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katanna
Sep 27, 2004, 01:50 AM
These are 20 of my best pictures. Most were taken by me. I know that #9 was taken by my father, #20 was taken by my brother, and various others I am not sure if I took them or someone else took them.
Past that, these are some of the best pictures I have.
What do you think? Post your thoughts, please!!
I will post a caption for each picture when it is not 2 in the morning.
http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/Best/Best.html

Matthew

t300
Sep 27, 2004, 02:28 AM
The pictures are very cool. Nice work..But..

The real question is: What kind of camera did you take them on? That's just as important.

revenuee
Sep 27, 2004, 02:50 AM
The real question is: What kind of camera did you take them on? That's just as important.

you can't be serious

t300
Sep 27, 2004, 03:15 AM
you can't be serious

Well, what do you mean? I am serious. I was exaggerating on just how "serious" it is but I was curious...Why the comment? Am I dumb and he wrote it in his post or what?

iMeowbot
Sep 27, 2004, 05:00 AM
3.jpg is fun, it induces just a touch of vertigo.

virividox
Sep 27, 2004, 05:14 AM
i like number 9

cluthz
Sep 27, 2004, 07:14 AM
I'm impressed :)
too, bad the man on the right in pic 10 didn't stand still..
:p

homerjward
Sep 27, 2004, 07:27 AM
my two favorites are 13 because of the contrast of ideas with the cell phone in the wilderness and number 6.

Moxiemike
Sep 27, 2004, 07:57 AM
These are 20 of my best pictures. Most were taken by me. I know that #9 was taken by my father, #20 was taken by my brother, and various others I am not sure if I took them or someone else took them.
Past that, these are some of the best pictures I have.
What do you think? Post your thoughts, please!!
I will post a caption for each picture when it is not 2 in the morning.
http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/Best/Best.html

Matthew

On shots like #9, you might want to try a slow sync/rear sync flash if your camera can do it (i'm guessing you have a D70 and kit lens. ;) am i right?)

Well, in the flash mode, you scroll throough until you see slow sync flash--it'll freeze the people and allow for a bit of the long exposure trails to go behind them. Looks cool. I'll see if I have any examples anywhere. ;)

M

revenuee
Sep 27, 2004, 08:15 AM
Well, what do you mean? I am serious. I was exaggerating on just how "serious" it is but I was curious...Why the comment? Am I dumb and he wrote it in his post or what?

Thats my point, perhaps i missed the sarcasm (which is possible in a forum setting) -- but it seems like you emphasized the tool more so then the work -- perhaps my initial response was harsh, excuse me for that

i myself get very angry when people look at my work and ask about the tool as if that was the most important part of the creation process. The question of "how did you create this shot" is as much better question because it encompasses with the tools and the vision - it respects that the artist has control over his work.

i see to many people purchasing the biggest and best simply because it is the biggest and best,

i see this with "SLR" photographers --- they never take it out of the AUTO mode and stick with the kit lens, purchase bargain basement film and take it to the least expensive mini-lab they can find --- all the time complaining about how the compact took better pictures and was lighter to carry.

Meanwhile i see this 15 year old kids name every week as i'm processing his pictures, and who's work just blows me away , pulling out his Nikon FE that was down to him from his uncle or something. And he searches through his pockets to scrape together the money to pay for the higher end kodak portra or experimenting with Fuji Velvia at 20$ a pop.

On the other hand you get Mr.F5 who brings in his bargain discount film once a year and complains that his pictures look terrible after he spent so much money on his camera.

Moxiemike
Sep 27, 2004, 08:25 AM
Thats my point, perhaps i missed the sarcasm (which is possible in a forum setting) -- but it seems like you emphasized the tool more so then the work -- perhaps my initial response was harsh, excuse me for that

i myself get very angry when people look at my work and ask about the tool as if that was the most important part of the creation process. The question of "how did you create this shot" is as much better question because it encompasses with the tools and the vision - it respects that the artist has control over his work.

i see to many people purchasing the biggest and best simply because it is the biggest and best,

i see this with "SLR" photographers --- they never take it out of the AUTO mode and stick with the kit lens, purchase bargain basement film and take it to the least expensive mini-lab they can find --- all the time complaining about how the compact took better pictures and was lighter to carry.

