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    True story from today

    Lead roles:
    Camera Pusher (CP), to be unnamed
    Camera Addict (CA), who has on numerous occasions claimed that he will

    A) Not buy any more crop sensor cameras that are as large and/or heavy as a full frame one

    B) Not buy any more cameras that use storage media that won't fit into the slot on his newly acquired MBA

    C) Buy lighter camera gear, so that he doesn't have to schlep 10-15kg of gear around when he's on assignments

    Supporting role:
    Big, golden box on a shelf somewhere in Bangkok


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    CA enters shop to ask for his D300 that was delivered for repair a couple of weeks earlier. Well into cup of coffee number one, he learns that the camera isn't finished yet. Time is spent with CP, trying out and discussing the V1 and a couple of off-brand (non-Nikon) cameras.

    Somewhat into the second cup of coffee, CA notices a big, golden box on a shelf.

    CA: Is that a D2X?

    CP: It's an Xs, second hand, mint.

    CA (out of curiosity, trying to sound uninterested): Is it for sale?

    CP: Yes, are you interested?

    CA: Nah... for how much?

    CP: I'm not sure... 35,000? (That's $1,100). The owner will come back to deliver the charger in a week's time.

    CA: That's around the price of a brand new D7000, a camera that would suit my needs much better, don't you think? How much would a deposit be to secure this unnecessary piece of yesteryear's technology?

    CP: Would 5,000 be ok?

    CA, searching his pocket: That seems to be exactly the amount I...

    And then, before he could complete the sentence, the young, beautiful cashier shows up from nowhere, asking if she can be of assistance, and was it so that I needed a receipt for 5,000 Baht?

    --

    I should see a shrink, right? A camera shrink?

    Oh well... since I shoot mostly at ISO 100 and rarely above ISO 400, this makes kind of sense, doesn't it? Particularly for motor sports, which I do around 20 weekends per year. Oh, and I'm in urgent need of another dry-cabinet

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    Re: True story from today


    Rings true and I can see myself in a similar situation as I am sure many of the other gear collectors around here can too.
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    Re: True story from today

    +1

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    . . . and there was me thinking you were going to own up to buying a V1.

    I had a D2x once - I seem to remember it was rather . . erm . . big.

    Enjoy!

    ps feeling very smug as I haven't bought a new camera for nearly 3 months

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    crisp CCD sensor


    Whoa, congrats Jorgen

    The D2Xs has a very nice and crisp CCD sensor with a spectacular color rendering. Just ask Tim

    And if at some point you want to go with a lighter body, it will probably be easy to sell it again without all that much of a loss.
    Especially if it has a reasonably low shutter count.

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    Re: True story from today

    It's of course not as bad as it may seem. The ergonomics of that thing is the best, it's actually smaller than a D300 with a grip and since motor sports is mostly shot at low ISO (pan shots) and reach is important, it will probably work great for what I'm going to use it for. The previous owner is an amateur and the shutter count is supposed to be very low, so as Steen points out, I won't lose much, if anything, should I decide to sell it. I also like the colours from that generation of Nikon cameras, which is one of the reasons why I've just spent money having the D80 re-built. At the same time, I must admit that getting that kind of gear for so little money gives me a good feeling. I really look forward to taking it out for a run

    And as for the V1; lovely camera, but I'll wait and see if they come up with a more advanced model that suits my ergonomic preferences better. So I'll still use m4/3 and 4/3 for travel.

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    Re: True story from today

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Lead roles:
    Camera Pusher (CP), to be unnamed
    Camera Addict (CA), who has on numerous occasions claimed that he will

    A) Not buy any more crop sensor cameras that are as large and/or heavy as a full frame one

    B) Not buy any more cameras that use storage media that won't fit into the slot on his newly acquired MBA

    C) Buy lighter camera gear, so that he doesn't have to schlep 10-15kg of gear around when he's on assignments

    Supporting role:
    Big, golden box on a shelf somewhere in Bangkok


    Scene
    CA enters shop to ask for his D300 that was delivered for repair a couple of weeks earlier. Well into cup of coffee number one, he learns that the camera isn't finished yet. Time is spent with CP, trying out and discussing the V1 and a couple of off-brand (non-Nikon) cameras.

    Somewhat into the second cup of coffee, CA notices a big, golden box on a shelf.

    CA: Is that a D2X?

    CP: It's an Xs, second hand, mint.

    CA (out of curiosity, trying to sound uninterested): Is it for sale?

    CP: Yes, are you interested?

    CA: Nah... for how much?

    CP: I'm not sure... 35,000? (That's $1,100). The owner will come back to deliver the charger in a week's time.

    CA: That's around the price of a brand new D7000, a camera that would suit my needs much better, don't you think? How much would a deposit be to secure this unnecessary piece of yesteryear's technology?

    CP: Would 5,000 be ok?

    CA, searching his pocket: That seems to be exactly the amount I...

    And then, before he could complete the sentence, the young, beautiful cashier shows up from nowhere, asking if she can be of assistance, and was it so that I needed a receipt for 5,000 Baht?

    --

    I should see a shrink, right? A camera shrink?

    Oh well... since I shoot mostly at ISO 100 and rarely above ISO 400, this makes kind of sense, doesn't it? Particularly for motor sports, which I do around 20 weekends per year. Oh, and I'm in urgent need of another dry-cabinet
    Congrats Jorgen, I had a D2Xs for a long time, and it's still the Nikon camera I loved the most (now using a D3), up to ISO 800 and even 1600 for concert/stage/club stuff it was more than ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
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    ps feeling very smug as I haven't bought a new camera for nearly 3 months
    ...my name is XX and I am an addict - I haven't been buying cameras for... hem... does purchase in the FS section here count?
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    Re: True story from today

    Quote Originally Posted by vieri View Post

    ...my name is XX and I am an addict - I haven't been buying cameras for... hem... does purchase in the FS section here count?
    Of course it does - it counts double actually - maybe even treble!
    I will of course be buying only one new camera next year (NEX7)

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    Re: True story from today

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I will of course be buying only one new camera next year (NEX7)


    ... and Merry Christmas!

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    Re: True story from today

    Congrats Jorgen.....we can all relate!

    I bought a D2X earlier this year and have been amazed at the beautiful images it produces. It's become one of my favorite cameras.....I'm sure you will enjoy the D2Xs.

    Gary

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    Re: True story from today

    So funny and so applicable to so many of (us?)
    enjoy in good health

    I am writing Jono's statement down - regarding only buying ONE camera next year

    Cheers
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    Merry Christmas, Jorgen. Cheers, Kit

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    Re: True story from today

    Merry Christmas to you too, Kit, and to all the rest of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Of course it does - it counts double actually - maybe even treble!
    I will of course be buying only one new camera next year (NEX7)
    ...yeah yeah, ONE camera... that's what they all say!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    I will of course be buying only one new camera next year (NEX7)
    So Leica's R solution isn't due out until 2013?

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