Monday, January 25, 2010

camera brand loyalty

Note: I wrote this post before yesterday when I got a gift that changes my perspective a little bit...but I still wanted to post this because I'd still love to get a little feedback on it...

So here you go:

I've been wanting and saving up for a new camera for a long time.

I mean, I ADORE the camera I have now (D200) like it's one of my kids, but I want to take things to the next level.

I know it's frivolous since I'm not even doing photography right now...and who knows when I'll pick it up again. I have to get through the maze of doctors and research and figure out how to get my pantry filled with whole grains and gluten-free stuff first. Then I need to teach my family to actually like all that jazz before I can even think about professional photography again.

And although I'm totally ok with that, I still adore photography. It is still part of me and I really want to make an investment in a full-frame camera. Hey, I still have kids to document, right?

I'm trying to figure out if I'm a fair-weather camera brand girl.

I've always been a Nikon girl through and through.

I can't even get rid of my old film Nikon (with which my love affair with photography started) for crying out loud. I adore that camera.

But I have a confession:

I'm tempted to switch to the Canon dark side.

You see, they have this really amazing full-frame camera with all the bells and whistles including video capabilities....for the same price.

Really, am I a videographer? No way.

But I think I'd like having that little option.

And Nikon doesn't have it.

I know all my Nikon dials and whatchamacallits blindfolded. How tough would it be to switch over to a Canon and re-train myself?

I've read all the comparisons and I'm just as confused as ever.

Hmmm. I feel like a traitor for even thinking this way...

Any tips from photographers out there?
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