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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lets think about it?

My good friend and much respected maestro of photography, Bill Lockhart, has just gone and gotten himself a D800. Yes, a Nikon. He finally decided that Canon were not evolving and decided it was time to try something new and  evolutionary. He has spent a week getting used to it. There seems to be some pain involved. Lots more buttons, usually in the wrong place. New lenses needed etc...

So you think, hmmm, sounds good that...

But then you sell a shot, not your best work by a mile but it sells. Then you get some more shots in a magazine. Which is great until you realize they want shots from way back when, taken on a 350D with kit lens. The processing sucked, I did not know what contrast was, I always warmed shots up until they started to burn, my Cokin filters added a colour cast and the rule of thirds was unknown. But they want the shots in their next issue, and maybe one for their calendar. Then you realize that all the money you spend on new lenses, bodies and hardware was sort of wasted since your old 350D and kit lens made more money for you than the rest of your kit put together.



  1. Well done! the moral of the story is stop constantly lusting after that new gear! ;)

  2. That's right Sue, I want to be more like my dad, when he buys a car or a drill it has to last him 12 years. If he were a photographer he would be using 10D!!

  3. Maravillosas fotografias las que atesoras en tu blog, Neil. Felicidades por tu magnífico trabajo. Te añado a mi lista de blogs favoritos.
    Un saludo.