So you probably remember the "Your Advice Needed" and "Cameras for Nate" posts early in April, in which TOP readers gave their camera-buying advice to my son's college-age friend Nate, who wanted to buy a used DSLR without having to spend too much money.
As it turned out, he didn't have to spend any money. No fewer than six TOP readers offered to give him a camera. He ended up accepting a Pentax K-5 from one anonymous (and generous) reader—but not, of course, before making sure she really didn't want or need to be paid.
It didn't make the discussion any less interesting, of course. See the "Cameras for Nate" post for a summary of our advice to anyone looking for a good used DSLR.
Above is the first picture Nate sent me taken with his sporty new-to-him Pentax DSLR.
Thanks to anonymous, and good luck to Nate!
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David Dyer-Bennet: "I like that photo. And it's not actually technically trivial, either. TOP readers rock (except no doubt a small minority who roll). Kudos to the anonymous donor, and to Nate for showing signs of making good use of the generous gift!"
Ruby: "Reading this just made me feel happy. And it's a wonderful shot."