Golden oldie

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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

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