My wife was tidying the file cabinet this evening, and she came across a folder with some interesting contents in it — contents that I had long forgotten about.
Specifically, there were some receipts and warranty cards from Nikon, from 2004. Your see, in that year, I bought my very first digital DSLR, the Nikon D70 along, with its kit lens, the 18-70mm. That started a crazy journey for me that I’m still on, and — interestingly — the path has recently wound its way back to Nikon. Through it all, I never sold my beloved D70 and 18-70mm combo.
They are, in fact, the only pieces of photographic gear that I’ve never sold.
Here’s the original Nikon Canada warranty card for the D70:
And here are the dynamic duo, in the flesh (so to speak):
And here they are posing with a photo that was created by them: