I have rejoined the magical world of photography after a few months hiatus. My buddy Mark started using my Nikon D50 a few months ago for sports photography, and I never got it back. Itâ€™s just as well. He has been able to use that rig to get some fabulous photos and has even managed to sell a few. His efforts came to a screeching halt when the 55-200 lens he was using went toes up.
My new camera is a Nikon D80, which raises the bar on features and also gets me to a 10.2 Mega-pixel camera. Iâ€™ve started reading through some forums and discussion groups online, and from what I can tell, my camera choice was a winner.
I also picked up two of the new vibration reducing 55-200 lenses for Mark and Stef to use. My camera came with an 18-135 lens, so Iâ€™m in pretty good shape with that one. I did notice that a VR 75-300 is also available. That will make a nice addition in the future.
Another thing I am excited about is the SB-800 Speed Light flash that is on itâ€™s way. This flash can be used as a controller for other wireless enabled Speed Lights. I spent more for it than I had originally wanted to, but in the long run, weâ€™ll be able to do some nice portrait photography by slaving additional SB-600 flashes off of the SB-800. (Of course, I still have to buy additional SB-600 flashes to make that work)
As I work through the features this camera offers to me, Iâ€™ll be sure to post some of my work here. Iâ€™m sure there will be success and failure, but thatâ€™s how you learn.
I’ve been in IT for over 25 years.Â As a result, I drink way too much coffee, my eye occasionally twitches, and no I will not fix your computer.Â I’m also a photographer, videographer, and an elder at my church.
Did I mention I like coffee?