Nikon Chronicles

Inspired by Brody (thx for the Maui Revealed book), I’m thinking I need to take some proactive steps for better photographic health prior to our June trip to the island. I tweeted as much earlier.

Enter Lifehacker and a wonderful post on RAW format from the Wired Blog. Now all I have to do is:

  1. Convince the Missus
  2. Buy a bigger SDHC card (8 GB!)
  3. Remember the tripod to reduce shaky-cam

The lenses and inside workings (guts?) of the D80 need a thorough cleaning. I may do it myself if I can find the kit I got for my birthday or the safer bet might be to take it to Wolf.

And no matter what Duane or my brother-in-law say [WARNING: Flame War-inducing comment]: Nikon’s kick Canon’s square in the ass.

Maybe I’ll even get around to a post-trip class a la Maigh. Who knows?

3 thoughts on “Nikon Chronicles

  1. Shooting in RAW is one of the main reasons I want a DSLR. I haven’t had the opportunity to work on a RAW file before. However, I’m unimpressed by the in-camera processing of any of the digital point-and-shoots I have ever owned. This includes Kodak, Casio, Fuji, Panasonic, Canon and most recently Nikon. (I’ve owned enough to buy at least two decent DSLRs.) So, the greater control in post-processing really appeals to me.

    Of course, the other reason for a DSLR is all those tasty lenses.

    Have fun in Maui. Hope you get to shoot in the RAW.

  2. Yeah, I’d love to shoot in RAW but I don’t think it’s going to happen any time soon.

    Too many changes to our workflow in the shooting and processing (digitally) process.

  3. Good on you!

    You should totally do a class (I got so much out of them), but even if you don’t you can come out to an APG shoot night and Paulie (like how I volunteer others?) and I can take turns telling you all we know. I’m also happy to share class notes with ya (some from Beth for the 101 that I didn’t take and mine from 102).

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