I finally purchased my first full frame DSLR. After a semester of access to the cage (and not having access over spring break) there is honestly a difference in image quality. All I had before was a Nikon D60 which was a great start, but it is time to upgrade now that I won't have the cage. Although just because I have a fancy camera doesn't mean every picture is going to be portfolio quality, and also it doesn't mean I take good pictures just because the camera is dope. Still though if you want to see some of my "Less than Portfolio Quality, Quality" photos check out this blog every once and a while as I'll be updating it with my stories and projects.
The camera was no small investment by any means and I also financed it just in case I needed my hard earned cash for some other emergency. I finally selected the D750. Here is how:
- A budget (I want a dope camera, but I also have student loans. Darn...)
- Previous issues others have had with cameras. For example: Nikon D600.
- A stellar combo deal. Although it isn't the perfect lens the 24-120 is super flexible. I also got some great shots with it while shooting Block Party this year, and I would have been screwed during parts of the show without it.
- Trying the camera in the real world not just the store, which is pretty hard if you don't have access to a place as awesome as Newhouse's cage. Ask around though I imagine someone will have a fancy camera. I really liked the D4 and it is hard not to, but I'll wait for that one. Full frame cameras just get fancier buttons as the price goes up, but the quality is roughly the same (roughly... see part 5). If sports are the choice then the D4, D4S, D5's rapid fire will toot your horn.
- Megapixels. I don't want the D810's mega amount of megapixels because I don't want to keep buying external hard drives. If though I were to make a huge print of something then I'd consider it.
- Sales. Even though a sale may mean a new camera is coming out I can't keep waiting for the next bigger and better camera because then I'll honestly never buy a camera
- I like taking pictures. It's fun.
I think I'll take some pictures while I drive home across the country, or during this graduation week. Who knows?