Dec 11, 2012
Well, based on this photo, I'd say my Nikon D70 from 2004 just bit the dust.
My shutter count was only at 12,492. I'm somewhat torn on where to go next, since this camera was already fixed once for the BGLOD (blinking green light of death) issue and now a premature death of the CCD. I'd expect a $1400 pro-sumer camera to last more than 8 years.
Cheapest route is to buy a used D70/s off eBay, but who knows how long that will last before it meets the same fate?
Or, I could step up to a D90 or a D7000? Or wait for the rumored D7100. Of course there's the problems of Christmas coming up and a trip to Florida next April.
I currently have the D70 kit lens (18-70), an AF 50mm f1.8, and an AF 70-210 f4-5.6. Since those last two are just AF lenses, that rules out anything lower than the D90 unless I also want to buy some new lenses.