06 Aug Early Birds

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

NIKON D1 (300mm, f/2.8, 1/350 sec, ISO400)

If you think that only the latest and greatest will cut it. Most pictures of this blogpost have one thing in common: They are taken with a Nikon D1.

In case you don’t know the camera. It’s the first professional digital DSLR from Nikon. I got mine second hand in January 2002. It has an APS-C sensor with a resolution of 2,7MP and everything above ISO800 was hardly useable. Nevertheless my last rolls of Fuji Velvia expired because I just preferred to shoot digital and I never looked back.

Those were the early years of digital photography. Flashcards cost a fortune, my travel solution was a mobile hard disc with card reader from Mindstor with a 10GB hard disc. That was good enough to cover the pictures of a 3 week vacation. ISO 800 was considered high ISO and ISO1600 was just crazy.

It was still great because now I didn’t have to think of the cost of film material and its development. I could finally shoot as much as I want. Especially for bird photography that was a true game changer.

NIKON D1 (420mm, f/4, 1/500 sec, ISO400)
NIKON D1 (420mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO200)
NIKON D1 (300mm, f/4.8, 1/1600 sec, ISO200)
NIKON D200 (420mm, f/4, 1/350 sec, ISO200)
NIKON D1 (420mm, f/4, 1/500 sec, ISO400)

Back then the Nikon D1 was a great digital DSLR with a professional AF, a blazing fast 5 frames per second and a resolution of

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