17 Nov 700 – Game Changer

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artarticFUJIFILM FinePix X100 (23mm, f/2.8, 1/105 sec, ISO200)

You should never use the term game changer lightly especially, especially with cameras,  but some are. Here is my list.

This list only contains only digital cameras and with one exception only cameras with interchangeable lenses. And of course only cameras that I have owned for many, many years.

The Nikon D1 wasn’t my first digital camera but it was the first real one. And what a start that was. A professional DSLR with an APS-C sensor with a whopping 2.7 Megapixel and blazing fast 5 frames per second. You could shoot this baby up to ISO 1.600 but I preferred to stayed at ISO 400 or below to keep noise at bay.

Of course that spec sounds kind of funny today but it wasn’t when the camera came out. If offered JPEG out of the camera and it was offered at roughly half the price of the DSLRs offered by Kodak. Half price was still almost 6.000 Euro so I had to hunt for one second hand which I finally bought in January 2002 for 3.000 Euro.

NIKON D1 (300mm, f/2.8, 1/350 sec, ISO400)
NIKON D1 (185mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO200)
NIKON D1 (70mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO200)

At that time I had still a couple of rolls of Fuji Velvia at home but those expired. There was no way back. An instant picture, I could attach all my Nikon lenses and of course the fact that I could shoot as

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