Meanwhile i see this 15 year old kids name every week as i'm processing his pictures, and who's work just blows me away , pulling out his Nikon FE that was down to him from his uncle or something. And he searches through his pockets to scrape together the money to pay for the higher end kodak portra or experimenting with Fuji Velvia at 20$ a pop.

On the other hand you get Mr.F5 who brings in his bargain discount film once a year and complains that his pictures look terrible after he spent so much money on his camera.

Hey! A nikon FE is nothing to complain about! That's one helluva camera. :) I have an old FM from the 70s and it's light meter just crapped out on me... i'm pretty bummed about it. I like taking that cam out, loaded with 3200 speed Tmax and shoot away all day. Now, I love my D100... and I love my expensive lenses, but something about that old FM.... The EM is no slouch either! ;)

But you're right about Dr. Photo MD with too much money. My personal fave is this guy at a sports event i was covering who was shooting an 8fps D2h with a CRAPPY toy 28-80 zoom and a whopping 128mb flash card from the top of the bleachers. He asked how my "slow" and "poorly equipped" d100 could capture such nice images (he saw some of my prints on the sideline). I chuckled and said "trade secret. buy some prints from me and leave the D2h at home. YOU'RE the one not well equipped to take shots at a sports event"

Little did he know I was better equipped with a 70-200 f2.8 lens with a 1.4teleconverter, 4 gb of CF and an ipod with belkin card reader. And of course, the best AF system available--the one between my ears. ;)

neut
Sep 27, 2004, 09:02 AM
you can't be serious

no, he's just about right... the camera you use is just as important as what other people think of your work. :)


katanna: btw- nice photos (i like the subway pic... we don't have any here); though, i wouldn't call all of them your best unless you took the shot or did some heavy editing. regaurdless those are some pretty decent photos. :)


peace.

Moxiemike
Sep 27, 2004, 10:23 AM
no, he's just about right... the camera you use is just as important as what other people think of your work. :)


katanna: btw- nice photos (i like the subway pic... we don't have any here); though, i wouldn't call all of them your best unless you took the shot or did some heavy editing.


peace.

The camera surely is important. ;) Just ask any mega-pixel junkie. Hehe. THis coming from the guy who's buying a 12mp camera but... I have reasons and excuses. ;)

But i'd just as soon settle for a pinhole. But my clients wouldn't like that. hehe

jackieonasses
Sep 27, 2004, 10:28 AM
The camera surely is important. ;) Just ask any mega-pixel junkie. Hehe. THis coming from the guy who's buying a 12mp camera but... I have reasons and excuses. ;)

But i'd just as soon settle for a pinhole. But my clients wouldn't like that. hehe and might i comment on your photos.... they are very impressive! perhaps i should pull out my credit card...

Moxiemike
Sep 27, 2004, 10:30 AM
and might i comment on your photos.... they are very impressive! perhaps i should pull out my credit card...

You should buy one of 'em. :)

I have to figure out shipping and such, but i'd be honored if ANYONE bought some of my shots. :)

Thanks for the compliment. ;)

EDIT: Figured out shipping. $5 USPS priority anywhere in continental US. Will add international soon. Kinda like iTMS

m

t300
Sep 27, 2004, 10:32 AM
I was perhaps being slightly sarcastic in my tone but yeah, I think the camera is important. I mean, you are not going to get pictures like that on a disposable Kodak, are you?

Moxiemike
Sep 27, 2004, 10:36 AM
I was perhaps being slightly sarcastic in my tone but yeah, I think the camera is important. I mean, you are not going to get pictures like that on a disposable Kodak, are you?

