Spappynz

Spappynz

Joined on Mar 25, 2012

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On Happy Birthday I'm 36 in the Dystopia challenge (15 comments in total)

This image deserved to win!

It captures the theme 'Human Condition' perfectly and asks the viewer to think.

It has a slight (that's, slight!) Irving Penn feel to it.

A brave shot, well done.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 05:42 UTC as 1st comment

I worked in pro labs and as a pro photographer since the mid 80's but am now a happy amateur. I shot MF and 5x4 with some 35mm work. I had a full Nikon kit and changed to Canon as autofocus came in (Canon was better!!)

My point! My 40D is due for replacement, I have always been impressed with the 5D and miss my MF quality so the answer was to wait for 5DIII.

BUT!! Nikon have presented a camera that gets very close to MF quality. I can shoot 15MP DX for my family/travel snaps and when the situation allows, grab a tripod and get a 36MP shot with incredible detail and tonality, I can imagine I'm using my Mamiya 67 again.

Would I upgrade if I owned a 5DII? probably not. But coming from my film centric background, my 40D is a great 35mm camera, the 5DIII offers a subatantial upgrade in image quality but the Nikon 800 offers so much more at a cheaper price.

Looks like time to jump ship again.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2012 at 08:18 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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