The new running year has begun for the Montgomery County Road Runners Club. January started with the annual New Years Day 5K. Had a good turn out despite the cold.
I got there early and started taking shots of the pre-race activities and the volunteers working hard. After some time I went out to find a good location to shoot the race. I got some shots of runners as they passed 1K. The light was pretty good so I stayed put and waited for the runners to return. Runners started back and after about 10 minutes of shooting the camera stopped and as any fine photographer would, I exclaimed WTF! I furiously started checking every thing and wouldn't you know it the shutter was kaput. Thus ended the day.
Finally, my trusty D300 had worn out. She was good one. I put that her through a lot including a drop in the driveway one day. All in all it was a good run, 5 years and over 150K frames.
So now what do I do? Do I get it repaired, buy a new one, or both? I decided to have it shipped to Nikon and have it checked out to see if the cost was reasonable. At the same time I started looking for a new camera. So many choices out there these day. After a little research, I decided to get a D750. Thus far I really like it. I have not experience the flare phenomenon that has been reported, but have not shot much with yet.
D750 report to follow....