My friends mom did travel photos in scotland on a disposable kodak that got into an art gallery and sold lots of prints.

That said, you're half right. A 85mm 1.4 lens is gonna render better than a small 85 mm zoom setting at 4.5 on a point and shoot. for sure.

But you casn do good stuff with both. :)

Raid
Sep 27, 2004, 10:59 AM
These are 20 of my best pictures. Most were taken by me. I know that #9 was taken by my father, #20 was taken by my brother, and various others I am not sure if I took them or someone else took them.
Past that, these are some of the best pictures I have.
What do you think? Post your thoughts, please!!
I will post a caption for each picture when it is not 2 in the morning.
http://s95220742.onlinehome.us/Fun/Best/Best.html

Matthew

Had a look at the photos and liked quite a few of them (of note # 4, 7, and 17). When were you in Vegas / Grand Canyon? I was there at the start of September and have a few pics that are very similar to yours... not going to bother posting them though... don't want to start up a pic war or anything. ;)

t300
Sep 27, 2004, 12:19 PM
My friends mom did travel photos in scotland on a disposable kodak that got into an art gallery and sold lots of prints.

That said, you're half right. A 85mm 1.4 lens is gonna render better than a small 85 mm zoom setting at 4.5 on a point and shoot. for sure.

But you casn do good stuff with both. :)

lol...You got me. You know I almost put in that if you were a great photographer you could use any medium, including a disposable, but I didn't...Oh well, you are right. Everything's art.

Josh
Sep 27, 2004, 12:38 PM
I like #9. Would be nicer without the McDonald's cup though - still a very cool pic :)

katanna
Sep 27, 2004, 01:45 PM
Wow, thanks for the support guys.
I like #9. Would be nicer without the McDonald's cup though - still a very cool pic :)
#9 is the ice skating, the picture with the cup is #10. I have thought about editing out the cup, but never have.

3.jpg is fun, it induces just a touch of vertigo.
What do you mean? #3 is a picute of a sunset... No idea what you are talking about... lol

Also of note, not a single one of these photos has been post-edited in any way.
When I get out of class in a few hours, I will update the site to include backgrounds for the pictures.

Matthew

revenuee
Sep 27, 2004, 09:32 PM
These are some great shots katanna, i'm a sucker for the flowing water shot -- nice pic

hey Moxiemike -- knew i could count on you to come in and pick up the slack of my argument when i'm not around ... LOL

and yes, the FE is a great camera - but as you already mentioned Dr. Photo MD i see no sense in beating a dead horse.

Waiting patiently for the D2X eh? -- i've got some MP envy --- however, i don't have the kinda work flow that can allow me to spend that kinda money --- however the D70 will be mine as of tomorrow -- nikon finally decided that 2 months was long enough for me to wait ... LOL

i need to buy a new flash though --- stupid lack of back compatibility -- i was hoping to get some better glass first.

Moxiemike
Sep 28, 2004, 07:53 AM
These are some great shots katanna, i'm a sucker for the flowing water shot -- nice pic

hey Moxiemike -- knew i could count on you to come in and pick up the slack of my argument when i'm not around ... LOL

and yes, the FE is a great camera - but as you already mentioned Dr. Photo MD i see no sense in beating a dead horse.

Waiting patiently for the D2X eh? -- i've got some MP envy --- however, i don't have the kinda work flow that can allow me to spend that kinda money --- however the D70 will be mine as of tomorrow -- nikon finally decided that 2 months was long enough for me to wait ... LOL

i need to buy a new flash though --- stupid lack of back compatibility -- i was hoping to get some better glass first.


