Monday, May 13, 2013

new camera!

So, you'll realize that this post should have come after the French Fries post, but I'm so excited that I'll share it anyway!

I have a new camera! A nikon D600, which is a full-frame camera — an upgrade that I should have done about a year ago, but I was lacking on funds. Until now. I finally took the leap and I can honestly tell you that the difference is astounding. 

I had been struggling with sharpness for a while. I looked at everyone else's pictures and I was heartbroken that I couldn't make mine look that clear, that focused. I tried and tried to go over it on photoshop, but it did close to nothing — ending up leaving me sad and frustrated and not even wanting to photograph. 

Until I bought the D600. 

I realized that the problem wasn't exactly mine, but the camera's. The full-frame makes a huge difference — the photos are clear and sharp and wonderful. It's amazing. And here are some of the examples!

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Se lerem bem o post vão perceber que este era suposto vir a seguir ao da French Fries, mas eu estou num entusiasmo tal que não aguento esperar até ao fim da tarde! 

Tenho uma câmara nova! Uma Nikon D600, que é full-frame — e que eu já devia ter há coisa de um ano, mas a verdade é que me faltavam fundos. Até agora! Consegui dar o salto, finalmente, e constatar que a diferença é abismal. 

Há algum tempo que eu andava a lutar um bocadinho contra a falta de nitidez e de clareza das minhas fotos. Eu olhava para o trabalho todo à minha volta e ficava de coração partido ao aperceber-me que não conseguia fazer o mesmo; tentando em photoshop ou na própria máquina, não havia nada que desse aquela nitidez, aquele contraste às minhas fotos. E isso deixou-me imensamente frustrada. 

Até comprar a D600.

Apercebi-me que o problema não era exactamente meu, mas da minha máquina anterior. O facto de a D600 ter um sensor que permite o dito full-frame faz toda a diferença e torna as fotos absolutamente maravilhosas. Eu estou histérica de felicidade. E ficam aqui alguns exemplos!





More on the other side of the link || Mais do outro lado do link!




This was the first picture I took. ||  Esta foi a primeira foto que tirei!




^after realizing how amazing the camera was, I found myself photographing cabbage! CABBAGE! There is nothing I hate more in the world, but I still took pictures of it!  ||  depois de perceber quão fantástica a máquina é, dei por mim a fotografar couves. COUVES! Não há nada do mundo que eu goste menos do que couves, mas mesmo assim, fotografei-as! 


I still don't have a remote (it should arrive in the next few days) so I got myself a stick (stolen from my grandmother's vases) and made a fabric tip, so I can take selfies! ||  Ainda não tenho comando (deve chegar esta semana) por isso arranjei uma estaca (roubada aos vasos cá da minha Avó) e fiz-lhe uma ponta em tecido para poder fotografar. 

My D300s got worn out really easily, because I always carry it in my purse. To avoid that with this one, I took some time on Friday afternoon and made a pouch for it. What do you think? I'm lousy at sewing, but it's kind of cute, isn't it? || A minha D300s ficou marcada muito cedo, porque eu sempre andei com ela na carteira. Para evitar isto, gastei um par de horas na sexta-feira e fiz-lhe uma bolsa! O que é que acham? Eu sou terrível nestas coisas de costura, mas acho que até está engraçada!





Thank you so much for seeing these and have a lovely day! || Obrigada por verem as fotos e tenham um bom dia! 

10 comments:

  1. yay! for your new camera :)

    gorgeous photos & cute bag :)

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    1. Thanks Vickie! The camera is absolutely awesome! :D

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  2. Congrats on your new camera! I've had a D60 for 4 years and this last january I bought myself a D600 too :) It's incredible living in a full frame world, isn't it? hahaha

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    1. It is! It's so different. I swear to you, I'd been so frustrated with my photography, with not being able to take that next step, that I wasn't even that excited to get it. I thought it wouldn't make a difference. But oh goodness, it's a whole new world. I'm amazed. :)

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  3. These are beautiful! Congrats on the new camera. What lens(es) did you use here?

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    1. Thank you! I used a 50mm f1.4 G! :D

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  4. Enjoy your new camera Lu!

    And the pics awesomely beautiful, as usual :)

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  5. Happy to know the camera is awesome, since I'm planning to buy one next month. hihi
    (and the damn cabbage was photogenic Lu!)

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  6. Realmente a D600 é qualquer coisa de fantástico... Ando a "namorá-la" ha uns meses =)

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