So I’m a bit late posting about all of this, but there’s a whole lot going on in the photography world right now. Lightroom 4 has been released and let me tell you – the innovations are pretty awesome! If you haven’t downloaded purchased your copy or downloaded your trail yet, it’s time. And for all you Aperture users out there, it’s okay that you’re curious… It’s a natural thing. This is a great time to see what the grass is like on the other side.
The really big news of course is the latest DSLR releases. With the new Nikon D800 pushing the limits of image resolution to the new heights of 36 megapixels and the Canon 5D Mark III’s excellent performance in low light, both of these companies have made some great (if somewhat subtle) innovations which continue to push the limits of photography as we know it. Between all of this and with the crazy quality of the iPhone 4s camera and the introduction of the mirror-less camera system there is a lot of question about what the future will hold. All of this without even talking about the video aspects and possibilities of these new age cameras.
Personally, I am pretty excited about the Nikon D800. I love the performance and durability of my D700 but have been wishing for sometime for an increase of megapixels. Little did I know that Nikon would triple the resolution in the updated D800. From the initial test shots, I must admit that I hoped for a bigger leap forward in high ISO performance, but one stop step forward is better than no stop at all. Am I the only one who wishes that we could combine the performance of the D800 with the 5D III?
The Big Questions
My twofold question for you is simple – 1: What are you most excited about when it comes to the latest photography gear out there? 2: What would you like to see in the future?
Today’s image is from the Devil’s Playground in Escalante. This is a great area that you can spend a lot of time exploring and come away with a lot of different compositions. I took this shot just after the sun went over the horizon so there weren’t any hard shadows to deal with.