DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY UPDATE: Regular readers know that I’m very happy with my Nikon D70 digital SLR — but I’ve had one annoying issue, which is its occasional refusal to take a photo in a particular exposure mode. It’s not an autofocus issue, and it’s always fixed by switching to a different exposure mode. I emailed Nikon for help and got a response almost immediately (a real one, from a real person, not an autoresponse) suggesting that I reset the camera. I haven’t tried it yet, but I was just impressed with the speed of the response. I’ve heard that the support is good, but that was my first experience with it, and since I tend to complain about bad support, I thought I should note the good experience I’ve had.

And, BTW, those of you out there who own D70s should know that there’s a firmware upgrade available.