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Three Ton Cap

I don’t know about you but sometimes my camera gear feels like three tons. If I’m out hiking with my family I’ll also have my toddler in a kid carrier backpack (I have a Deuter Kid Carrier 2 which I recommend). This puts me at about 15-20lbs in the front and about 30 lbs on my back. It’s great for strength training but it would be nice to lighten my load.

I’ve been intrigued by the mirrorless cameras which are so compact and now, with the Sony A7, come in full frame. The drawback is that it lacks the lenses (or glass if you want to sound cool). Micro 4/3 sounds cool and has a lot of lens options but I prefer a bigger sensor. Mostly because I like to print big. I would print a picture to fit on the side of my house if could. The neighbors might not like that though.

This leads me back to Nikon. Like a sucker I watched all the Nikon Df videos in anticipation of the new camera. It was at first rumored to be a full frame mirrorless camera so I thought this could be what I was looking for. Then I heard it wasn’t. I heard it didn’t have video which I don’t really care about in a camera so that was fine. Then I started to read it was retro. I didn’t shoot with an older camera so I didn’t really care for that. It was then rumored to be more of a manual camera which was something that would force me to learn new things.

With all these things I convinced myself that this would be my next camera. It was full frame, smaller, and had a Nikon D4 sensor. So then it was released. The price…$2,800. [Queue the music you hear on Wheel of Fortune when someone hits bankrupt.] Way out of my price range. What a disappointment. This may conclude my ramblings but my search continues. Sony is sounding more intriguing…

This photo is from the marina in Des Moines, Washington

Three Ton Cap

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