I’ve previously made mention that I’m in the process of upgrading my equipment now that I am officially doing this full time. It started with the camera: my ever-reliable D90 has become my backup body and I have moved in to using a D700. I can honestly say, and this isn’t an exaggeration, while I’ve only spent but a few weeks with it, I truly think I love this body more than chocolate. The D90 was wonderful, overall, but this D700 FX is allowing me to reach even further as a photographer and I cannot wait to get it out and about in Scotland and Ireland next month. With upgrading my camera came upgrading my lenses because, and I will always hold firmly to this belief, creatively speaking, they are much more important in the long run and well worth the investment.
Having just received the new lenses in the last few days, I haven’t had the chance to fully break them in but that’s the beauty of having two wonderful subjects right here in my home. Yes, I know, more photos of Jack and Charlie. Hey, some people post hundreds of pictures of their kids; at the risk of sounding like Crazy Cat Lady, I just happen to be posting photos of my cats.
Between these two and the 10-20 I got about a month ago, I am so looking forward to the weather being more consistently amazing here in Chicago (this week we’re getting a preview of Spring but you never know when that will change) as well as hopping in the car and getting out on the roads through Scotland and Ireland. I can’t even imagine how much fun I’m going to have with the wide angle lenses in the Highlands and at the Cliffs of Moher.
The week is winding down. I don’t know about you but it’s gone really quickly for me. I hope it has for you. Just one more day until the weekend!