Congrats on the D70. I actually spent a week with one (my friend loaned me his) and i'm thinking of adding one as well. It'll play nice with the D2x! As far as a flash goes... the sb-600 is a KILLER unit for $200 give or take. I got the sb-800, and it's amazing, the 600 is just a little less powerful, which for general purpose shooting should be enough. If you decided to move up, you can get an 800, and the 600 + 800 play nice as far as a two light, wireless strobe system with you D70. That's pretty insane. So definitely buy either one. :)

What lenses are you looking at?

revenuee
Sep 28, 2004, 08:13 AM
Congrats on the D70. I actually spent a week with one (my friend loaned me his) and i'm thinking of adding one as well. It'll play nice with the D2x! As far as a flash goes... the sb-600 is a KILLER unit for $200 give or take. I got the sb-800, and it's amazing, the 600 is just a little less powerful, which for general purpose shooting should be enough. If you decided to move up, you can get an 800, and the 600 + 800 play nice as far as a two light, wireless strobe system with you D70. That's pretty insane. So definitely buy either one. :)

What lenses are you looking at?

ya i spent a few days with one and loved it --- got some nice prints from it


and yes i've looked at the SB-600 and will probably get it

as far as glass -- sigma EX 12 - 24 (i really like this lens i got some shots of with it and a D70), either sigma EX or nikon 28mm 1.8, nikon 50mm either 1.4 or 1.8 -- price wise they are quite different but i would love the extra half stop, i have the sigma EX 105mm, and then i'm looking at the Sigma EX 50 - 500mm -- but i've been wondering if i wouldn't be better off with the Sigma 70 - 200mm plus a 2x tele-converter

i have the nikon 35 - 80 and Tamron 100 - 300 aswell but these are just not very nice lenses so i very much wish to replace with the list above

see, i'm trying to get into some light photojournalism while i'm still in University, and i feel that the D70 is powerful enough even in sports with it's 3fps but huge buffer to do the job, i mean you shoot with the D100 where the specs in that respect are pretty similar and you seem very happy. However, i am very much a wildlife photographer so huge focal lengths are key for me so that 500mm will be 750mm on the D70 (drools) where as the 200mm + 2x converter will be 600mm

Moxiemike
Sep 28, 2004, 09:39 AM
ya i spent a few days with one and loved it --- got some nice prints from it


and yes i've looked at the SB-600 and will probably get it

as far as glass -- sigma EX 12 - 24 (i really like this lens i got some shots of with it and a D70), either sigma EX or nikon 28mm 1.8, nikon 50mm either 1.4 or 1.8 -- price wise they are quite different but i would love the extra half stop, i have the sigma EX 105mm, and then i'm looking at the Sigma EX 50 - 500mm -- but i've been wondering if i wouldn't be better off with the Sigma 70 - 200mm plus a 2x tele-converter

i have the nikon 35 - 80 and Tamron 100 - 300 aswell but these are just not very nice lenses so i very much wish to replace with the list above

see, i'm trying to get into some light photojournalism while i'm still in University, and i feel that the D70 is powerful enough even in sports with it's 3fps but huge buffer to do the job, i mean you shoot with the D100 where the specs in that respect are pretty similar and you seem very happy. However, i am very much a wildlife photographer so huge focal lengths are key for me so that 500mm will be 750mm on the D70 (drools) where as the 200mm + 2x converter will be 600mm

You've done a lot of good research. I hate to hijack this thread but I'm gonna do it because i'm sure you can appreciate the info (as can any other DSLR owners).

The Sigma 12-24 is a nice bet. It's pretty comparable to Nikon's 12-24 (which i have and LOVE) but it's half the price. The speed of the lens shouldn't be an issue since you're dealing with mostly landscapey stuff and architecture with this lens.

In your middle ground you mentioned liking the Nikon or Sigma 28mm lens. I'd avoid these, as they come to about a 42mm on a DSLR which is a weird focal length. I have the 35mm f2.0 Nikkor and believe me, at $259 (after rebate) it's a STEAL. It's sharp, and I use it for PJ work for this magazine. I also just got (coming in today) the Sigma 24-70. I'll let you know how this works. But It'll NEVER replace the 35 for alot of work. The 35 becomes a 52-ish lens, and is closest to a normal lens on digital. I'd recommend the 35 over either 28 anyday.

