Cameras

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Nikon D810: This is my main workhorse camera and the body that I reach for first for all of my commercial work where I need the best possible quality. I was a huge fan of the D800 and when Nikon released the D810 I knew that I was going to have to pick one up. I spent a little time with a D4s but with the autofocus and still fps upgrades to the D810 I knew it was exactly what I needed at half the price. Don’t get me wrong, the D4s was a great camera but just not right for my needs and it’s so much easier when you have two of the same camera bodies so you can share the vertical grip and batteries.

 

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Nikon D800: After the release of the Nikon D810 this became my backup camera but it’s still absolutely amazing. I started off as a Nikon Shooter (D60 & D300) before switching over to Canon for a bit (5d Mark II). The D800 is what brought me back to Nikon and I’m so glad that I did. The quality of the files are out of this world and anytime I’m zoomed in to 100% I can’t believe how sharp the files are. The small upgrades to the autofocus and dynamic range in the D810 definitely make a difference to me but if it happens to fail on a shoot I know the D800 isn’t far behind to fill in.

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Fuji X-T1: This is the newest addition to my camera bag and to be completely honest I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. I’ve heard so many great things about this camera and I was really in need of a small camera that I could carry with me at all times. I’ll have more to say once I get a chance to use it but if it’s half as good as everyone says then it’ll be a perfect addition to my bag.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Great site Zachary, have been a long time fan of your work since discovering you on Flickr.

    I’m encouraged that you’re using the D800 too, always great to find a photographer you admire using the same gear! Have you had any thoughts or issues about the colour/look of images from the D800? Just curious, I use a D4 and D700 for sports work and to my mind there’s something different about the look of D800 images although I can’t quite place my finger on it yet.

  2. Erm… Sorry about “Zachary”… That’ll be the iPad autocorrect. Feel free to correct!

  3. Haha, no problem! It’s my real name but I feel like going by Zachary makes me feel like I’m back in elementary school or something.

    I can’t really compare the D800 to any other Nikon camera because the last one I used was a D300 and that was like 2 or 3 years ago. I do notice that Canon has better skin tones than Nikon but it’s nothing that I’m really upset about making the change over. With the amount of post processing that goes into most of my work I’m able to get the colors where I want them to be.

    The only thing that’s really annoying about the camera is the file sizes. But, I have noticed on shoots I’ve been much more conscious of not shooting too much and deleting files right away that are just going to take up space.