Time to Start Fresh!

I've been a Nikon shooter for my whole life.  I started with film back in high school using a Nikkormat 35mm film camera with a 50 mm lens.  Now it's time to retire my current equipment, a Nikon D4s digital camera with multiple sizes of lenses.  It's now on the disabled list, so to speak.  I really ran it into the ground with weddings and portraits over the years.  Especially the lenses that are as old as my Nikon film cameras -  ones I've used since starting wedding photography back in the mid-1990s.  Crazy, right?  The quality of the image files is super great, but it's become too heavy to carry, the back-button focus doesn't work consistently and the motor drive in my best zoom lens is shot!  A real problem.  And finally, if I upgrade to a new camera system, it will NOT work with any of my current portrait studio equipment.  Double whammy!

So the writing is on the wall, my friends, it's time to start fresh with new up to date gear! I am very excited about it actually.  I decided to stop accepting weddings in spring 2020 and photographed my last wedding in June this year... so now, the studio work must end as well.  Outdoor portraits, like the one you see above, I can still do, but I have to try out some new gear first.  Therefore, I'm taking time out to rent the Nikon Z7ii mirrorless camera and see it if works for me.  I will report back on my experience and, hopefully, show you some new images before too long.

That's all for now - I hope you can enjoy these last days of August - stay well and safe where ever you may be!

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