New beginnings

Well, it is official: I have upgraded my camera gear and now have a full frame Nikon D700, plus the 14-24 wide angle, 28-300 zoom, and even picked up an 85mm prime for the fun of it!

This has been a long time coming for me.  I decided about a year ago to upgrade to the D700, but around the same time started reading the rumors about the pending D800.  It sounded fabulous (and still does) but like many other folks, I have waited...and waited...and waited.  Everyone is still waiting.  I can no longer wait on a “maybe”.  So, recently I pulled the trigger and am incredibly glad that I did.  Honestly, I don’t even need all the stuff the D800 is rumored to have anyways, and it sounds like it will be pricey too.

So, since I just got all this new stuff, I was chomping at the bit to test it in the field.  I was able to get out early on Sunday morning last weekend, and fire off some shots with the D700.  My first impression can be summed up in 1 word: WOW!  This thing screams.  It’s fast, the ISO is amazing, and being able to squeeze off shots in a rapid-fire bracket is the greatest thing ever!  I feel like I have a new lease on life...well, my photographic life that is.  By the way, I would add that the 14-24 is so incredibly wide.  It really is a massive difference from what I was shooting before.

Here is version 1 of the sunrise over Austin last Sunday morning...see version 2 below and let me know which one you prefer, please!

And here is version 2 of the sunrise over Austin last Sunday morning...which do you like better?

Anyways, thanks for stopping by and having a look at my shots today, I appreciate it!