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Dad was in Don’s Photo the other day and saw this camera on sale for a really good price.  After deciding I wanted to pursue sports photography as a passion even if I don’t make any money off it, he said, “You need to switch to Canon or Nikon.” 


I can’t afford the Nikon D610 so Dad financed it for me.  Actually he invested some in Mark Cooper Photography and bought the camera for me.  I have to pay about half back.

I had enough money to get a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens so I have the camera and a nice lens for it. 

As for picking a Nikon over Canon, I like the focusing speed of the Nikon and the dynamic range.  I don’t plan to shoot a lot of video and to be honest, there wasn’t any comparable Canon 6Ds in the used counter at Don’s Photo.  If there had been one of those and no Nikons, I’d be talking about Canon right now.

Its exciting to be upgrading to full frame but sad to be selling off all of my Pentax gear.  I had a heck of a lot of nice lenses but Nikon just has better options and of course all of those lenses from Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina. 

So it was a decision I am excited about and thanks to Dad for helping me with it.

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