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

  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!

  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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