I am absolutely *loving* all the tips I'm getting on the cameras & lenses!
You cannot even begin to fathom how many hours I've poured over investigating into all the different lenses over the last few days. I'm sure this is also due to the fact that my beloved Mac computer is getting fixed for some hard drive problems so I'm not able to do any editing....uggghh! So instead I've spent my time reading review after review and daydreaming about my Wish List~
Here's what I've realized on the camera body....I tried out the Canon 7D yesterday at a local store and I didn't like the joystick thingy...I prefer a button or a wheel? Also, I just didn't like the sound of the shutter click...is that weird? It was too "clicky" and mechanical....does anyone else obsess over those things?
But I had the 50mm 1.4 lens on it and I was so impressed...and a little depressed that I don't have one!
I'm going to a different store tomorrow to play with the Nikon d300s...I can't find a store anywhere that has both in stock!
On a side note, I also played with the Nikon d700 yesterday, which is a step up from the d300s. That thing was Huge and Heavy! It had a big lens on it which added to the weight but ohh how fun it was...I was shooting at ISO 3200 indoors without flash and pics were so sharp...I just couldn't believe how heavy...does anyone shoot all day with that camera? I'd love to hear how you carry it around for long~
Now to the lenses....I think I've changed my mind completely on my original Wish List!
Somewhere along the line I stumbled across this piece of hardware...
The reviews on Amazon & B&H by owners of this lens say it's absolutely fabulous! The 2.8 aperture is constant at any focal length which is a huge plus...and also explains the huge price. I'm thinking this may be a more convenient option also instead of carrying around several prime lenses and a small zoom?
Does anyone have this....use this....don't really care?
I'll have more tutorials coming as soon as I get my Mac back and start editing again...I'm going stir crazy here ~!~!~!