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zitro_joeSeptember 16, 2008


I went to the store to buy a new lens, saved the $$$ for it after a few months of eating at home everyday. While the salesperson was lying to me about how more megapixels make a better camera, I spaced out and grabbed the Nikon D80 (I have had camera envy for awhile). While looking at it, another salesperson asked, "Have played with the D90, yet?"

- "It's out?" - me

- "Received it a few days ago"- her

She opened a cabinet door -not even on display yet- and I swear I heard Angelic Voices. It had to be Devine intervention...

Defining the impulse:
Out of town, away from the wifey
Kid in a candy store (by myself)
$$$ burning a hole

RIP Zitro_Joe

April 27, 1980 - October 1, 2008(the day I return home)

I have a feeling I will be selling two cameras, soon.

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Ha ha.

I bet that is a sweet one tho Joe.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 11:11PM
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The difference between men and boys are the price of their toys.....I'd say go for it Joe!!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 11:41PM
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it had me at "Hello", done did it...

    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 11:56PM
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I added a Lensbaby to the collection. I am no where near good with it. It has a learning curve, for sure. I have seen some spectacular pictures taken with the Lensbaby. Here are some practice shots:

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 4:49PM
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LOL, ZJ...the only way to talk myself out of buying anything like that is DH...the thought keeps me on my toes...Looks like you have a good start on the lens baby...Oh by the way how do you like the D90?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 5:10PM
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No doubt you will master the lensbaby in no time, you are off to a good start. These pictures taken at Offut?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 6:34PM
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It is a great camera. However, I not totally sure how I feel about the D90. It performs well, I wish it would focus a little faster. Low light performance is great, well beyond my previous cameras (which I still use regularly). However, I feel you are able to get better color quality out the box with the Olympus system. I hate spending time adjusting 'levels' afterwords. I like it right the first time, out the camera.

As close as you can get in comparison, some of the quality glass is cheaper with Olympus, However, Nikkor has so many more options available vs the 4/3rds system is still fairly new and there isn't that many option out there. The view finder on the D90 blows Olympus out the water. The optical viewfinder in Olympus cameras is so small.

Tech upgrades on the D90 are great, 12.3MP, High ISO, Live mode, movie capture ability and it can take SDHC cards( I really like that). I don't know that I really needed Lv view since I haven't used it yet, but the movie mode has been a nice addition. Granted, it's not great, but still nice.

I also bought the 50mm f1.8 but it is still in the box. I was able to get it NIB for just over $100, so I couldn't pass it up.

Linda - yes, I am at Offutt AFB, NE. I was stationed here four years ago for four years. I have been TDY here for a month and I am ready to return home to Erin, Abigail and Elijah.


    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 12:17AM
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it had me at "Hello", done did it...

lolololol i KNEW it! :oD
a D90 ad caught my eye and my brain went "mmmmmmmmmmmm"
howsomever myself doesn't know a third of what i should be doing with the D70 (and probably never will) so i was able to nip the desire in the budget helped too ;o)
thanks for sharing your experiences

lianne :o)

    Bookmark   October 2, 2008 at 5:46PM
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Well, I see you survived getting home to DW!!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 7:19PM
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