Nikon D3: Keeping the gadget beast confined
Posted on 9 Jan ’08 by Earl Moore
I subscribe to Shutterbug magazine and included in the just received plastic wrapped February ’08 issue was a very sexy and large fold-out poster of Nikon’s new D3 DSLR camera.
On one side of this poster is a detailed scene of sports bike racing with a ultra-fast looking yellow and black bike leaned over to the extreme, clearly in the lead, with sparks showering back from the riders’ knee pad shield.
On the flip side is a large image of a D3, centered with other D3s arranged in a flowered pattern around it. The background is black and lettering is that yellow of the sport bike.
Everything about this poster says sexy, tough, fast and powerful. The ad text on the D3 side of the poster reads, “The Nikon D3 is here. Do the undoable.”
This Nikon poster/ad touches all the buttons that certainly make a struggling to become better photographer and gadget geek like myself lust for a quick fix.
The honest truth’s that I know my photos would not improve with the D3. There’s already a gap between my Nikon D200’s capabilities and my own capabilities.
It’s far better for me to keep practicing and improving my knowledge and skills with what I have then to move the bar still higher with a better tool/gadget.
Maturity sucks sometimes.