> Yet, >looking a bit longer I see my wife getting very happy dusting >off my good old D300 again after a while ... like once I made >her happy too with my D70. And in the end, we all live happily >together . It really sounds like a fairy tale.
Wow, that's eerie. I had the same vision, as my wife had adopted my D80. But she picked up the D300 once, said "too big" and wouldn't consider it, despite how much better of a camera it was.
Now she has a AW110 and doesn't pick up her D80.
I hope your luck is different, as the D300 is a huge step up from her D70, and I hate to see another D300 relegated to the dust pile. I ended up selling mine to a camera club member who needed a second body.