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2016—D5—The Unboxing

Wednesday morning Melinda from Action Camera called to tell me my new Nikon D5 XQD had arrived.  I couldn’t rush right over because I had just returned home following a session with my trainer and I needed to jump in the shower first.  It was probably one of the quickest showers I’ve ever taken!  Within the hour I was on the road.  As I write, I have only just unboxed the camera, I’ve done nothing else.  Battery is charging.   I had thought of doing the kind of “unboxing” that seems to have become so popular with photography enthusiasts when they receive new equipment. I had just watched a hilarious “unboxing” video purported to be a D5 unboxing with everything but the D5 coming out of the box …even a kitchen sink, I think. I decided that was just too much work.  So I took a couple selfies using the Df, a miniature camera by comparison, on a tripod.  I am one happy camper! And on Thursday, I’m going with my friend Bruce from my Camera Club up to an area called Bear Valley near Williams for wildflower and, I hope, some wildlife photography so I’ll get a chance to try it out in the field.

Here’s as much of the “unboxing” as I could muster. And now that the battery is fully charged, I decided to record the sound of the shutter.  It is one fast shutter, but I’m not sure how it compares with Canon’s EOS 7D Mark II, which I had the pleasure of using last year when I visited my friend Connie in Texas.  It got me my first in focus photographs of roseate spoonbills in flight.  But I’m sure my friends Connie and Richard, who also has one, will let me know how the Nikon D5 compares.   I set the the shutter speed to 1/8000.  That was 132 shots taken in 11 seconds.  Now I wonder how many photographs I’ll be taking on any given outing?

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3 responses

  1. Connie

    How exciting to get the newest, besets camera around (for a Nikon . . .) I still LOVE my 7D MarkII so we should have plenty of opportunity to see how things stack up in a few weeks. All the best Connie

    March 31, 2016 at 8:52 am

  2. Melinda

    Cute photo- and congrats on your new BIG GUY! I’m only a little jealous, because that camera is waaaay out of my league. You’ve come a long way, baby! Looking forward to LOTS of beautiful bird photos!

    March 31, 2016 at 9:56 am

  3. Susan

    You and Melinda and your selfies😄

    April 1, 2016 at 6:31 am

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