Shot with my Nikon D300 and the Nikon 180mm f2.8D and Nikon 50mm f1.8D. That’s right, the D300, a very good pro dx sensor camera that came out back in 2007, with a strong body and fast frame rate AND incredibly, the D300s is still on the market today since 2009! (The normal DSLR shelf life is 2 years). Now, outdated, it’s sensor is showing it’s time in comparison to the image quality of newer, cheaper camera models on the market today. It goes to show how much photography is changing and evolving. But it’s also fun to dig out your old toys for a play and the PhotoWalks are a good opportunity to try new, old or different technics, I love it. Don’t get me wrong though, old kit doesn’t mean crap, it’s not. Older photography gear can be some of the best and well made pieces of kit you’ll ever see. I always liked the phrase ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’, and that seems to be very Nikon like too. Nikon’s lens range is also steadily upgrading itself slowly to the era of plastic, made in china but some of it’s older, noisy, metal witha tank feel lenses are still live and present on the market, including the Nikon 180mm f2.8D since 1993, that a 20 year of shelf life, amazing!
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