New gear, better results?

posted on 29th of march, 2009

The above sentence, is an equation that not always prove true, but most of the time it is.

New camera very often provide you with quality increase and maybe give you also the input to go and play with it (it's your new toy, after all! :-)
Is true that gear alone rarely produce better results, but when you see the results that a professional camera deliver compared to an hobbyst's one... well, you must try for yourself.

Now I write this blog because I'm pondering to do the last step of my photography growth as for gear: buying a full frame camera.

Since I'm a user of Nikon brand as you can see in my biographical notes, I am considering the D700 as the best choice. I do not shoot sport or events that needs fast burst as a priority, so that should fit well with me.

I also plan to get more RAM memory for my computer, to deal with the bigger file size produced by this camera. My hard disk instead is pretty capable right now.

I'm just waiting the next monthly payment from my microstock sales and will send the order for the new 'baby'. Then will start a new phase of my stock photography career.

Comments (11)

Comment by Bradcalkins on March 30, 2009

I think the most significant part of a full frame camera (aside from technical image quality) is probably the viewfinder experience. Wish I could justify going to a 5D MkII!

Comment by Saniphoto on March 30, 2009

Hello Leonid,
Thank you for your comment. I am well aware of the lenses problem, in fact I own already an FX zoom lens and plan to add to that a second one for wide angle photography.
I'll keep you posted of my experience with D700, sure. Have a nice creative day!

Comment by Leosad on March 30, 2009

I'm a Nikonist too and some time ago have considered D700. I think I need to share some problems I've got during the testing. Problems were not about camera itself,it is absolutely perfect. It was rather prblems of going to full format. By other words - all my lenses working perfectly on D300 (crop) gived poor results with D700 (vingeting, CA). My lenses are medium-class, such as tamron 28-75 2.8. So, it seems you'll need also a high-end and very expensive optics. Nevertheless getting a new, more advanced camera is a great step and a big joy for a photographer. I understand your feelings and wish you good luck with it :) Hope you'll share your experience with new camera and provide some competitive analysis with your old camera

Comment by Saniphoto on March 30, 2009

Hi Linqong

I totally agree with this. First came always the creativity and the person behind the camera! But is true also that full frame sensor should give a boost in technical quality. That is what I'm searching for now.

Comment by Linqong on March 30, 2009

I think D700 is a good camera, it will create better condition for your sale,but not a decisive condition!

Comment by Saniphoto on March 30, 2009

Hi fultonsphoto

thank you very much for your comments and thoughts about my PF and about D700... wish you lot of satisfactions with your photography!

Comment by Fultonsphoto on March 29, 2009

I agree with Aughty, you have a wonderful PF already, and to an extent it is not about what you have been using so far because of the images already produced, but I must admit also that I cannot wait to see the results of the new purchase, you will go from strength to stength with a pro camera, and I have no doubts you will achieve your quest of being a name in the stock industry. Besides all of this, I also have to agree that the D700 is untouched in the entry level pro market camera of choice at the moment...As Creativei said, we will wait to see the results, I am sure they will be something unique and special, regardless!

Comment by Saniphoto on March 29, 2009

Hello Creativei
thank you. surely will keep you posted about that! .-)

Comment by Saniphoto on March 29, 2009

Hi Aughty, eh eh eh, that was funny! Thank you, wish you a new toy as well!! :-)

Comment by Aughty on March 29, 2009

You need a new SLR like I need a hole in the head. Enjoy the new toy!

Comment by Creativei on March 29, 2009

Congrats in advance, am waiting for the results from D700.

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I'm a professional photographer with 20 years of experience in photography and almost ten in stock photography. I Photograph with all kind of cameras (even film cameras occasionally!), but normally I use a Nikon D300 for microstock. I want to thank you for visiting my portfolio and hope you'll came back often to check my new work and evolution as stock photographer.

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