Good story Alan. I bought my first Nikon pro digital body in 2002, a D1H. The camera was amazing. I traded it in for a D1X. That was a dream camera. From there I went to a D2X and then the D3X. I go back from time to time to look at those old photos. I'm still in awe at how good those photos from those cameras are. I got out of the service in 1964. I was the base photographer then. My camera? A Crown Graphic. In 1970 or so I got my first Nikon, a used Photomic FTN. Those were the days.