As far as 50's go...get the 1.8. It's a $100 and will free up some of your budget. Maybe add an 85 1.8 which is a stellar portrait lens.

As far as tele goes... the Sigma 70-200 will get you a faster aperture with TC than the 50-500. Their TC's are VERY good optically so you won't see image degeneration from using the TC. I have the 1.4 with my 70-200 and it's brilliant.

I dunno if you'll need the 12-24 Sigma... if you can, i'd get the 18-70DX kit lens. It's sharp and a nice carry around and goes to 28-105 on your D70. That plus the 50mm, 35 and/or 85 is a nice wide to mid-tele kit, combined with the 70-200 gives you a pretty impressive range.

My current lens setup, FYI, is the Nikkor 12-24, Sigma 24-70, 35mm, 50mm, 50mm macro, 70-200 + 1.4TC. The sigma 24-70, if you want that as an option, can be found on ebay for about $250 USD. For an f2.8 lens... that's pretty good.

For your wildlife kit, I'd go with:

The Nikkor 18-70 or Sigma 24-70 + 70-200 with 2.0TC for mostly wildlife and general portraiture and some architecture (interiors? you need th 12-24)

OR

Sigma 12-24, Nikon 35, 50, 85 and 70-200 with 2.0 TC if you plan on doing architecture and portraiture.

Does any of that make sense? Also, macmall has NICE deals on 1.0gb CF cards (80x WA which would suit your wildlife needs VERY well) for appx $120. I bought two. They ROCK.

Here's a 70-200 shot with 1.4tc at f5.6 I think:
http://www.mikemancini.com/lacrosse.jpg

revenuee
Sep 28, 2004, 02:17 PM
You've done a lot of good research. I hate to hijack this thread but I'm gonna do it because i'm sure you can appreciate the info (as can any other DSLR owners).

The Sigma 12-24 is a nice bet. It's pretty comparable to Nikon's 12-24 (which i have and LOVE) but it's half the price. The speed of the lens shouldn't be an issue since you're dealing with mostly landscapey stuff and architecture with this lens.


My current lens setup, FYI, is the Nikkor 12-24, Sigma 24-70, 35mm, 50mm, 50mm macro, 70-200 + 1.4TC. The sigma 24-70, if you want that as an option, can be found on ebay for about $250 USD. For an f2.8 lens... that's pretty good.

For your wildlife kit, I'd go with:

The Nikkor 18-70 or Sigma 24-70 + 70-200 with 2.0TC for mostly wildlife and general portraiture and some architecture (interiors? you need th 12-24)

OR

Sigma 12-24, Nikon 35, 50, 85 and 70-200 with 2.0 TC if you plan on doing architecture and portraiture.

Does any of that make sense? Also, macmall has NICE deals on 1.0gb CF cards (80x WA which would suit your wildlife needs VERY well) for appx $120. I bought two. They ROCK.



i didn't like the 18-70 kit lens, which is why i ordered just the body without the lens

i really want that 12-24 mm focal length i feel that i do need it

i like the idea of getting the 35 rather then 28 and i'll go with the 50 1.8 rather then 1.4 since the price is so different

but i'm still torn between the 70 - 200 mm 2.8 i mean i would really love the extra speed but that 50 - 500 seems to call to me

Moxiemike
Sep 28, 2004, 02:30 PM
i didn't like the 18-70 kit lens, which is why i ordered just the body without the lens

i really want that 12-24 mm focal length i feel that i do need it

i like the idea of getting the 35 rather then 28 and i'll go with the 50 1.8 rather then 1.4 since the price is so different

but i'm still torn between the 70 - 200 mm 2.8 i mean i would really love the extra speed but that 50 - 500 seems to call to me

I can honesly say that you won't be going wrong with the 35, the 50 @ 1.8 and the 70-200 OR 50-500. You know... I just noticed sigma makes a 100-300 f4...

