Leave the rest! Is Nikon the way forward?
Our allegiance to the big camera companies is strange, isn’t it? Sometimes it’s a real badge of honor. Other times, I’m a bit “meh” about the whole thing. Nikon red versus Canon red, in a technical tug of war? Stripped to the waist and fought to the death? Side-by-side comparison and sensor wars? Not for me, my friend. If you think I’m going to type 300+ words on a topic as painful as Canon versus Nikon, you’d be wrong. Type.
The first set of cameras I bought when entering the world of professional photography was a Nikon D600. I chose Nikon, because it was the cheaper option at the time, and because I didn’t envision a world where video would become the unruly lord of all things digital. That wasn’t me then and it’s not me now. I believe the 5D Mark II came out at the time, and the important thing was that it was expensive. So that’s a no from me. I want a full frame and high enough quality to edit and make it look like I know what I’m doing. The D600 was soon recalled due to a grease leak on the sensor, which is interesting! However, I’ve stuck with Nikon ever since, and more than that, I’ve stuck with DSLR.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I feel the charm of mirrorless. It called me from the other side. I’m 35. Don’t you think I don’t want a lighter body dangling around my neck during eight hours of filming? I’ve also become increasingly aware of looking like a tool when using the D850 on vacation, especially with the 14-24mm lens tethered to the front, exploding into the world around me like a temple tactic. some great compensation. Fit it into a nice, stylish, manageable bag with my water and books? Forget. It hangs around me like a high-tech, business-purpose shawl that tells me it’s there through the odd rattle on the railing or the thud of a passerby’s chest. Or, it dropped dangerously into the bottom of my backpack and couldn’t be taken out anymore because I really couldn’t mind those hassles.
But, like many others, I love DSLRs. And boy, do I love D850. There will come a time when it will start to fade and cause me to fail (I will most likely fail – that’s the power of a dark horse), and I will probably jump ships or just fall back to shoot those beautiful european bridge in the distance.
Anyway, this is Joanie Simon explains more eloquently and logically than ever why she switched to Nikon first and then to Nikon. Z7. I think the interesting thing here is that we think we should change, move, improve, upgrade, whatever you want to call it, because it will allow us to do better at what we do. . But at the level of the highest-end DSLR and mirrorless camera bodies, that doesn’t happen. It becomes about preference and usability. Simon sheds light on why these changes have worked for her workflow in studio food photography, and it’s fun to hear instead of simply flipping through them all. Even the usual complicated technology.
It’s totally worth a look no matter your preference. Let me know what you are using below.