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The first in this series with my Nikon P900.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
I am a great believer in LCD screen protectors for cameras PROVIDED that they are hard glass.
The cheap, flimsy plastic ‘cling-film’ stuff drives me to distraction and I will never use them on any of my cameras.
But a GOOD GLASS protector makes sense. I would hate to damage the LCD per se.
I started looking around for spare batteries, chargers, straps and LCD screen protectors for the Nikon P900 BEFORE I bought the camera! That is what you get when you have bought 9 or 9 cameras within the space of 23 months. You learn the tricks. Have the accessories you need, at hand, BEFORE you get the camera.
The AFUNTA protectors (and there are two in the kit) came in a real neat, imitation wood box.
There were lots of instructions and supplies for cleaning the LCD before installation. I did NOT use any of that. I installed the AFUNTA to a virgin LCD as soon as I folded it open. Cleaned the AFUNTA with a Zeiss wipe afterwards and that was it.
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Taken in iAuto mode — just for laughs.
The beauty of the zoom.
The same flowers. First at 62.5mm and the other at 428mm.
Took these in fully automatic iAuto mode. The two indoor pictures were taken without a flash.
I can just about live with these. Autofocus does have its limitations. I knew exactly what I was getting into with the P900. But the P900 costs less than the 200mm zoom for a Fuji. So …
This P900 will never be my main camera. I got it to get me into the Nikon mindset over the next 6 weeks. I just don’t have the mental bandwidth right now to deal with a Nikon D500 (given that I already spent 8-days with a rented one). In October I will get a D500. Till then I am just going to have a blast with the P900.
That is the plan. For all of my apparent madness there is always a method, in my mind, for my rashness.
This is NOT good news for Fuji X-T2 fans.
DSLRs, like the Nikon D500, use ‘Phase Detection’ 100% of the time when the mirror is down (i.e., viewfinder-mode).
If the X-T2 is using ‘contrast detection’ 66% of the time we are unlikely to see that bigger an improvement in AF.
I am SO GLAD I decided against getting a X-T2 and yesterday embarked on my new life with Nikon by getting a P900 to begin with (fully aware that the P900 is NOT a DSLR and as such does not have ‘Phase Detect’) while I mentally prepare myself to buy a Nikon D500.
Click to play YouTube Video — New York.
Click to play YouTube Video — Denver.
As is to be expected lot of (sometimes breathless) coverage in the media.
Google “Go topless Day” and select “News“.
Also YouTube videos being added ALL the time.
Use the same “Go topless Day”
BUT use “This Week” FILTER to get the 2016 videos.
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On our way to the 5pm performance of ‘Cirque du Soleil’ “OVO”, Verizon Arena, Manchester, on Sunday, we swung by BestBuy, Concord, and picked up the Nikon P900 I had ordered by phone (with the store) yesterday.
They were not busy and there were no lines at ‘Customer Service’. Took them a few minutes to find the box but it was very smooth. There is NOTHING sealed in the box! That really upsets me. But it looks all brand new. I am charging it right. Though I got 4 spare ’01’ batteries for it, I want to start off using the Nikon supplied battery and also charge the internal clock battery. I am not in a hurry. Tomorrow will do for the first shots.
Quite a hefty camera. But it fits in my hand well. Like the weight. So far so good.
I like BestBuy — especially the Concord store. I worked there for a few months, as an Epson ‘brand ambassador’ a few years ago and loved it. Great people. But only saw two people from my time there. Buying electronics from BestBuy could be an option (despite my status as an Amazon shareholder).