I agree with you kinda on the kit lens. Its images are great... but the build quality is a bit junky. The lens wobble in the front element scares me.

I'll try and post a pic of the D100 with the Sigma 24-70 in a bit... it's one HUGE lens....

revenuee
Sep 28, 2004, 03:15 PM
I can honesly say that you won't be going wrong with the 35, the 50 @ 1.8 and the 70-200 OR 50-500. You know... I just noticed sigma makes a 100-300 f4...

I agree with you kinda on the kit lens. Its images are great... but the build quality is a bit junky. The lens wobble in the front element scares me.

I'll try and post a pic of the D100 with the Sigma 24-70 in a bit... it's one HUGE lens....

my biggest issue between that 70 - 200 and the 50 - 500 is the size of the lens and speed -- like i mentioned i do want to get into some light photojournalism, particularly sports and i wonder that if it's a dark day, or i'm shooting inside if that 2.8 at 300 mm would be the better bet ... i mean on bright lit days that 50 - 500 will be just fine ideally i want both lenses -- and just use the right tool for the job at hand -- but financially --- one thing that i consider is ... if i start working more as a photojournalist i could just pay for the other lens that way rather then saving from my photo-lab job

Moxiemike
Sep 28, 2004, 03:24 PM
my biggest issue between that 70 - 200 and the 50 - 500 is the size of the lens and speed -- like i mentioned i do want to get into some light photojournalism, particularly sports and i wonder that if it's a dark day, or i'm shooting inside if that 2.8 at 300 mm would be the better bet ... i mean on bright lit days that 50 - 500 will be just fine ideally i want both lenses -- and just use the right tool for the job at hand -- but financially --- one thing that i consider is ... if i start working more as a photojournalist i could just pay for the other lens that way rather then saving from my photo-lab job

I'd suggest this: Find a decent used 70-200 on ebay. I've seen 'em going for about $450-$500.

Get the 2.0x TC and when you need the big reach for wildlife, grab the 120-300, the 50-500, or hell, the 300-800 f5.6. ;)

If you're going for PJ work, and light sports, you'll NEED the 2.8. As it is, you'll be underexposing a little EVEN with 2.8 at ISO800 or ISO1600 if you're indoor or on a dark day.

As such, you can generally shoot ISO400 with the 70-200 and get a decent aperture for sports. That and the 70-200 is definitely light enough to use for PJ work vs lugging around the 50-500. :)

Like you said though, in an ideal world... :) Hell, i'd have the nikon 70-200 AFS-VR, the 17-55 DX F2.8, the 12-24 (oops. bought that one. hehe) and the 200-400 AFS-VR f4. Or the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 (which, from what I hear, is the new king of Sigma's lens line when you factor in sharpeness. Add a bunch of primes from 8mm (fisheye!) to 400 all at f2.8 or faster and.........well, I'd be broke.

revenuee
Sep 28, 2004, 08:49 PM
I'd suggest this: Find a decent used 70-200 on ebay. I've seen 'em going for about $450-$500.

Get the 2.0x TC and when you need the big reach for wildlife, grab the 120-300, the 50-500, or hell, the 300-800 f5.6. ;)

If you're going for PJ work, and light sports, you'll NEED the 2.8. As it is, you'll be underexposing a little EVEN with 2.8 at ISO800 or ISO1600 if you're indoor or on a dark day.

As such, you can generally shoot ISO400 with the 70-200 and get a decent aperture for sports. That and the 70-200 is definitely light enough to use for PJ work vs lugging around the 50-500. :)

Like you said though, in an ideal world... :) Hell, i'd have the nikon 70-200 AFS-VR, the 17-55 DX F2.8, the 12-24 (oops. bought that one. hehe) and the 200-400 AFS-VR f4. Or the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 (which, from what I hear, is the new king of Sigma's lens line when you factor in sharpeness. Add a bunch of primes from 8mm (fisheye!) to 400 all at f2.8 or faster and.........well, I'd be broke.


