2007-08-23 - Spring Shoots

Another shot from one of the many walks I went on in the Isle of Man.

Today has been a rather exciting day - first of all, I took delivery of a shiny new Apple Macbook. It's not mine unfortunately but I'll be setting it up and looking after it for my local photographic group. I've been keen on Macs for a long time and I must say, I have been really impressed by how well it works out of the box. Serious attention to detail.

Then, as if I hadn't had enough excitement, my friends at Nikon dropped a bombshell with the release of the full-frame Nikon D3 and a series of new lenses. This news might not mean a lot to everyone but it has been a long time coming for Nikon fans. It doesn't actually change anything for me since I can't justify the hefty $8000+ price tag at this stage but it is exciting to see such progress and innovation.

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David Apple, such detail.
You should have no problem getting a high paying photo shoot to justify the purchase of the full-frame Nikon D3.

Enjoy the Macbook!
Stephen Cameron Thanks David - feel free to send me any of those high-paying photo jobs you come across! ;-)

The Macbook is awesome. I'm hooked...
Fred Was it a Mac Book Pro, or just a regular Mac Book? Nikon D3? I still have my eyes set on the D200, forget the D3. Although that will be one amazing piece of technology when it comes out, and I look forward to see some sample photos from it. By the way, and, I know I could easily just look this up, but what does full frame mean? I know it has something to do with the image sensor.
Stephen Cameron Fred - it's just a regular Macbook but I know a few people with the pro versions. For serious photo editing work, I'd probably look at getting a Macbook Pro. The ordinary version is really nice though.

The D200 is a brilliant camera and I am totally happy with mine. The D300 might be one to look at if you've got the funds but you can't go wrong with a D200. Full frame just means that it is the same as a piece of 35mm film, which means that there is no 1.5x crop factor and lenses give the same field of view as on a film camera. Also, since they're larger sensors, they handle high ISOs better.