One of the first pictures I took with my new camera after around a 15 year absence from shooting with an SLR. I decided for my first location I would shoot at the Central Park Zoo. The little point and shoot digital camera I took with me on a cruise to the Caribbean a few months before this, was not able to prepare me for the quality I was going to receive from a serious DSLR. Back in the day when I used to shoot pictures I used slide film, and never used anything above 200 speed and rarely ever even using that. Usually ectachrome 100 or Fuji 50 or one of the Kodachrome's. I've got to admit I was a little worried about what quality I was going to get at the high ISO's this camera was capable of shooting at. When I turned the camera around and looked at this shot in the view screen my jaw dropped to the floor, as available light shots I only dreamed of back in the days of film, danced through my head. My D300 and I have been best friends ever since.
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