Yes, I browsed
's lovely gallery and found this super stamp and ... well, isn't that just a give-away what new toy I might be referring to
When the going gets tough, good ol' retail therapy certainly goes some way to cheering me up
Except that said baby had a very nasty, very visible, very neon green cross-shaped hot pixel cluster and has now been sent back to Nikon for sensor re-mapping
) They do tell me that this is perfectly "within specs" and that EVERY sensor has at least one hot pixel. Can you corroborate that? Do each and every one of you with cameras have at least one hot / dead pixel ????? Look closely now - are you sure you haven't missed spotting it? It *must* be there, THEY told me so
I felt very short-changed when the D200 I bought at the beginning of 2006 made me less than ecstatic - journal entries at the time will explain further, if you really need to know
- and I ended up buying the D70s in part exchange when I returned the D200 I was dissatisfied with. However great a workhorse the D70s most certainly is, I always had that niggling feeling that I wanted more megapixels. I know, 6 m/p's is perfectly good enough, BUT... oh, you know how it goes
On another note : my mother (in her 90's) has come through the hip operation okay and is still in hospital, seeing the physiotherapist once a day and for the rest being very lonely. I spend as much time as I can visiting her, but it's never enough...