I’m just about to be eligible for my first state pension, but no, I’m not talking about me, I’m talking about my Nikon D300.
I’ve been a Nikon user since the days of film and would never consider changing. In terms of digital kit I’ve had a D90, a D7000, and then took the leap to full-frame with a D600. But I was never happy with this body; it produced good enough exposures, but it just didn’t feel right, so I decided to try something else. Around the middle of last year I saw a secondhand D300 advertised, with less than 500 actuations, and I went for it. I love it. Yes it only has 12 megapixels, yes it doesn’t have a humongous ISO range and all the rest of the current bells and whistles, but in my hands it feels great – and when I look at what I’ve achieved with it I am a very happy bunny.
That’s not to say I won’t, at some time, buy a D500, but in the meantime I will carry on loving yesterday’s beast. Attached is a recent photo taken with my D300. Tony Baker, via email That’s fantastic, Tony. The D300 is a real workhorse and wonderful allround Nikon. Keep up the good work and be sure to update us when (or should that be if) you make the leap to the next Nikon.
This beautiful tiger was captured by Tony using his trusty Nikon D300