No, not me, although it’s very tempting at times.
Retirement beckons for my first digital SLR. My elderly Nikon D70 is finally going to be traded in for a new shiny Nikon later in the week.
|Still with original packaging!|
When I first bought it (for £699.99, in case you were curious) it really did have a pretty decent specification - including a 6.1MP sensor and a battery that seemed to last forever between charges.
Over its career this D70 has taken over 20,000 images and travelled as far north as Iceland and Greenland, and as far south as the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. It’s been to both the east and west coasts of North America, including lots of Canada and about 15 US States. It been to China and Kyrgyzstan and stopped off in Nepal and Bhutan too. And closer to home is been up and down the length of the Outer Hebrides and had the chance to document our initial explorations of Shetland.
Here are, just a few, of my favourite images from the D70 collection.
|Takla Makan Desert, China|
|Great Wall of China|
|Wester Ross, Scotland|
|Paradise Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula|
|Glacier National Park, Montana|
|Chinstrap Penguins, Half Moon Island|
|Up Helly Aa, Shetland Islands|
|Saunders Island, Falkland Islands|
|Gentoo Penguins, Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands|