Nice to see that others still pull out a D1 series occasionally. I just bought another D1x. This is the 4th time I've bought one used. I keep 'em for a while and sell them saying that I won't buy another, but I do. I do wish that I had kept the one that had the buffer upgrade! I know the D1 series is ancient in digital terms, but it's still a lot of bang for the buck. I've found that the aftermarket batteries seem to hold up better than the Nikons. It's the only body that I buy aftermarket batteries for. I agree with an earlier poster--I learned to crop in the camera if at all possible. Besides, with Capture NX2, you can get a sort-of 10 megapixel file from the D1x. --Just more pixels one way than the other.