So my D70 is DOA

AtlantaGuy
Sep 28, 2004, 10:18 PM
A 85mm 1.4 lens is gonna render better than a small 85 mm zoom setting at 4.5 on a point and shoot. for sure.

Now you're talking - that's a great lens. It brings back fond memories of the 50mm f/1.2 standard and 28mm f/2.0 wide angle I used long ago on a Pentax LX. There's nothing like a big helping of quality glass to isolate backgrounds, maximize shutter/aperture options or drink in the subtleties of ambient light nighttime exposures. Canon even once had a 50mm f/1.0 lens... amazing!

Moxiemike
Sep 29, 2004, 12:30 AM
So my D70 is DOA

What!?!?! You can't just say that and not give us the story!!?!?!

What happenend man?

Moxiemike
Sep 29, 2004, 12:31 AM
Now you're talking - that's a great lens. It brings back fond memories of the 50mm f/1.2 standard and 28mm f/2.0 wide angle I used long ago on a Pentax LX. There's nothing like a big helping of quality glass to isolate backgrounds, maximize shutter/aperture options or drink in the subtleties of ambient light nighttime exposures. Canon even once had a 50mm f/1.0 lens... amazing!

Yea. I love the Nikon 85 1.4 but unfortunately I don't have one. I borrowed one from NPS and it was INCREDBILE. If only I had an EXTRA $999!

Ouch!

revenuee
Sep 29, 2004, 07:53 AM
What!?!?! You can't just say that and not give us the story!!?!?!

What happenend man?


what can i say ... the thing arrives all sealed up, i open the box, and pull out the box withe actual camera - i take it out and it feels like something is wrong - something loose, i throw the battery on the charger and start working (the camera was delivered to my job site) the battery is finally charged, so i throw in my CF card, attach my favorite lens, throw in the battery and turn it ON and nothing -- upon closer inspection i notice that the focus toggle is missing a cosmetic part, the eye piece is very loose and the white LCD cover is missing. --- i look inside and the mirror is all dusty, as well all the paper work looks like it's been used.

i got screwed -- i now have a very expensive paper weight

i'm waiting for the offices to open so that i can call the head office

Moxiemike
Sep 29, 2004, 07:58 AM
what can i say ... the thing arrives all sealed up, i open the box, and pull out the box withe actual camera - i take it out and it feels like something is wrong - something loose, i throw the battery on the charger and start working (the camera was delivered to my job site) the battery is finally charged, so i throw in my CF card, attach my favorite lens, throw in the battery and turn it ON and nothing -- upon closer inspection i notice that the focus toggle is missing a cosmetic part, the eye piece is very loose and the white LCD cover is missing. --- i look inside and the mirror is all dusty, as well all the paper work looks like it's been used.

i got screwed -- i now have a very expensive paper weight

i'm waiting for the offices to open so that i can call the head office

Who did you buy from? You can probably file a complaint against the company you bought from with Nikon. They're pretty good about that stuff, provided, since you're in Canada, that it's an official Nikon Canada camera.

revenuee
Sep 29, 2004, 08:16 AM
Who did you buy from? You can probably file a complaint against the company you bought from with Nikon. They're pretty good about that stuff, provided, since you're in Canada, that it's an official Nikon Canada camera.

NIKON .... i purchased it straight from Nikon

i just got off the phone they told me to come right by and they will give me a new one

Moxiemike
Sep 29, 2004, 08:23 AM
NIKON .... i purchased it straight from Nikon

i just got off the phone they told me to come right by and they will give me a new one

Whew. My condolences and also congrats on having them send you a new one. Make 'em overnight it. :)

m

revenuee
Sep 29, 2004, 08:41 PM
Whew. My condolences and also congrats on having them send you a new one. Make 'em overnight it. :)

m

i went into the office (30 minute drive) --- they gave me a brand spankin new one ... so i'm now officially a DSLR photographer :)