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New camera

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.” 

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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.

Saskatoon from A-Z

For school I have to shoot the alphabet for my photography class.  Dad and I went out for a photowalk this morning and I took a bunch of shots of Saskatoon.  I got most of the alphabet but I decided to post them here to see what I am missing.

A

Audio Warehouse in Saskatoon

B: Broken Bike Lane

Broken bike lane in Saskatoon

C: City Hospital in Saskatoon

City Hospital in Saskatoon

D: Dinosaur

Dinosaur at BN Metals in Saskatoon

E: Elwood Flynn

Elwood Flynn

F: Ferris Wheel in Kinsmen Park

Ferris Wheel in Saskatoon's Kinsmen Park

G: Ghandi

Ghandi in downtown Saskatoon

H: Darren HILL

Darren Hill in Saskatoon

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J

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K

L

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M

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N

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O

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P

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Q

R

S

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T

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U

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V

W

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X

 

Y

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Z

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