Saturday, March 23, 2013

Finally Back to Weird

Transition to Full Frame Complete!

I'm so jacked about having a full-frame DSLR with full-frame glass, I cannot contain myself!  I never thought I'd actually own one, ever!  But, after a few years of waiting, it finally paid off.  It's kind of like buying a luxury car, at least for us..  First you start with a "reasonably priced car" (as they would say on Top Gear) and then trade or sell for one that's a little nicer and then trade or sell that one for one a little nicer, and so on and so on.  After doing that for a few times, you can finally have the car, or in my case camera, that you want.  I started with a Nikon D90 (reasonably priced), then went to a Nikon D300s (a little nicer) and now I have a Nikon D700 (luxury - for me anyway)!  Granted, I bought it used, but it's still awesome!  Then, I sold my lenses (glass in photographer geek-speak) on ebay and used that money for new full-frame glass.  Now I'm in full-frame nirvana!  It handles noise so much better than my old cameras and it's just a better camera all around.  From the buffer size and speed to the size of the viewfinder, it's just great!  There are only a couple of things that my old cameras had that this one doesn't..  The D700 only has one memory card slot.  My D300s had a CF and an SD card slot so you could really pack in the pics.  The other thing my old cameras had that this one doesn't is a button for live view.  The D700 has live view, but it's on the select dial on the top and it's not really easy to get to.  I wish I could change one of the other buttons for this.  I know you can change the function button, but I have that set for bracketing as most of the shots I take need to be bracketed.  If only there was another button..  Oh well.  Overall I'm ecstatic!

Finally Back To Weird

Since all of my glass finally arrived, I was just itching to get out there and get some HDRs with the new camera.  So, on my way to work Friday morning, I stopped on South Congress Ave in Austin and took a few shots.  The conditions weren't the best as it was very drizzly out there, but I got several shots anyway.  This is a shot of Doc's Bar and Grill.

The last couple of weeks, Austin hosted the big South By Southwest (SXSW) music/film/tech festival.  Now that it has wrapped, I think the people at Doc's are happy.  You see Austin has this saying, "Keep Austin Weird" which is pretty much "normal" for Austinites, and I guess Doc's is happy that things are getting back to "normal".  The other side of the same sign says, "S Bye SW".  That was my other clue. :-)  To be honest, I'm glad it's over as well.



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3 comments:

  1. Congrats Evan! Fantastic detail and sharpness in this image! Love the tones, too! Well done!

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  2. Thanks, Jimmy! Yes, it's amazing all the details that come out compared to my old stuff! Glad I made the switch! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Very nice.... I already thought your pics were brilliant. I could not notice any less detail in them until this cam. Excellent, sir. Nice Topgear reference, too.

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