Digital cameras forum: Well, Joe, I did it!

by: taboma April 1, 2008 11:07 PM PDT

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Well, Joe, I did it!

by taboma - 4/1/08 11:07 PM

Well, I bought a Nikon D300 from ebay.

I could not pass it up on ebay. NEW. Original and never opened.
Cost was $2,199. I thought that it was a bargain.

The company is Getitdigial.com
I hope I have made a wise choice.
I am not absolutely sure if this is a good deal or what.
All lenses are Nikor.

I think the lenses are something that I can learn on during the summer months before heading off to Germany for 12 days of vacation in September.
I can always save up for a Nikor AF-S70-200 F.2.8 VR next year that Jump and others recommended. $1,795.

What do you think concerning my purchase? Deal or no deal?
Here is the list of the order:
Order Information
1 - Nikon D300 Digital SLR Camera
1 - Nikon Battery Charger - Included in Manufacturer Box
1 - Nikon SLR Wide Strap - Included in Manufacturer Box
1 - Nikon TV/Video Cable - Included in Manufacturer Box
1 - 2 Nikon CDs - Included in Manufacturer Box
1 - Nikon USB Cable - Included in Manufacturer Box
1 - Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens
1 - Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor Lens
1 - Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor AF Lens
1 - 52mm High Definition PRO Wide Angle Lens w/ Macro Lens attachment
1 - 52mm High Definition 2X Telephoto Lens
1 - 52mm UV Digital Filter
1 - 52mm UV Digital Filter
1 - 62mm UV Digital Filter
1 - Deluxe Case for Digital SLR Camera
1 - Deluxe Large Photo Tripod
1 - flexible table top tripod
1 - Digital SLR cameras Auto Power Flash - FREE GIFT
1 - Screen Protectors and Lens Cleaning Kit
1 - Lens Cap Keeper
1 - USB 2.0 Compact Flash Card Reader
1 - 4GB Compact Flash (CF) High Speed 133x Memory Card

Subtotal: $2149.00
Tax: $0.00
Total: $2149.00


I also want to try out my AF 35-70mm f1.3-4.5 lens also.
Wide angle screw-on lens will be good with this favorite Nikor lens!
Never had wide angle there to begin with. Super lens and my favorite to try out on the D300.
Will that work for me? My lens is auto focus.

Oh my God, here comes the learning curve!! And I hate to read manuals. Who has a G300 here on the Digital Forum that can help me?
I think I will need some help at some time in the months ahead learning the D300. WHAT A CAMERA!! What a challenge for me to learn in the months ahead.

My first choice will be table-top photo shoot with a tripod. I want to produce a poster in order to sell a collectors pocket and other knives. This will be close-up photography. I hope that I can get my lighting down and correct.
I will send you the photo files. We can comment on them later.

My wife told me I had better turn professional.
I do have professional experience with art directing photo shoots and lighting. My own photography also.

My wife said to me: You had better turn PRO!

Wish me luck in divorce court. :)

-Kevin

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