For those of you folks who have been following the epic saga of my relentless, mind-bending (haha!) quest for a digital SLR to replace my old film camera which died, I am pleased to announce the arrival of my Nikon D80:
OK, so maybe I'm still kind of in a state of denial... but don't worry, I'll get over it. :)
So far, it's been doing OK, except that the battery life seems to be surprisingly shorter than expected. A lot shorter than the official figures. I hope it's because the batteries are new and not fully "warmed up" yet (if ever there is such a thing). I also had some trouble setting the flash to second curtain (or rear curtain) mode, which is to fire just before the shutter closes instead of when the shutter first opens. When I set it to second curtain it fires at the second curtain, but it ALSO fires at the first curtain! So, the flash fires TWICE when in second curtain mode! I thought that's weird. Can anyone help me on this? I want the flash to fire only once (as expected) but only on the second curtain.
I thought this would be the end of my journey to DigitalCameraland, but now I realise it's really just the beginning.