It’s been one of those weeks. One of those weeks I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. It started with fever, then translated to tonsillitis, for Kenzie. Abree starts fussing that she doesn’t feel good, and thinking it’s just a ploy for attention, I basically ignore her. Until her fever hits 102.5….which you really can’t ignore. By that time, we were too late to make a doctor’s appointment until Monday…so on Monday found out Abree has ear infections, for the first time in almost three years. Because about three years ago, she had tubes put in, and the ear infections had been non-existent…until now. So, bad enough, but by Tuesday, we thought we had everyone well. Until Tuesday night, when I noticed Kenzie was wheezing quite a bit, and we ended up putting her to bed early, which is never a good sign. Middle of the night, she’s screaming/wheezing and pretty much scaring me to death by her inability to breath. The crying made it even harder to breath, but she calmed down pretty quickly, and she ended up sleeping with us reasonably well for the rest of the night. Unfortunately, by morning, her breathing was labored, and really scary. So after a tramatic experience of being strapped into the x-ray chair, we found out she had pneumonia. Thankfully, her oxygen levels were high enough we didn’t have to spend any time in the hospital, at least! So, I’ve spent the entire day rocking/laying by a very crabby little girl. Bless her heart, she really wants to get up and play…and she tries, but after about 5 minutes, she’s crashed out again. So, like I said, it’s been one of those weeks.
Abree begged Wes to take her to Wal-Mart after she was feeling better, earlier this week, for a surprise for me…..and these are what she came back with.
Which pretty much made me melt. She’s been on me to take pictures of “my” tulips, so today, I finally did. It’s funny, she will beg and plead for a toy, but when she actually has money to spend, she almost always gets something for someone else. Wonder how long that will last?!! Still, I will enjoy it while it does.
And, in better news, our new camera came in! I had been hoping for awhile that Nikon was going to come up with an upgrade on the D700, but that is starting to look unlikely, so we decided to go ahead and upgrade Wes’s D90 to a D700 (well, technically, I will probably get the new D700, and Wes will inherit my old one, but that’s just a minor detail….) Sooo, the D90 (a great camera) will officially be our back-up now, which means du-da-da-da, we have a camera for sale!
This was the first “professional” level camera we ever owned, and I really did (do) love it. It’s huge, and feels so substantial in your hand. Plus, people think you’re big-time, when your shooting with it. It’s a serious camera, and doesn’t have any of those “dummy” modes like sports setting, or landscape setting. It forces you to learn how to really use a camera, and I learned to shoot with this camera. Here are some pics, followed by a little more info:
And, here is a picture of Kenzie I took with it today….I know, she doesn’t look too sick in this picture, but trust me, if you could hear her breath, it’s not good….
Here are links to some sessions I shot with this camera, before I upgraded to the D700…..
I never actually used the D2X for a wedding, which is weird, but I upgraded to the D700 about the time I started doing weddings. But, Wes (and Lori) used this camera for weddings until August of this past year, so it’s seen it’s fair share of weddings. Here is an example of a great wedding picture, taken with this camera, by Lori….
Anyway, it is a great camera, and I am selling it with the 24-85mm lens that I purchased new from amazon.com about the time I got the camera. Here is the info about both:
Price: $850 (for both) ($600 for the camera by itself, $400 for the lens by itself)
Comes with: boxes and manuals, extra battery, and 4GB memory card to get you started
Why we are willing to sale this camera: ISO. It pretty much boils down to ISO. The Nikon D700 can shoot with much higher ISO’s, and in dark weddings, where flash is not appropriate, this is a killer. So, if you shooting with plenty of natural light, or are happy to use a flash, the D2X is great. But, if you need to shoot with ISO’s above 400 or 500, the D2X is pretty grainy. Which is why it isn’t the best camera for our situation.
On ebay, the Nikon D2X is selling for $800-1200 for the body only, so I consider this a really good deal, especially since it is coming with a really good lens.
Click for specs on the Nikon D2x
If you are interested, send me an email: email@example.com
PS – I probably can’t let people check it out until this weekend, what with school and pneumonia….trust me, you prolly wouldn’t want to, anyway!
PPS – You probably wouldn’t want this camera is you aren’t pretty interested in, or even better, have some previous knowledge about, DSLR photography. It’s alot of camera, and not for the novice. Unless you are willing to really get serious and learnIn other words, I wouldn’t buy this camera just for shooting my kids around the house. If I wanted to start dabbling in photography professionally, or as a serious ameatur…this would be a great camera for ya!