catching up with news
It really has been rather quiet around here. I’ve been out a couple of times with the D850 and have more trips planned, but other than that, well I’ve been working out how to do some things with Facebook.
The Photographer’s Mentor Facebook Page
It is going so well and the new added photography challenge each week seems to be a hit with lots of people. Last Saturday the challenge was clouds and then our group overflowed with photos of clouds. It was wonderful. The next challenge will be announced this Saturday morning.
It is growing well, and I’m really enjoying the direction it is going in. Still some things to work out with it, but that’s okay, there is plenty of time.
If you want to join in on the fun, the link for the page in the right side bar.
I have also been considering changing the tagline to this page to Leanne Cole ~ The Photographer’s Mentor. What do you think?
The Nikon D850
Wow, that really sums it up for me so far. It is by far the most amazing camera I have every used. Usually when you try a camera, they are good and you wish they had some feature or another, but this hasn’t happened with this one. Well, not so far.
It has everything I was hoping it would. It has a touch screen. The screen can be manipulated for hard places. It has WiFi so images can be moved to your phone for easy posting to social media. You can see through the filters when doing long exposures, though having said that, you do have to open up the aperture wide, but I will take it. You can take photos by touching the screen. The ISO goes down to 64 before it goes to those fake numbers. Okay that is all I can think of right now, however, I will do more on it later on.
One of the things that has been good is actually getting to play with it, and I know now, definitely, that I want one of these. People keep saying it is a game changer, and I have to agree it really is. It is a much better camera, in my mind, than the Canon 5D mk4.
Well, I think it is time to say good bye to my 70-300mm lens. It just won’t focus on anything anymore. I am not going to try and get it fixed, the lens was very cheap and not very good, so it has lasted longer than I thought it would. It was only $165, and that was new.
Now I have to debate whether or not I replace it with a better quality one. This is something I really need to think about as I don’t use the lens very often, so do I need one? If I do, and I think I do, then how much do I need to spend to get something fairly decent?
I have been talking to Sigma Australia about what they have, and I’ve sent an email to Nikon, but no word back from them. I have also just emailed Tamron Australia, so will see if they respond as well. Once I get some ideas, I think I will do a post here on all the options and which I think would suit me the best.
The bird image was also taken at ISO 1000, and the results look great, it was taken with the Nikon D850. Such a great camera, I want one, and I want it now.
I will leave it there, sorry this is late. I always seem to be running behind these days. I will catch up eventually. Take care.