With today’s announcement it becomes apparent that Nikon is aware of it’s market, and for that, we are grateful. Too many times we have seen camera companies claim progress of a certain body line because said line now has “more megapixels!” Now yes, this marketing point of more resolution often works (even to the best of us), but often leads to far less true quality in the produced file. Sadly this concept has driven industry demand and I have often been asked if the camera I was using had enough resolution for my liking. When it comes down to it, MP’s are only as good as the data they carry. That is why Nikon’s announcement makes sense to the pros. Not more resolution than the original D3, but more file density, better s/n ratio, better latitude, a better file. At the end of the day all shooters want is a simple camera that can produce great files. Today, we got that. Thank you Nikon.
If you would have told me last year that I would write about a Sony camera, I would have laughed a bit and mentioned that I photograph professionally. However, times have changed and I have to step back and admit it, Sony has made a great step into the ring of pro bodies with the new Alpha 850. With the new 850, no longer can we refer to Canon and Nikon without a nod to Sony. In an economic climate that sees photographers tightening up on budgets, a camera that is affordable is a breath of fresh air. Some may say it is ugly, however those worried about the aesthetics of a camera over it’s quality probably spend their days working on peoples teeth or reviewing court cases. At just under $2,000, the Alpha 850 offers a strong 24MP sensor, magnesium alloy body, and one of the brightest viewfinders on the market. Lenses at this stage are sparse compared to Canon and Nikon, but the main bases are covered, with options to use some beautiful Zeiss glass (i.e. 135mm f/1.8). At this point these are just specs that are openly available on the internet, as I have yet to even […]