Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's The Same In Every Language

I've been waiting for this day for a couple of weeks now.  My Nikon D200 has arrived!  For six years my husband and I have used the Nikon D70 and it has been a wonderful camera, but we felt that it was time to upgrade to a camera body with a bigger LCD and higher resolution.  

We didn't buy our SLR new, it has been used before but only has about 2400 actuations on it (we put over 30,000 on ours!) and is in great condition.  The camera was purchased from a photo shop in Canada and today when it arrived it was packed carefully and in its original box.  Everything was going swimmingly until I went to read the manual ... or rather:

Guide Nikon de la photographie numérique
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That's right ... all of the accompanying written material is in French!

Whew! I consider myself fortunate to have had some experience with a Nikon and a little understanding of the French language, otherwise I would be in a heap of trouble.  The camera's settings are slightly different and the placement of the dials are as well.  It will take some time to figure out this new machine, but I've had the pleasure of taking some photos and I am loving the results.

This image is straight out of the camera - absolutely no editing was done and it looks pretty good!  I used my 50mm lens and no flash.

So, today I have learned that whether the instructions are in French or English, the camera's capabilities are the same in every language.


Zil said...


Also available en Español.

Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Ooooo, la, la! What an exciting camera day; I think you'll love your new camera. I can't wait to see what you capture with it.

Anna said...

Oooooo la la!! Wait! Christian is on the same wave-length as me, I see!

I can't wait to see what you'll do with your new camera. And. That straight ootc shot is fabulous!

heather said...

Our Honda mini-van was originally from Canada. That means that the temperature is in Celsius and there are a few very minor things we have noticed. Thankfully all information is written in English!