The D90 continues with its intermittent functioning problem. The above and some of yesterday's pics were taken with my little pocket camera because the D90 refused to function just when Josie was being extra funny.
I had downloaded and printed out the packing slip to send the D90 it off to Nikon repair when my friend Cory (a professional photographer) suggested that rather than invest in repair I should think about a new camera because "technology has come a long way."
Wow. It's been not quite nine years. But no doubt he's right. And I thought to myself, if the D90's card reader is worn out, what part will be next? I've used it hard these past eight plus years . . .
My normal procedure for any gratuitous expenditure over $100 is to agonize for days. I'm normally pretty frugal. But somehow, the decision happened almost immediately.
I've ordered, per Cory's suggestion, a Nikon D5300. He says it's basically a new, upgraded version of the D90 and my big lens will fit it just fine.
Done. It will arrive Monday. Unfortunately, I'll be at Wildacres and won't get to use it till I get back on the 14th.
Addendum: I received an email from Cory telling me, in the nicest way, when the new camera comes to "read the f---ing manual!" Along with some other good advice. I have been guilty of always shooting in Programed mode and ignoring all the niceties that would make for a better picture.
Bur I've promised to do better.