Had a ugly home break-in a couple months ago. The rat-bastards cleaned me out of most of my camera gear (D300s, 14 lenses, memory cards etc).
No rain, no rainbows, but now I can REALLY capture the rainbows with my new D800e I picked up yesterday. I ended up purchasing it at a local camera shop here in Las Vegas. But BIG kudos to Berger Bros. They were out of stock, but worked very hard to try to find one for me.
Here is the first picture I took with the new camera. My best boy Stewie, who was a bit camera shy and closed his eyes. LoL
Amazing camera, can't wait to give it a hard work-out.
Congratulations! There is one topic somewhere here at Nikonians called "Caption this". If that is contest, you will get a lot of response by the way your doggie's face look like here. I really like it. <g>
Sorry about the break-in to your property. One door closes while another one opens.
Blake, Sorry to hear about the break in. Just having someone violate your home has got to be painful enough. Then to loose all you gear on top of that... wow. That's sad.. I hope they catch him or them, or whoever it was.. Any problems with insurance covering the replacement? Hopefully there were no surprises there.
But, out of the ashes came a very cool D800E, which produces the best images out there and is an amazing camera. Enjoy!
Thanks for posting the picture of Stewie - dogs are great!! (I have a Boxer.)
Dave, I agree with you, just knowing someone has been through your house is quite irritating. Was an eye-opening experience with the Police. No investigation, no finger printing, nada. They came, filled out a report and that was the end of that. Too many higher priorities I guess.
Insurance was also eye opening. A MUCH slower process than I ever thought it could be. The big key is to have as much documentation as possible (pictures, receipts, boxes, warranty cards). Unfortunately, the PC where I kept all of my insurance pictures was stolen also.
And YES, Dogs are great! Stewie says Hi to your Boxer!
Many years ago I lost my FE to a break in. The insurance paid for a second hand F3 which I kept for 16 years, rather longer than the life of a modern camera. I hope you get as much out of your replacement as I did.