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Well, it's here...and there's a problem already.

luxbritannia

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luxbritannia Registered since 18th Jun 2013
Sun 22-Sep-13 05:31 PM | edited Sun 22-Sep-13 05:46 PM by luxbritannia

So...the Happy Brown Truck showed up around 9PM on Friday.

The D3s is in good condition; the extra wear on the secondary control wheels tells me that this was probably used in a portrait-type studio, or maybe for fashion. We gave it an initial workout to make sure that everything worked.

And...it is a BEAST. A wonderful beast.

But, as it was a used unit, it did need a couple of things. So, I took it shopping yesterday. My list was simple yet specific: a new, fast CF card, a new eyecup, an LCD protector, and an L-bracket. I went 1-for-4 at my regular camera store 30 minutes away (the CF card only), and strange things started to happen. I got in the car, and drove west to Houston.

Camera Store #2 was a different story. Eye cup? No problemo. LCD protection? No problemo. Both put on the camera for me by the very helpful staff. Awesome. L-bracket? No, but got one for the D700, which I needed anyway.

Then the problem happened.

I realized that the D3s had been coated with a thick layer of NAS spores. I was in deep doo-doo.

Truth be told, I had been visiting and slobbering over this particular goodie for almost 6 months, while it just sat in the display case, lonely, unloved, dissed ("Nah, you don't want that. Flares like crazy."), ridiculously underpriced and in EX+ (their rating) condition.

Behold the clinical sequelae of acute NAS:

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At this rate I'll be living under a bridge before Thanksgiving, but the images from there will be fantastic.


Geaux Tigers!


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