Bob Nuttmann

Camera Bodies Don’t Matter That Much But When You Use Them Does

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For still photography any of the interchangeable lens cameras I have bought in the last ten years, Nikon D3200, Nikon D5500, Nikon D750, Sony A7iii, Nikon Z50, Nikon Z7 all have capabilities that are only slightly different.  A good D3200 shot used on the same subject at the same time and place will vary little if I had used a Z7 the latest Nikon mirrorless.

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But get a shot at the right moment under the right conditions of light matters a great deal.  The above shot was taken at just the right couple of moments from an RV park in Northern Arizona last fall.  I was out walking the dog towards sunset and saw this light formed by the sun through the clouds flashing these amazing colors.  I was on the wrong side of the park with trees blocking my view.  So I ran to the other side of the park with only my iPhone and spent the next ten minutes taking some of the best shots of the year.

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And to be in the right place at the right time you have to carry an image taker with you as often as possible and put yourself in places where the good shots happen.

I know I blog about gear a lot.  That is because I like machines and have been fascinated by mechanical and electro-mechanical things my whole life.  But truth be told gear is way less important than being there.  Now that things are starting to get better with regard to Corona /Covid start planning.  I am.  My office floor is covered with maps and tour books.

By the way, the top photo is taken with an older Minolta camera, cheap lens, Kodak film.

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