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Goodbye Nikon

In June 2011 my photography moved from point and shoot to DSLR when we purchased a Nikon D5100 dual lens kit.  Today I’ve sold the Nikon gear to complete my transition to the Olympus OM-D mirrorless system.

I had planned to put the Nikon, 4 lenses and various accessories on eBay, but thought I’d post a picture of all the gear to Facebook asking if anyone would like to make an offer.  Within an hour the gear was sold to an ex-neighbor who I’d forgotten had an interest in photography.  Back in 2007 we tried to photograph Comet McNaught together, she had her film camera and I had the little point and shoot.  Now she’s finally bought her first DSLR from me, so I’m happy the Nikon gear is going to a good home.

Nikon D5100 with lenses for sale

Nikon D5100 with lenses for sale

As a post-script, when I posted the above photo of my Nikon gear to my Flickr account, it quickly became popular, racking up over 8000 views and 100 faves.
I shouldn’t be surprised though, some of my highest view counts on Flickr have actually been photos of my camera.

New Nikon announced

I own a Nikon D5100 DSLR camera, I’ve had it for three and a half years and it still serves me well (especially now I’m publishing my photography on and websites).

At the time I did a lot of research to decide which make and model DSLR would be the best for what I wanted to do.  Even though my photography has changed considerably since then, I’m still very happy with my D5100, but Nikon have since superseded that model with the D5200, D5300 and today Nikon have announced the D5500.

I’m not sure why “D5400” was skipped in the model designation, but the Nikon D5500 certainly looks like a great new camera with features I don’t currently have like built in GPS, and touch screen.

My Wish-List has now been updated!

Nikon announce new D5500 DSLR camera

Screenshot of the new Nikon D5500

UPDATE:It turns out this new model no longer has in-built GPS tagging.  


New Nikon software

If you’re a Nikon shooter, you might be interested in their new software they’ve just released into Beta.  Capture NX-D sounds like it could rival Adobe’s Lightroom, and will replace the View NX-2 program.  

You can trial the beta by downloading from the links on this site   
The final version will be released later this year.


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