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D2X - No initial wow feeling

MelT

Petersburg, US
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MelT Registered since 06th Jul 2002
Fri 09-Jun-06 01:50 PM

Well I have had a D2H for 2 1/2 years now. I remember opening the box and handling it, and there was a "wow" factor. Previous to the D2H, I had a D1H. I marveled over the design and how it felt in my hands.

Well I got a D2X in this morning and I find that same "wow" feeling simply wasn't there opening the box and taking the camera out. If I didn't see the "X" on the front, it felt exactly like my "old" D2H. This is the first camera I have opened new going back to my first Nikon (F2AS) that the initial "wow" feeling simply wasn't there .

I really don't need to wait for the battery to charge since I already have a couple of fully charged EN-EL4s so there is no agonizing wait to turn it on. Even the LCD viewer didn't "wow" me. Yes....it is far superior to the D2H but then again, I have a friend that shoots a D200 so I feel like I am simply catching up to her .

This is the most I have ever spent on a camera and I REALLY feel cheated not getting the initial "wow" feeling especially when there are so many "wow" posts on here from people who first receive their D2X/D2Hs .

Oh well....perhaps the files will wow me when I shoot it. I guess one good thing about being underwhelmed is that I can immediately go out and shoot this thing since on a functional level, there really does not seem to be too much difference between the D2X when compared to the D2H.

I do have a question though. It it worth putting in the brite view focusing screen. I really haven't read through things yet to see what it brings to the table.


Mel

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