 600 f/4vr. For that purchase I may have to get permission for the first time ever.

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lovemy8514

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#18. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 17

lovemy8514 Registered since 05th Oct 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 03:55 PM

My wife, generally, doesn't care what I spend on my hobbies as it is my money. We do, however, usually discuss purchases that are more than a few hundred dollars. A $3000 purchase warrants more discussion now that we are in a larger house with a new toddler and her working only part-time now.

I'll look forward to a 600mm when I'm 50! (It'll be a nice addition to my D900!)

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philipl

Oxford, US
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#19. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 18

philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 05:05 PM


>
>I'll look forward to a 600mm when I'm 50! (It'll be a nice
>addition to my D900!)


Hate to break it to you but I'm 53 and no 600.

Philip

purple6816

US
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#20. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 19

purple6816 Registered since 21st Dec 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 05:57 PM | edited Sat 05-Jul-08 06:04 PM by purple6816

I am going to have to ship the D700 to a friends house in Vegas where I don't have to pay the sales tax. Double shipping is cheaper then tax. Heck the plane ticket to pick it up is almost the same as the tax.

I hate to give a dime to the left wing undeserving should not have won the election lousy governor we have here in Washington (sorry for the political commentary).

Plus my wife might not notice the D300 changing into a D700 until she see sees double at an event when I have 2 camera's. Oops.

Main problem I see is my pal in Vegas just got a D300 and she might ship me her D300 and say that is what they sent and keep the D700. Just kidding if you are reading this.

Hmm. this plan totally seems flawed when I type it.

But, I will still be ordering the D700 later this month. And as one of the others say in a post above my wife will be getting a new Kiln real soon and a new building to put it in.

PS. I would be interested in the spec's for the home made kiln you referenced.

lovemy8514

Columbia, US
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#21. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 14

lovemy8514 Registered since 05th Oct 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 06:39 PM

42 cubic feet? Wow! She must mold life-sized statues of people, cars and buildings.

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westside_guy

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#22. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

westside_guy Registered since 15th Dec 2007
Sat 05-Jul-08 07:29 PM

I said to my wife (with tongue firmly in cheek) that given how much she'd spent on sewing machines, sergers, and the like, I had some catching up to do. Unfortunately we can't afford my fully catching up all at once! So I've pre-ordered my D700, but I'll be pairing it with some used lenses for a little while (found a good quality 24-85 AFS fortunately).

Actually that may be an optimal strategy for me in the long run anyway, because much as I'd love a 24-70 f/2.8 I think a 24-105 f/4 (or thereabouts) would meet my needs just as well. Hopefully Nikon is planning on producing one in the reasonably near future...

sbysshe

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#23. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 22

sbysshe Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 11th Feb 2006
Wed 09-Jul-08 03:35 PM

You have it all wrong.
Just change wives with each new camera.

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philipl

Oxford, US
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#24. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 23

philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Wed 09-Jul-08 04:18 PM

I tried that once. I could by an awful lot of camera equipment an a Ferrari just for what the attornies fees cost.

The second go round I'm blessed with the best partner a man could ask for.

Philip

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#25. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 24

mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Wed 09-Jul-08 04:43 PM

I got it right the first time since I have the best wife possible. I have bought $20,000 worth of equipment with her "approval" over the years and she has "approved" a D700. She even "approved" a D3, but it was I that didn't want to spend that much money.

Shoot nature with respect and don't trample it or startle its inhabitants. :)

philipl

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#26. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 25

philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Wed 09-Jul-08 04:56 PM

Nothing better than a good wife!

PL

NikonProArtist

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#27. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

NikonProArtist Registered since 26th Feb 2008
Wed 09-Jul-08 06:10 PM

Tell your wife that "immediately" means "2009".

The demand and pre-orders for the D700 is so high you won't be getting one this year anyway.

MarkF

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MarkF Registered since 20th Dec 2005
Thu 10-Jul-08 12:04 AM

My story, if she asks, is that its only a sensor upgrade.

Oh, and hide that D700 neck strap; no need to advertise.

MarkF

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#29. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 25

RWCooper Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jul 2004
Thu 10-Jul-08 10:57 AM

Hold it, something's wrong here because I have the best wife possible as well!

Enjoy!

Randy

purple6816

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#30. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 22

purple6816 Registered since 21st Dec 2007
Thu 10-Jul-08 05:24 PM

Oh To funny with the sewing machines and sergers. That was her last hobby. I now have a 10k 5 thread embroidery machine so I can make shirts for work.

We have a tit for tat spending relationship. But, she gets the better of me most of the time. I do get to spend money on computers and stuff.

BTW, I have the best wife.

Fred_Ingman

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#31. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 16

Fred_Ingman Registered since 20th Jun 2006
Thu 10-Jul-08 09:52 PM

This sounds like my wife. When I broke my D70 three years ago and told her I wanted to replace it with a D70s, her response was a question. "Is it over $10,000." When she found out the real price she was happy so I guess I could swing a D700.

Fred_Ingman

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#32. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 16

Fred_Ingman Registered since 20th Jun 2006
Thu 10-Jul-08 09:52 PM

This sounds like my wife. When I broke my D70 three years ago and told her I wanted to replace it with a D70s, her response was a question. "Is it over $10,000." When she found out the real price she was happy so I guess I could swing a D700.

