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October 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

So whats been happening. It's been a busy enough week getting caught up on paperwork that should really have been done sooner. But then running a photography business is not all Glamour. I have found a new platform for selling some of my images. Its called Picfair and offers simple easy to understand licences with the purchased pictures and no complicated subscription plans. More importantly for me more of the revenue collected for each photo goes to the photographer. If you would like to visit Picfair click here.

Of course if you would like to see the pictures in my portfolio click here.

Each post of this blog I said I would describe kit thats  in my kit bag today we will look at my camera bodies. The two most popular brand of cameras are Nikon and Cannon. The both have good and bad points but it doesn't really matter which you choose. What should be remembered however is that as you build up a collection of lenses the less likely you will be to change brands no matter which you choose initially.

My equipment is all Nikon. I have a Nikon D7000 (which is no longer produced and its replacement a Nikon D7100both are "Prosumer " cameras i.e at the top end of the Consumer range and the bottom end of the Professional range. The main difference is in sensor size my cameras are crop frame whereas the next step up is full frame i.e 35mm.

No matter what sensor size you buy no one is better than the others, they are all different, with their own strengths and weaknesses. Ideally some are better for particular types of photography. Regardless however is that all cameras are capable of taking great photos when used correctly.

As I said i use the crop sensor which can have interesting effects on things like depth of field and apparent focal length of lenses. For example if I use a full frame lens on my crop sensor camera body the focal length increases to 1.5X. i.e a focal length of 200mm becomes actually 350mm. Full frame cameras generally perform better in low light conditions as the pixels are larger and more sensitive to light.However as technology improves the Crop frame cameras are catching up with their older full frame companions.

Full frame cameras need to be bigger in size to accommodate the sensor and tend to be more expensive. 

In summary if you are interested in landscape, architecture, or shots needing a wider focal length then a full frame camera would be a good choice. On the other hand for Sports Photography or Wildlife Photography  the 1.5x factor can transform  a 300mm telephoto lens into 450mm and get you closer to the action. Ideally what you should be asking is what job do I need the camera to do. 

If you are interested in finding out a bit more about my D7000 or D7100 click below:-

 

 

If you want to know anything else please leave a question and if I can't answer right away I will research the answer for you. Please feel free to share this article.


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