New Photographic Tool (cont.)

September 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Tada!  So, here's my new toy: the Nikon D800, an ultra-high resolution, high dynamic range, full frame, do-(almost)-everything camera.

So, even after only a few weeks shooting with the new one, it seriously felt weird to hold my old camera (to take the above picture).  I am glad I have a new one that is more comfortable, with better output performance, etc., but sad, because my hands had gotten so used to the old feeling, the grip, the way my hand contorted and cramped, three fingers tightly engaged, two curled under.  Not comfortable, but familiar, like a politically incorrect grandparent.  I still love my old camera, though.  For all it may be lacking, it will long have a place in my camera bag. 

I've shot nearly 5,000 frames with this camera so far and have yet to really put it to the test.  A high resolution camera such as this really is best used for landscapes.  Fortunately, October is fast approaching and there is no better month in Tennessee to get out into nature and take in some brilliant, blindingly colorful landscapes. 


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