New Year: New Kit

January 11, 2015

New Kit for the New Year

What a way to start the New Year!  ...I've only gone an purchased myself a new camera and lens! 

I've decided to take the step (up?) from using a cropped-sensor (Nikon D7000)  to a full-sized sensor (Nikon D610). 












I also purchased a new wide angle lens (Nikon 16-35mm)  for the Nikon D610 - although my legacy lenses will work with the D610 they won't extract the full benefit from the full-sized sensor now available to me. 


"Using simple equipment and daylight alone is for me a pleasure and a replenishment."

~ Irving Penn


I thought long and hard about transitioning to a full-frame set up because I had made such a financial investment into lenses for the D7000.  But, a quick 1 hour session out with the new D610 on the 'The Braes' in Carrickfergus confirmed to me that the decision was a good one!


SXLLMThe landscape image shown is one captured on the day.  The weather conditions were challenging - the image doesn't show it, but there were very strong winds (the Braes are pretty exposed and elevated about 300m above sea-level), frequent snow & sleet showers and it was bitterly cold.


I'm really please with the ergonomics, noise and image rendering of the camera.  The new lens is also very sharp.  The set up isn't lightning quick, but I take landscapes, not sports actions shots - so I can live with the speed.


I'm really looking forward to taking many more images with my new set-up over the coming weeks and months, so call back often to browse my work.


Best regards



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