Category: Equipment

Thoughts about the tools of the trade.

In defense of cell phone cameras

This past weekend, I took Isaac downtown Chicago to see the St Patrick’s Day parade. I knew that there was going to be a ton of people, so I packed light — his changing bag with a spare pull-up, some snacks, and water. I decided against bringing my camera simply for convenience sake. Well, as luck would have it, the… Read more →

Nikon failures

I’ve been a Nikon user for quite a few years now and I do not have any complaints about the quality of their equipment. Lately though, I’ve had more than one complaint about their service. It all started late last year when the D200 was announced. At first, I was exceptionally excited because I had been looking to upgrade my… Read more →

The new Nikon D200

Nikon recently announced (on November 1st, 2005) a new camera, the D200 DSLR. It’s a vast improvement over the old D100 and the more recent D70/D70s and D50. I’ve been using the D100 for a couple of years now and have been very pleased with its durability and picture quality, so I can only assume that the D200 will provide… Read more →

New lens

Well, I just got a new lens for my camera. It’s a Nikon 24-85 f/2.8-4. Hopefully this will replace my 35-105 as my all around general purpose lens. Because I’m all digital now, I needed that extra bit of wide angle to be able to cover the standard zoom range. If I need to go wider I can always grab… Read more →