While going through my Hanoi photos, I've found a lot of them not usable in large formats for different reasons:
- Noise (too high ISO)
- Motion blur (too long shutter speed)
- Not in focus (too slow focusing speed)
- No photo (too much rain)
Until recently, I would find great pleasure in trying to figure out what combination of camera bodies and lenses would solve those problems, a process almost as much fun as taking photos (ok, not quite, but still, a very valuable waste of time).
Now, Nikon has destroyed it all With the launch of the D700, one camera (plus a couple of good primes) solves all the above challenges, or at least most of those that I have.
So I've mostly lost interest in cameras. There's really only one left, and one of my favourite hobbies are gone No more reading reviews at dpreview (no, no... I never really did, but I know some pixel peepers who do, so I ask them ) And not only that: Nikon expects me to pay a stack of money for the camera as well.
Not fair There should be compensation. Nikon! Do you hear me?
Loss of hobby: $2,500
Having to buy longer telephoto lenses: at least $1,000 more
So they owe me at least $3,500, right?? Ok, ok, I'll give them some discount and accept a D700 for free
Oh well.... back to the real world