Posted 07 March 2017 - 10:05 PM
Geez. Sorry to hear all that. Nikon needs to reclaim the mentality it had when the F4 was designed.
I was thinking of upgrading to a D810 or D750, but I think I'll stick with what I have for now. I know that the D610 is supposed to be made with less than perfect components, but I haven't had a problem with it, and my D1X is still shooting like it was new. Plus I have four 35mm film bodies on which to rely as backups to my backup. Gonna put some film in the fridge.
Digital: D610 backed up by a D1x. Quoted from an unknown source by a fellow planeteer, "Never get rid of a working D1x." I've got to agree.
Film: N90s, F3, F100, F4s, C330s. A few lenses.
Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.
Why automated 35mm/Digital cameras? Event photography is about capturing moments. It often requires quick response. Well done automaton can be your friend or your enemy. It all depends on knowing what it can and can't do. "A man's got to know his (camera's) limitations." paraphrasing Dirty Harry...