Forums > Photography Talk > A tribute to my retiring D300

Photographer

rp_photo

Posts: 42495

Houston, Texas, US

You served me well since 9/2008 for 347 shoots and 113136 images.

At the time, you seemed like the last camera I would ever need, but as I got more into available light photography in 2011, high ISO performance showed your age.

Today your D7100 successor has arrived, and I wish you happiness in the old body's home alongside my D50 and D80.

Mar 26 13 02:03 pm Link

Mar 26 13 03:14 pm Link

Photographer

JM Photo NY

Posts: 26

Edison, New Jersey, US

My first and last DSLR was a D300, I used it, abused it, it got wet, sandy, muddy and dropped it a few times but kept on working. I had a D3 for a few months, but it was to big and bulky. The D300 had a place in my bag.

I eventually sold it to a friend for $300 to replace her D40 which was getting an IR mod.

Mar 26 13 03:33 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 38589

Portland, Oregon, US

rp_photo wrote:
You served me well since 9/2008 for 347 shoots and 113136 images.

At the time, you seemed like the last camera I would ever need, but as I got more into available light photography in 2011, high ISO performance showed your age.

Today your D7100 successor has arrived, and I wish you happiness in the old body's home alongside my D50 and D80.

Having never retired a camera with less than 250,000 clicks, yours was just a teenager.

Mar 26 13 03:40 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8462

Los Angeles, California, US

I had a D300 and was very happy with it, until the Pacific Ocean killed her. But I am happy with a Nikon D800....so much better in every way. I got the model Nikon Got right! lol

Mar 26 13 03:55 pm Link

Photographer

DOUGLASFOTOS

Posts: 8462

Los Angeles, California, US

IB....could you fix the db issue..It is not me..cuz others are having this issue..a new bug!

Mar 26 13 03:55 pm Link

Photographer

-The Dave-

Posts: 8626

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

3 shutters later, my D300 is still going strong and still making money.

Mar 26 13 04:07 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36718

Columbus, Ohio, US

DougBPhoto wrote:

Having never retired a camera with less than 250,000 clicks, yours was just a teenager.

Well he's being conservative, just in case. big_smile

Mar 26 13 04:11 pm Link

Photographer

rp_photo

Posts: 42495

Houston, Texas, US

Quick edit from NEF file of 15 year-old "Candy" who has served as a test model for every lens and body acquired over the past 8 years:

http://www.richardsfault.com/D7100/DSC_0029.jpg

Link to unedited NEF file if anyone wants to dig deeper:

http://www.richardsfault.com/D7100/DSC_0029.NEF

Mar 26 13 04:15 pm Link

Photographer

rp_photo

Posts: 42495

Houston, Texas, US

-The Dave- wrote:
3 shutters later, my D300 is still going strong and still making money.

Mine isn't going anywhere.

Would this be a good time to send it off to Nikon for any kind of maintenance?

It has no issues other than a few red and blue hot pixels.

Mar 26 13 04:19 pm Link

Photographer

-The Dave-

Posts: 8626

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

rp_photo wrote:

Mine isn't going anywhere.

Would this be a good time to send it off to Nikon for any kind of maintenance?

It has no issues other than a few red and blue hot pixels.

Mine only goes in when something falls off it. smile

As for your r&b pixels, map them and keep shooting.

Mar 26 13 04:38 pm Link

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mphunt

Posts: 901

Missouri City, Texas, US

My D300 got involved in a trade..................for a D3 and I could not be happier.

Mar 26 13 04:59 pm Link

Photographer

Phase Shift Photography

Posts: 86

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I recently purchased a D300.

Mar 26 13 05:00 pm Link

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kittyhawk studio

Posts: 68

Lewiston, Maine, US

Recently retired my D300 for a D800. It Still has plenty of life left, but it's now my backup. I would say that the D300 was the camera that gave me so much, and asked for so little in return. A beautiful thing in this crazy world!

Mar 26 13 05:11 pm Link