Thursday, October 22, 2009

selling my backup Nikon D200

I am selling my backup camera, a Nikon D200 and MB-D200 vertical grip for $700.

I have had two-Nikon D200’s for a couple years now, but I no longer need two, so I am selling my backup. I have only used this camera occasionally at weddings as a secondary camera and have stayed intentional about only using my primary D200 whenever possible; therefore this is the nicer and “newer” of my two cameras…although you can only tell that by looking at the outside, image quality is just the same.

Thom Hogan has reviewed this camera as “the average persons D2x.” the D2x being the Nikon flagship camera at the time. states, “From a design, build, features and performance point of view this camera really creates its own niche, it would be a pity to label it as 'semi-pro' because in use you soon realize that it's a professional camera. Which brings us to the competition, from a build/features point of view it's clearly ahead of the Canon EOS 20D/30D and in my opinion a step above the EOS 5D, a baby D2X.”

And that is why I got it…but now I don’t need it…you want it? I wanted to post this offer here before I send it out to other sellers; like e-bay or a camera store.

Everything that came with the camera is still in its original packaging, never opened…except the camera and battery. Only a couple minor scratches are visible on the bottom corners, normal wear. The MB-D200 battery grip is also in its original box; this vertical grip adds a second battery option as well as a vertical shutter and other controls for easier portraits. Neither of my D200’s ever had any of the “banding” issues that some of the early samples contained.

Most of the images on my blog are from a D200, gives you an idea of its possibilities…limited by me of course.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

tina's baby...oh and her family too

Tina (first met her at this wedding) is pregnant, so she wanted some pre and post baby pictures; so a couple weekends ago we did the before pictures. It was fun for two reasons: 1) I have never done this, and 2) Ruthie thought the photos were about her. Well it was also fun because of how much the fun the people were but I always like little kids that want to be photographed, they seem to radiate somehow. Looking forward to the baby for the next session!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ducktoberfest and apple picking

So, it’s been a long week…but last weekend was full of images. Here are several from hanging out at Ducktoberfest with Steve and Linc and from apple picking with Christiana.

Ducktoberseft was a first year try at a small Oktoberfest style outing, mostly for kids; in the outfield of a minor league baseball team know as the Mallards…hence the duck part. Lots of bear for the adults (along with horseshoe toss and axe throwing) along with bounce houses and Velcro walls for the kiddies. Steve, Linc and I enjoyed the Doxin races and the playground on the walk home mostly.

Apple picking is turning into a tradition with Sarah and I, it was even the same exact weekend as last year but this time there were a lot more people out…possibly the rain turned people away last year?