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Lens or Body?

An unending dilemma on which way to upgrade – lens or body?

I’ll give in my .02 cents. For me, it must be a balance between the two. A good body + a good lens and you are set to go. I would almost most likely choose to go for glass, because lenses tend to hold value more and better through the years. Camera bodies tend to behave like cellphones and computers, it’s being refreshed more quickly than lenses do.

And if you’re dead serious, you can check this out, a blog I previously wrote about how to build your kit… >> Teach me how to build

Talking about bodies, it’s pretty interesting time to be a Nikon photographer these days. The 2 new bodies announced earlier this year really caused a lot of noise… the Nikon D4 and Nikon D800.

The D4 being an evolutionary upgrade to the well-coveted Nikon D3s. It has refined a lot things on the D3s that will matter to the photographer. I will get on to the details next time…

The Nikon D800 is really something, the more I read about the reviews and user feedbacks, the more I’m drawn into it. What does the Nikon D800 bring to the table? At 36 megapixel, it is like having an FX body and DX body rolled into one. 36mp at FX, and 15mp at DX. And it’s like having a built-in teleconverter! Wow. The ability to heavily crop and retain good image quality suddenly becomes an option. Well done, Nikon.

Not only Nikon is putting up some noise, back at Micro 4/3, the Olympus OM-D EM-5 is creating much buzz, as it is highly regarded by Dpreview. Please check the review here >> Olympus OM-D EM-5 Review

Wait a minute, did I say lens? or body?

(I have to stop the fire burning…)

Red Hydrant

Red Hydrant

Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/400, ISO 160, Panasonic G3, Panasonic 20mm 1.7

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