My repair request to Nikon describes the failure of the D2X as occurring “after a burst of frames.” Here’s the subject of said burst. He was relaxing, moving into dappled sunlight with a well-shadowed background. This is worse than a story about a fish that got away.
We saw about the same number of critters as expected on the Montana trip, but we observed much more varied and interesting behaviors, and for much longer intervals. Most of those photographs are simply record shots (like the wolverines) but I have a new appreciation for the rigors of wildlife photography. It’s addictive, and an expensive game to play. Anyone care to stake me for a few hundred millimeters? My quick, undiluted-by-facts calculation suggests that about $15/mm should do it. I’ll happily engrave your name on a benefactor’s plate mounted on the lens barrel, or the blog.
I’ll be down in the basement, working out with the weights. Someone’s going to have to carry that gear.