And suddenly my loyal Nikon D40 is standing in one of the display-cases in my living room together with my old Petri and Olympus camera’s. It must be 5 years back that I bought that camera and I had great times making pictures with it.
Ermm.. wait! That camera more or less retired in a display-case? Does that mean I am stopping with photography as hobby? And with what for the heck camera is the picture above taking? It can’t be my iPhone (which fails bitterly with limited light).
No way, but from of today I can call myself the owner of a Nikon D300s…
So what happened? (And yes, the awful picture above is taking with my iPhone :P)
That I was looking for another camera body might be considered well-known and the D300s was something I set my mind on. So some days ago I noticed a message on the forum of Dutch Nikon Club where someone offered a D300s body. I was really interested and sent that person right away a mail. But later I got the message that the camera was already sold. That was a pity of course, but I didn’t give up and decided to look further around for a D300s body.
First place I looked was “De Marktplaats” (some kind of Dutch eBay). And there it was… right on top, an advertisement for a D300s in the price range I had in mind and there was even an extra battery to it. And the nicest thing was that the person who placed the advertisement lived very close to Heemskerk. After exchanging some mails we agreed on everything and begin of this afternoon we picked up the camera, which is very nice because you can test the camera before making the final decision.
But everything was more than okay with the D300s. All that belongs to the camera was there. Even the box it came in and the warranty papers were there. You could see easily that the camera was well-kept and maintained correctly. It was simple, the camera was a perfect condition. So the final decision was simple: I bought the camera.
For me this will mean that there is a lot to learn again. This camera is way more advanced as my old D40 and that means many more new things for me. But that is okay. I am very happy with my new camera…
But there is something more new…
The computer desk I had in my apartment was rather old. Of course better something than nothing, but it was really about time to have it replaced.
So last week I bought the nice computer desk, storage cub and a good chair. Now I have room enough for all the 3 monitors and still have room to work on other things. Talking about the monitors, people often ask why 3 monitors? Well, it is rather simple. The 24 inch screen in the middle is connected to the same computer as the one to right. When I, for example, process photo’s, I do that on the main screen in the middle. On the screen to right there I have all the tools that might be useful for the job I am doing. Or when I play a game on the middle screen I can use the screen to the right to look up things or keep an eye on my mail. And because the two monitors are connected to one computer you have full copy and paste functionality and that is very handy.
The monitor to the left (connected to another computer) I use almost only for chat programs as MSN, Skype and such. It is almost always running. And this because for when Marion is abroad for her work. This means that no matter what happens on the other computer, I will always notice when she comes online.
It was fun to put everything together. Specially because Marion helped me a lot. And don’t believe her when she claims that she is not handy.
Marion tried to hide all the cables and wires, but at a certain moment she started to understand why I said that it was close to impossible to hide all of them. There are simple way to many of them with all the hardware that I have standing there. And if you would succeed, the result would be that replacing a cable turns into a nightmare. In the end she gave up…. (and that means something!!!! :P).
It looks really good and fits completely to the other things that I have bought for my apartment. And yes, the photo frames on the desk with pictures of Marion should be replaced by black ones. That will look a lot better :-)
Good changes I would say….
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