The home based iMac has been replaced with a new 27″ model pimped to the max and the first machine I’ve had with a Solid State Drive.
I was kind of undecided if a Solid State Drive (S.S.D.) was going to be worth it and indeed make all that much of a difference but now I’ve got it all I can say is WOW!
Press On and the computer is On…no delay. Click to open Photoshop and no sooner do you click then it’s up and running.
Sure an S.S.D. does mean a heavier investment but the time it’s saving is definitely worth it especially as some image file sizes are pushing into the silly numbers.
As for cameras Ive finally moved away from my beloved Nikon D3 and have replaced it with the Nikon D800.
So why not the D4?
Well the D3 was my first camera when I started in business and at the time I wasn’t 100% focused (no pun intended) on exactly what I wanted to specialise in. You see I was doing everything…portraits, weddings, food, still life…you name it I was probably doing it…or rather trying to when clearly what I was doing was spinning too many plates.
The D3 was the best option for shooting weddings because of its low light capability but after only a handful of weddings I realised it wasn’t for me and then started wishing I’d opted for the D700 instead; great camera and of course a lot less £’s
So leading up to upgrade time I’d ruled out the D4 from the off especially after hearing rave comments about the other new kid on the block…the Nikon D800.
I’ve only had the D800 a few days and am already blown away by the quality of the files it produces; the resolution, colour and sharpness I’m seeing in the images I’ve taken with it so far have certainly confirmed I’ve made the right decision.
Other benefits like the weight & size make it a welcome upgrade too and not forgetting the all important cost; significantly less that the Nikon D4 with it averaging around the £2400 mark.
I’ll be taking the D800 with me to the Netherlands this coming weekend for the combined workshop I’m doing with my buddy Frank Doorhof [Link] so I’ll be sure to keep you posted with how it goes.
One thing’s for sure though with that 36 Mega Pixel Full frame sensor it’s going to be a Details Love Fest 🙂
Catch you tomorrow,
•Oh and of course this also means there’s a Nikon D3 in need of a good home ;)