Christmas came and I was my own Santa.
Starting this year off shooting with a Nikon D800. W O W. So as much as I enjoyed my DS50...I was years behind and took a real quantum leap. For my purpose maybe it was an overstep,( but heh...you don't take it with you when you go, so kids, I am spending your inheritence:)
There wasn't one thing the same except the name Nikon and color black. Live view...OMG...knock me over with a feather. I still haven't used it...but its there.
First thing I noticed was the ease of switching ISO settings and toggling between programs. Nikon put all of the controls not only in the menu, but the main ones are right there within easy reach. What had given me so many problems before, not now - I can switch iso settings in a breeze. Hand held at 3200 iso....no problemo!!! Not that you shouldn't be using a tripod, but it's just not practical when you are breezing in and out of crowds or following a bevy of geese.
Oh, I didn't stop there--after careful deliberation, I also purchased a 24-70 to add to my collection. Christmas time and after the first 100 clicks of ecstacy...everyone was glaring and shouting 'get that thing out of our faces'. At least the geese weren't as vocal.
Yep, as always...old dogs take a little bit longer to train, (ECK...am I admitting I am narrowing in on the senior citizen category?) and we are still plugging through the owner's manual. Highly recommend David Busch's photography for Nikon 800/800E. It truly is a bible...packed with information and it may be my imagination, but the font is easy to read. This isn't any little pocket manual though..nor something easily transported, but well well worth it.
Off to shoot:)!!