Probably the most frequent question we receive. In this new series, we will brave the digital frontier. After all, We suffer so you don’t have to™ is our motto and our mantra. This is Part V of the series.
The Nikon D750 is a DLSR camera that can do it all and shoots full-frame to boot!
This is the camera for you. The optics and software can’t be beat. Same sensor area as 35-millimeter film. You are going to take great photos with this camera.
Get one. You won’t be sorry.
Get the camera body here.
Choose one lens or the other for now. Come back and get the other one when you want to give yourself options. You won’t be carrying both at the same time. Put one on the body and go!
I recommend starting with the fast 55mm with this filter pack. It lets you learn the body of the camera with a lens that mimics the eye, is fast enough to arrest motion, and will capture your image in available light without a flash.
Then swap it out for the 24-300mm with this filter pack. This lens is going to let you go long, go wide, and go macro. There is literally nothing else like it. You are buying a Nikon so that you can slap this lens on the body and go take photographs for a year without ever removing it. Landscapes, flowers, tiny insects, your dog, your kid, your partner, everything and anything you want to point it at, is just a twist of the wrist away.
(True Story) I have had photographers who are dragging a wagonload of gear behind them start drooling when I explain it to them. Meanwhile, I nonchalantly stroll along capturing everything in sight handheld. I feel bad for them as they heft their many thousand dollar lenses onto a tripod and struggle to get it pointed at something that is long gone. I am already shooting something else, and quietly snickering to myself.
More on troubleshooting problems and cropping your photos for professional results in a future post.