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The ancient D1 camera

ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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"RE: The ancient D1 camera"

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Wed 03-Jul-13 03:25 PM | edited Wed 03-Jul-13 03:27 PM by ajdooley

Len - My first digital camera experience was when I went to Iraq in 2003 as a civilian with the US Army Corps of Engineers team that was sent to restore Iraq's oil industry. I decided (wisely as it turned out) not to take my F5 and lenses. On arrival in Kuwait, I asked of they had any cameras assigned and was told there were a bunch of them in a cabinet -- but nobody knew a thing about them. I got the key, and in there were six (!) brand new D1Xs and sets of three lenses. This was the 5.3mp follow-on to the D1. I sent one to our Basra office, another to Kirkuk and took the rest to Baghdad. I learned the cameras by sitting with the manual in one hand and a camera in my lap. When I got home, my fiancé bought me a D100 for homecoming and although I held onto my F5 for another year, I never shot another frame of film. I got $450 for the F5. In this day of 36mp D800s and DSLR video, we too easily forget that these old warhorses (10 years old is a warhorse?) shot incredible photos. I hope you gain as much enjoyment with your "new" D1 as I have in the last decade with a progression of bodies. And isn't that jet assisted tractor truck that Armando posted a hoot? I'll bet he could get up a hill without downshifting!

Alan
Waterloo, IL, USA
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