I’m not able to reply to the original post for the D300 I purchased from vvgtorres69 but I wanted to let everyone know I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase from him again. He took the time to meet me face-to-face so I could be more comfortable with the purchase. The D300, lens and accessories were as advertised, they are almost impossible to tell from new.
With my sister in-law her husband and my wife we made a day of it in Chicago walking around Navy Pier with a side trip to the Cheese Cake Factory. I only fell behind a few times while playing with all the new buttons the D300 has to offer over my current D90
Thanks Dave, I’m looking forward to a more active eagle season this year myself.
I’ve always known the D300/300s would be a huge upgrade from my D90 but my road map didn’t include one. I was going to wait for the D400 (I know I’m not alone ). A few months ago I had the opportunity to sign up for a 10 day photography trip next spring to Costa Rica so my patience got a little thinner. I wasn’t going to take this trip of a life time without a second body and thanks to vvgtorres69 I wont. I’m not one that’s afraid of being on the leading, sometimes bleeding edge of technology but I wasn’t comfortable that “IF” the D400 was released in time for that trip could I get one soon enough and secondly could I take the chance not to have any issues with it. Who knows maybe I will be making that trip with the D300 and D400, one can hope
I am sure you will be happy with your D300 as I am with my D300S, also an upgrade to my D90 (second generation). I am used to upgrading my camera to a better one and shelved the old one to use the new one but lately with both the D90 and D300S, I cannot go on a trip without both. At least it saves me from unnecessarily changing lens midway...
I believe the D300 to be one of the very best DX series cameras Nikon has ever produced. My exposures with this camera (Matrix metering)are almost always spot on. Even in difficult situations the metering in this camera is very accurate and rarely do I really ever have to use exposure compensation. Also, although I don't use it often, the Auto white balance is the best and most accurate color balance I have ever seen in any Nikon DSLR. If you have a Nikon D300 keep it forever. It is a joy to use and an almost perfect camera. I also use a D7000, but it is a different animal. Excellent image resolution and detail. Good luck with your Nikons and keep shooting!