Nikon D200

Today, I purchased the Nikon D200. It’s freaking amazing. I have been using a Pentax K1000 for about 17 years. I used a digital Elph for about three and then took a baby step and purchased the Canon Pro1. Finally, I own a real camera. I’m really happy but I’m having a little bit of buyer’s remorse. (Click here or the image below to see more pictures.)

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  1. Not being a graphic artist, I have no idea how much stock online photography costs (or if there’s even a market for it), but I bet your guru hubby could whip up a “cityscapes” photo library that you could sell a ton of pics from. Perhaps have others post pics, too. Create a cheap stock photo co-op on top of PayPal (for collecting payments and paying micro-royalties). I think I smell a rails app.

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  2. oh, holy crap, i love giving Tobyjoe new jobs to do!

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  3. 10.2 mp’s ….. wi-fi…. badass! i do love my love my little powershot 400 for its size, but optics is where it’s at and you got it right there! 5 frames per second couldn’t be bad either. have fun, i covet ; )

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  4. Well, we can’t go out for dinner or drinks for at least a month. And that means i have to pack my lunch as well. Plus, I can’t buy coffee from Starbucks anymore; that’s too pricey. Also, breakfast has to be eaten from home or not at all.

    That’s the only way I can justify having spent this much money.

    But, I have to say, I have used the same computer for 7 years and I haven’t ever splurged on a camera before. Listen to me make excuses for myself. Ugh. I hate spending money. i hate it.

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  5. Oh, PC users, kindly let me know if there is anything weird happening with the wider layout. I can only check Safari, Explorer, and Firefox on a Mac. :]

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  6. congratulations on your new purchase and love the photo.

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  7. well, if you must know……. this particular entry to your blog starts below my opening “mihow” screen(i don’t know what to call it). and there is a grey line down the side that i’m assuming was your original page width that is still there and shows up running through the “3” in April 23,….other than that, it’s looking good

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  8. Greg, have you cleared your cache? Uhoh.

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  9. that made “no” sense…..i have to page down to see this blog entry

    : )

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  10. yeah, i’m broke who wants to know

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  11. just kidding, i don’t know how on these pc’s

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  12. Crap. I don’t know either! We need even a cheap PC in this house. :]

    I’ll do a little legwork and see if it’s broken.

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  13. did you do something?……the grey line just disappeared……….but i still have to scroll down. i hate PC’s but i deal. i have a nice one at work and also a crap Dell at home with my Mac.

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  14. looks great in Firefox. in IE there’s a blank space approximately as long as this post before the first post starts.

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  15. We reverted. We’ll make it work tomorrow.

    Thanks PC users!

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  16. We reverted. We’ll make it work tomorrow.

    Thanks PC users!

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  17. Ah, so that’s what you were doing today instead of calling us for brunch! LOL.
    Only teasing…there is no way any of us were going to leave the house in that rain today (we all slept badly too). I didn’t get your messages until this morning…no worries, you didn’t sound that drunk! ;-)
    Great to see you again. Hope you had fun.
    xo

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  18. Oh sarah, you don’t get text messages do you? :] I wrote you first thing in the morning to apologize for my very silly message from Saturday night. I felt a little goofy after that.

    We had a great time. Except that my arm actually hurts from losing at darts. heh.

    i’m in most excellent physical shape, apparently.

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  19. I did get your text message…that’s why I said don’t worry about the drunken message. ;-)
    I have such camera envy now.

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  20. If you haven’t solved the problem of your nose bumping the focus selector…. see page 53 of the D200 manual… you can lock the focus selector to prevent accidental change.

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  21. Holy crap! Thank you!

    So, it’s a problem others have had I hope? :]

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  22. I’ve been away from the blogosphere for a while – why the buyers remorse? what for? (email me, so I won’t miss your response to my inquiry, purty please?)

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  23. Yeah, I’ve heard of a few others having the same problem with bumping the focus selector with their nose… mostly left-eyed folks.

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