>>Another idea: trade your 5 bodies for one D3s. > > >Tom I just went through your Gallery, and you have some really >great shots in there. Are you shooting a D3s, and what lens >are you using? > >I took part of your suggestion, and I am going down to two >bodies, D700 and D7000. I am going to find it hard to part >with my D300 though.... > >Chuck
I kept my D300 (and 700). My D300 is serving as my 70-200 camera (with and without TCs) while my D7000 handles the long lenses at smaller apertures. I already like my D300 more than ever now that it does not have to do the really heavy lifting at f8 and smaller apertures. Shooting the 70-200 from f2.8-f7.1 gives the D300 sensor plenty of light in most situations.
My latest plan is when the D400 comes out, I will IR-convert the D300 rather than sell it off.
For the record, I go to my local The Camera Store website and stare and gawk at the D3S pretty much every single day
Well, at 67 I am retired (but still living large) from my company, and that helps. I still fly AirShows and pull 8 to 9 G's, and after I fly, I pick up my camera gear and start shooting. Photography is something that I have grown to appreciate greatly, for it's you, the camera, and hoping that you can capture what you see in a way that others will see the same. As for attempting to get there, nikonians.org members are the most supportive and giving of their talent, and I am most appreciative of what I get, and only hope that I can give something back.
I live in South Louisiana and if any member happens to be going to an AirShow that I am at or any other area and would like to get in close, send me a message.
I think you could be my NEW long lost best friend! You Sir ROCK!!!!
I will give up on the race thing now! I will never be in the same league! That's okay with me, I will still give it a heck of a try!!!!
If you ever in Michigan for an Air Show I would love to meet you. As an Ex-Air Force photog I have a fascination with things that fly .... faster the better. I am also a Mustang (Ford) guy and would to try my studio lights at night with my Mustang and a really cool plane!
I would just about do anything to do that with a P-51! But any cool plane would be a bonus!
I've always been rather restrained about buying new cameras, but yesterday I put in an order for the Nikon Coolpix P7000 (as a take anywhere camera), and a Panasonic G2 micro 4/3rds to replace my G1. And I've only recently felt comfortable with my 2-month-old D7000! This photography passion can turn your mind!