Congrats!! Paul, I know you will love it. It is such a change from the D50. I love the viewfinder, finding it much easier to MF while doing macro. I find I like the controls much better, after learning a little about them. The speed in continuous is amazing to me, not having experienced anything this nice, before.
Mine from Cameta has performed flawlessly so far. Best of luck with yours.
I jumped head first into the D300 I find im learning it well. I read Thom's book and have Daves book but the best way for me to master it is go out and take pictures. Put it in manual mode and try different options. I carry a small pocket notebook with me and write down weather cond. and settings. Its fun, fun , fun. Mike
I've had mine for a month now. I was a bit overwhelmed during the first days and I'm still impressed with it. For now it seems that the D300 offers so much to me that I can't imagine getting another camera until the shutter wears out. - Which should leave me with about another 149,000 photos to take. :biggrin: