Thursday, February 5, 2009

It's Here!!!

It arrived today. I was so excited!

It's my new Nikon D300! Isn't she purty?? I confess I have no idea how to use it. The buttons are completely different than my D40.

Quite the learning curve. I'm going to have to spend a lot of time with the manual and play with buttons and figure things out.



Anonymous said...

Oh happy day! Yay! Looking forward to all the new and even more wonderful pictures you will take with that one.


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

WOW! Drool...

Excuse me as I have to go change my shorts...

Keith in Cadillac said...

I look forward to more of your very interesting photographs. But it will not because you got the new camera but because you have a special skill for finding scenes that are great through your lens.
When is the last time someone came to dinner at your house and said it was a great meal and wanted to know what brand of pot you used?

Ishmael said...

Love the D300. I can't wait to get one myself, but my lowly salary probably won't allow it until forever. Sigh.

gail said...

That is a beauty -- nikon's come a long way since I had my one and only in 1974 (ouch)! You are the perfect person to have such a tool. 'Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Justin Rummel said...

WOW! very nice.

Karen Travels said...


In reference to your comment, the Time Traveler's Wife may be my favorite book of all time. I keep lending it out to people and never getting it back! I have bought 3 copies.

I listened to it on CD on my way to Alaska!!

Julie said...

I am so jealous.

Finnskimo, its more than just a name... said...

Aren't you glad you have friends who give you inside tips on how to get things from people?! :) If you know what I mean! hehe...its a beaut! Pretty soon, you're goign to have to check your "camera" bag in, just like a professional!!! :)

lonewolf said...

Congrats on the new camera!!! I got one recently and am hoping, with the learning curve, that I'll be able to take pics for Christmas 2010!! LOL!!

Update the firmware .. I can give you instructions for that. Also, you might want to get:

Nikon D300 - Digital Field Guide
by: J. Dennis Thomas

Great book .. recommended to me by another D300 owner. Another thing he recommended was to almost forget all the fancy settings .. put it on automatic and just go out and shoot to get familiar with how it handles.

Can't wait to see the pics!!