Thoughts About Getting A New Camera
Okay, since I’m still waiting for my scheduled shoot this afternoon and I’m not doing anything productive to justify my day’s worth, let me blog about my thoughts about getting a new toy to play with.
As all of you may have noticed, I’m selling my Nikon gear starting with my Nikon D90 Body which you can view HERE. And after that, I’m thinking of letting go of my bad ass Nikkor 24-70 2.8 lens and my trusty nifty fifty. The reason for that is, first, I badly need cash as of the moment due to some personal reasons that I find really really amusing! Second, is that I’m thinking of upgrading to a full frame body.
Since my work camera and lenses are all Canons, I’m leaning towards buying a full frame canon body. Although, I’m really fond of using my nikon speedlights, so those things will definitely stay with me. I probably just have to buy new triggers.
So why not invest on the bad boy Nikon D4?
Reason for that is its PRICE! Don’t get me wrong, its a fantastic camera! Its definitely on top of its class. But the $6000 price is just too much for me. Honestly, I don’t earn that much so I just don’t have that amount of cash to spend on a really expensive camera. Plus, I don’t shoot sports which is mainly where this camera shines with its 10-11fps frame rate. Tempting! But not so! I’ll probably just stay away from viewing those youtube and blog reviews. Scrap it!
What about the Nikon D800?
I was really thinking about this one. With its 36.3mp sensor, boy that thing is a game changer! Its like a full frame dslr body with features almost the same as a medium format camera! Not to mention, it has video capabilities at par with canons. What could possibly go wrong?! Well, if someone will donate this camera to me, I would definitely take it! Haha! But come to think of it. Higher mp count means bigger file size. I just can’t afford buying too many hard drives and backup cd’s. Also, I don’t need all those details! First off, I don’t normally crop my images in post. And second, I don’t do billboards. The biggest print I have to date is an A4 size print. Maybe in the future, if I’m already doing billboard projects. But for now, I’ll stick to something much simpler!
I actually thought of buying a Nikon D700 which I think will be much more affordable compared to before since the D800 already came out. But I want to learn video and this camera just doesn’t have one. Bummer!
Canon 5D Mark III?
Now this will be a really good choice as of the moment! I suppose it focuses better than its predecessor. Full frame. Video capabilities. Top notch ISO performance. And I’ve heard, it really smells good too! So why not this one? Well, why not?! I’ll buy this camera without even going through all of its specs. The only dilemma I have is again its price! Did I mention I have a lil bit of money problems lately? So if everything turns out well for me in the coming months and I got it all sorted out, I’ll probably rush to the store to buy this baby! No questions asked!
So what now?
I’ll probably settle for this one for now. The classic Canon 5D Mark II. It’s gonna be much more affordable than the mark III but I’m sure its still going to perform well in aspects that are really important for me. The only problem with this camera is its focusing really. Yes! Apparently, all canon does. But the thing is, I normally shoot food and portraits so I can live with that. I’ll probably just buy me a torch or a really good led light to help me with focusing and that’s it! Problem solved. Also, the video capabilities of this camera I guess is still at par with today’s dslr’s. So, its probably time to learn something new! Then I’ll just upgrade next time once I have the resources to do so. Hey! Maybe by then I’m looking at switching to medium format! You never know!
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