Photo Gear

Okay, I admit it–I am a full-blown techie who loves gear, gadgets, and electronics. I’ve torn computers completely apart and rebuilt them. I have a PDA and an iPod. I am on my third laptop and I love all the digital photography gear I can get my hands on.

Nikon doesn’t make it easy of us gear-heads. They have so many cameras and lenses available these days that I know I cannot possibly have it all. There are some items that are on my short list, however. I am currently saving for a fast mid-range zoom lens–the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S zoom lens. I currently use the 70-200mm f/2.8 for most all of my wildlife and sports photography. Some day I am hoping to save enough to buy my dream lens–the Nikon 200-400mm f/4 zoom lens. In the meantime, I recognize that I need a fast mid-range zoom lens for portraits, landscapes, and other general use applications. I thoroughly enjoy the fast f/2.8 on my 70-200mm so I am anxious to match this on a more general purpose lens.

I am still saving and the lens is currently out of stock at B&H, so patience will be key. Yeah, I like photo gear and I hope to be adding a new piece of gear to my camera bag shortly.

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One Response to “Photo Gear”

  1. I know the feeling, Bob. Canon is putting the 7D out at the end of the month, which has some impressive specs. and is in my price range. It will shoot HD Video, too. The DSLRs are not yet ready to completely replace the camcorders, but I look forward to getting to experiment with this and see if I can work it into my workflow. The big problem is that it’s not available until the end of the month and that likely means that once it does come out, it will be in a back-order situation, because of demand from others who can’t wait either. I would really like to take it to Elk County with me, but that’s the way it goes.

    To make matters worse, the computer that I use for serious photo work is getting too outdated and I really SHOULD replace it instead of buying a camera, but I really shouldn’t buy both.

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