How did it start
The why and how I got to own a D1X
Up to mid 2001 I used to photograph using, Nikon N90 with Fujichrome Velvia or Fujichrome Provia film. In addition to the 35mm Cameras I also photographed using Medium format Haselblad 500C loaded with Fujichrome Provia.
The Reversal films were scanned on a Polaroid SprintScan 4000 film scanner.
The reasons for dissatisfaction with film cameras:
For the last couple of years I started photographing with Digital Cameras as Olympus Camedia, Nikon CoolPix 900 and Nikon Coolpix 950. None of these gave me a real alternative to Film Cameras. The digital Experience although suitable for WEB purposes and some Multimedia content creation, was in no way a replacement to film cameras.
When I first read about the Nikon D1 announcement, it sounded very exciting. I thought a lot about doing the move and purchasing a D1 camera. I havent done that! I kept thinking it isnt it! The D1 was not the camera to convince me to change my habits. It might have had to do with it's high introductory price or the relatively low CCD element count.
All change in 2001 with Nikon introduction of the D1X.
And the rest is almost history :)
The D1X felt right in hand, it is a SLR and it is a Nikon. I can make use of any equipment as lenses and other accessories from the N90 camera.
The results from the D1X were just amazing, gone is the dreaded Noise I used to get from Digital Cameras.