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My Upgrades

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My Upgrades

In my previous entry I mentioned that I had upgraded my equipment. My bio states that I stepped into the digital realm of photography with a Sony A100 DSLR (10 MP). That camera served me well and is actually still very active with its new owner. Like many folks however, I found that It didn't offer the advanced features that I wanted so I then stepped up to the Sony A700 DSLR (12 MP). It provided quicker focus, more refined control of image capture and the ability to offer larger prints. While I had this camera I started upgrading to better quality lenses. Not the best just better. This upgrade resulted in less time fixing my pictures and more time taking them. A bit more than a year ago I upgraded to the Sony A900 DSLR (24.6 MP). I kept many of the features of the A700 plus I got full-frame. At the same time I also went for the best lenses they offered, the Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 and the 24-70mm f/2.8 zooms.These with my Sony 70-200mm G SSM f/2.8 with matching 2x Teleconverter provide me with a continuous range frome 18-400mm. I spend even less time correcting images even more time taking them. Now when I use photoshop "creatively" it's to be creative and not to "save" a picture.

The main lesson here is to start out with as good a glass as you can afford. The camera does have an effect on your pictures but, nowhere near as great as the lenses you use. In the end you'll save money, time and frustration.