Posted by akessonphotography on 1, July 3, 2007
About 3 weeks ago went on an all day Nikon Seminar – where we got to find out all about the latest tech on Nikon gear in the morning and then spent 4 plus hours playing with stuff that we haven’t had a chance to do before. Saul Frank from Camera Electronic in Stirling Street East Perth reckoned it would be very helpful. (now he’s a bright cookie when it comes to camera gear. Learnt it from his dad and is now heading up the main sales arena. Want a great deal in cameras – go see him 🙂 )
Well I got info on the wireless stuff & sending files directly from camera to laptop. But the buzz was to play with stuff I want to get – like Nikon VR 70-200mm F2.8 zoom. Thought it would be better – a bit faster focusing than my Sigma. But. Boy oh boy it is soooooooooo much faster and heaps sharper and far better balanced. But then it should be at twice the price. Later in the year maybe. Lots of others too. When I got into the Nikon 200mm f2 Vr- well I was really envious. This is a tad heavy but it’s an amazing lens. Super super sharp and really fast focussing. If someone donates around $6000 I can get one!
First shot from that seminar is of Saul and his wonderul wife Farrah. She was terrific. This was one of my shots with the 200mm F2.
Second one is not an ad for Nikon but it is shot with the 70-200 VR f2.8 zoom. Bright sunshine as only Perth can give us. Caught Jane by surprise here. She’s a media and marketing consultant with some specialties of strategic planning, publicity, design and writing. She kept the humour high and made sure the rest of us didn’t get too serious.
All in all it was worth the money. Food was great. Learnt heaps. And am convinced I must get one of those 200mm lens…. one day!