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My brand new Nikon D60

May 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Hi there,

a few days ago I finally decided to get a reflex digital SLR. At first, I was undecided between Canon 400D and Nikon D40x. After reading online reviews, I ended up choosing the latter.

One of the “features” I most appreciated from the D40x was the grain noise at high ISOs. While the D40x produced a slightly noisier image, this kind of noise is almost monochromatic, like using an high sensitive film on a classic SLR; on the other hand, the 400D produces a more “colorfNoise Comparisonul” noise.

One day I was passing by a shop nearby my house and saw the D40x at a very competitive price (compared to several online shops), so I asked if it was possible to not get the 18-55mm kit and instead getting just the body with the nice 18-135mm lens. The main reason I didn’t wanted the kit was the lack of image stabilization.

After a bit of talks, the shopkeeper asked me if I was interested in the newer Nikon D60, which was due to arrive in his shop in a couple of days. The D60 kit includes two stabilized lenses, an AF-S 18-55mm VR and an AF-S 55-200mm VR ED. Intrigued for both the price AND the lenses, I decided to wait for the D60 so I could take a closer look at it.

While I was waiting for the camera to arrive, I read a couple of online reviews, expecially the one from dpreview.com, which helped me a lot deciding for what I was going to buy.

Infact, as the guy from the shop told me the camera was arrived, I went there almost convinced to take it. Once there, he explained me that the camera body had three-years warranty, while each lens had an extraordinary 4-years warranty! Amazed by the build quality, the body’ size and weight.. I ended up buying it 🙂 .

In the days following I started enjoying the camera and, even beeing the very first time for me using a reflex, I was surprised by the results. You can see them too in my flickr page (I also bought the pro upgrade in flickr, so no more limitations with sets, image sizes, etc..).

I hope to rapidly increase my shooting expertise, I really like taking photos 🙂

Bye!

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