Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Girth, Oct 23, 2008.
I can't ever decide what I want. Nothing I have is ever good enough for me. Whats wrong w/ me?
you're a Nikon user
AND a texan.
Werd, nothing is ever good enough for texas.
It's really strange, normally I always am looking for the newest and shiniest toys, but with camera gear I'm perfectly content with my D300 and the lenses I have (minus a 400 2.8 which is completely unrealistic). Of course it's an awesome camera that I'm lucky to own, but the fact that I don't crave a D3 or D700 is kinda weird for me.
I think I have much to learn and can't justify spending much more on gear right now, so I just am happy with what I've got.
Im never happy with what I have. I always think of fictional situations where I would need the latest and greatest. It could be a feature, a lens, pretty much anything and that's what makes me want to buy more crap.
Yeah, I sometimes wish I had more gear for certain shoots but while I'm there I deal with what I have and forget what I don't have. I make due. I think having less gear forces you to think more in certain situations
I love my camera, I love my lenses, I love my gear. But last night I was at my Canon buddys house, and maybe its just the 'grass greener on the other side' of me talking, but RAW files out of a Canon just seem easier to mess with than NEF when it comes to color, adjustments, and other PP aspects. We both have MPs and both have LR2. Who knows....
Plus, it all goes back to my thread about pricing and availability. I'm planning on getting the D700 by March, so I guess I have a decision to make by then. And if I decide to switch, OT has first dibs on my 70-200
I think that's true in any aspect in life though, not just here.
go read the tpf thread about switching
i dunno i went to a car show and i only brought a 35mm lens with me. i couldnt get close enough, if i backed up someone walk in front of me. if i had brought a 28mm instead i would have got a lot better shots.
that's more of a situation where having certain gear helps in an environment you can't control...in a controlled environment like a studio shoot I think less would be better works out more.
I know there is alot of LR sackriding but why not try ACR? you can change the default color profile and if you want, create your own and apply it to all RAWS before doing any other work. Normal ACR really dulls out the photo and turns teh reds to yellows wich require correction, butchoosing a different profile and color instantly comes back with no tweaking needed. You can actually simulate a jpeg as far as color and contrast right on the RAW. dont believe teh shit that what you see in ACR is exactly as it came off the camera.
Oh and before the argument turn into "that is why I use LR" LR has the same issues and can have its profiles changed as well. It is an adobe issue.
Maybe your Canon friend already uses a custom profile so it appears his has an easier time?
Honestly, we just have more than enough Canon users and want you to stay with Nikon
The more time you spend with Canon the more you like it....
The last lens I bought was back in April of 07 and the last camera I bought was March of 07...I haven't bought anything digital (I bought a medium format camera later) since then. I really haven't had the urge to buy anything else either...is that weird?
if you're all about gadgets and gizmos like me, its very VERY odd.
I feel that my photos are never good enough
As for my gear list, just little things here and there that I'd like, but otherwise I'm content.
Being content is hard sometimes. I'm pretty content with my photography stuff right now.
thats partially it... maybe I'm just being too hard on myself.
I guess its true when they say you're your own worst critic.
Sometimes, I wish I could just hit the lotto... but then I'd just have $10,000,000 worth of camera equipment and be broke again wishing I had more money.
Yeah whenever I get into "buying" modes I just start using the stuff I have more and give it a week or two and then the phaze passes and I no longer want it
I know the feeling well. and not just w/ camera equipment either.
The quality of your photos has very little to do with your gear. Trust me. Your setup is MORE than enough to produce world class, professional images.
I'm just talking about eh ease of PP use... I've fine tuned my gear to a point where I wouldn't have any excuses to myself for equipment.
ease of post processing?
are you serious?
First you can't find one lens the second you decide you want it, and now suddenly NEF's are too hard to post process?
Man, just switch to Canon already. Please just stop making these threads with absolutely insane reasons why you want to do it.
What the fuck was that other guys name who always used to do this? I hated him.
(how much for the 70-200?)