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#33. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 27

pmirror Registered since 24th Nov 2002
Fri 11-Jul-08 02:01 PM

My dealer said if I pre order now, can get it for the first batch in August. But since I have D3 already, I guess I will have to wait n see how good is the camera. D300 is more better value for 2nd body (will sell my D2H for that)

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#34. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

khedara Registered since 12th Jul 2008
Sat 12-Jul-08 02:08 PM | edited Sat 12-Jul-08 02:26 PM by khedara

At the time it was announced I told my wife about it. I said it's a bit too much for me trying to move from an entry level SLR. The ideal camera for me is the D300, but over the past few two weeks I tried explaining the difference about 1.6 crop factor and lenses. Was no good, only made it easier for her to fall asleep while I talk about it.
Anyway I gave her a promise that I will not be needing an upgrade at least for another 5 years if I get the D700. (She doesn't know about additional lenses) she always says Accessories …accessories..accessories…
oh show the YouTube video that the a lady giving quick review. I guess where she agreed is here "In terms of weight it's incredibly light"

canoeman

Vancouver, US
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#35. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 34

canoeman Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Sep 2006
Wed 16-Jul-08 02:05 PM

Best reasoning I have ever come up with is "It doesn't go with..." She seems to instantly understand that, like shoes and purses and dresses, I guess.

BTW, two jobs and one wife in a lifetime, going to keep it that way.

LastQuark

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#36. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 34

LastQuark Registered since 28th Mar 2006
Sat 19-Jul-08 05:15 AM

My wife is lusting for my D200 so she can take better pictures with the kids instead of her 4 MP P&S.

I played a little hard to get for a while

Problem solved!

mwhals

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#37. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

mwhals Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2004
Sun 20-Jul-08 02:15 AM

My wife told me I should get the D3 instead, because it is a nicer camera and I would like it better. I DO love my wife! I still haven't ruled out the D700 though since it is $1700 difference.

Shoot nature with respect and don't trample it or startle its inhabitants. :)

DMaciak

Las Vegas, US
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#38. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

DMaciak Registered since 06th Apr 2007
Sun 20-Jul-08 07:26 PM

Ask forgivness, not permission. NAS makes dogs of us all, sooner or later.

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SMLaser

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#39. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

SMLaser Registered since 07th Jul 2008
Tue 22-Jul-08 12:55 AM

I told my wife how Nikon just saved her $2,000 because I would not be wanting the D-3

ibshortie

Pittsburg, US
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#40. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 39

ibshortie Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Wed 23-Jul-08 05:19 AM

I asked my wife if I could buy a D3 that someone was selling on this forum for a very good price. She asked how much, a couple thousand. I said a little bit more and she said no!

Seems like the only time I get to purchase electronics is when we have a child and that's not going to happen any more.

DMaciak

Las Vegas, US
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#41. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 40

DMaciak Registered since 06th Apr 2007
Wed 23-Jul-08 08:37 PM

See posting #37

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#42. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 41

eddiefoosn Registered since 26th Jan 2007
Thu 24-Jul-08 07:23 AM | edited Thu 24-Jul-08 07:24 AM by eddiefoosn

As long as I lust over only hot Nikon bodies; and not over some hot sweet-young-chicks, my wife does not care or skip a heart beat whether I am courting a hot D3 or a D700 body.

The only wall between me and a D3 or a D700 body is the few $$$ left in my pocket! After spending a heap of them on the D80 & the D300 plus 4 nikkor glass lenses!

peter wijn

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#43. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 0

peter wijn Registered since 02nd Nov 2005
Tue 29-Jul-08 11:55 AM

any women around to comment on this?

It seems a bit a mans world over here in nikonians...
(or perhaps a boys world )

(I am no different. Happily, FX will not improve my birdphotography. I may skipp this one. Only a little bit of mourning for the beautiful round viewfinder My wife will not suffer from any begging from my side. I can keep up my self esteme this time... )

listen carefully ..

francine

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#44. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 43

francine Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jun 2007
Tue 29-Jul-08 05:05 PM

Boys let me tell you it is no different on the female side. I want the D300 then saw the D700. I thought for what I do I like the crop factor. So maybe the D300. Heres the thing I promissed my Hubby after I bought the D80 I would not need a new camera for at least 5 years. Now I am drooling and hopping for a D90 that is like the D300 so I can use the extra equipment from the D80 like SD cards, wire remote so on. That way I wont feel so guilty. My husband just told me he is thinking about a new set of golf clubs. I see a possible deal coming. Married 34 years.

philipl

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#45. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 44

philipl Gold Member Nikonian since 31st May 2007
Tue 29-Jul-08 05:15 PM

Take him out to lunch and then "golf club shopping". Then you can go home and order the camera.

Philip

peter wijn

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#46. "RE: My wife and the D700" | In response to Reply # 44

peter wijn Registered since 02nd Nov 2005
Wed 30-Jul-08 11:00 AM

great to hear from you francine,

Maybe after all it is a common thing for all kinds of humans to long for nice toys
not just for 'longing' small or the 'having' fat boys

listen carefully ..

G