My precious D100, we had a beautiful run…..

Smiling on a Queens Corner

Smiling on a Queens Corner - a picture I took approximately a year after purchasing the camera, in 2003. I kinda thought the smiling, dirty ball amid wrappers and dead leaves on a random Queens street corner had fleeting existential meaning.

Well, today is the day I’m officially retiring “my baby” – my eight year old Nikon D100. After excessive scrambling and researching of my options, Adorama, one of the best camera shops in NYC, (And the one I favor in the city given they were incredibly helpful when I was researching my first DSLR purchase – this is payback, thank you!!!) came through for me. I ordered a Nikon D700 on Thursday night Hong Kong time and it arrived here today, Monday afternoon. I was pretty behind on technology in the camera world still sporting my D100. While I wasn’t going to let it bother me all that much, when my camera started showing its age with its various malfunctions it was clear to me that it was time to upgrade. I had been thinking about it for a few years and I feel like I made the decision at the perfect time.

One of the biggest features of the D700 is that it’s a full frame camera instead of a DX – older digital sensors weren’t advanced enough to offer full frame shots unless you were going full on pro with a $5,000-$8,000 camera. Given that, all your lenses would be “cropped” by 10mm (or 15mm… a bit fuzzy right now…).

I have been gradually adding more pictures to the Hong Kong gallery in the portfolio though there is a bit of an annoying hang in between the loading of each one. Going to be researching that in the next few days and try to fix, and I’m writing a number of different posts about Hong Kong. In the meantime, I would suggest checking out my friend Alex’s blog, as she tells of her own experiences about Hong Kong from a pretty interesting perspective herself…. The line-cutting/bathroom stories are pretty infuriating, the first one happened on our day out to see the Filippino Independence Day Parade…