First Light Untouched

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Feb 172014
 

First Light Untouched
First Light Untouched, a photo by unflux on Flickr.

By request, straight outta the camera…

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 Posted by at 12:43 pm
Feb 072014
 

Cold Outside

More from our wonderful winter weather.

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First Light

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Jan 232014
 

First Light by Unflux

I’m thankful to pass this spot to and from work every day. (1st real shot with the new camera!)

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 Posted by at 11:51 am
Jan 212014
 

In keeping with tradition, the last pic I take with my old camera is of the new one. Farewell to my trusty D80, you have served me well. Now if I can only stop myself from drooling all over this one before I get a chance to use it.

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My new camera. Hooray for me!

So far, in limited use and time I’ve had with it, the camera is AWESOME. Especially after having the D80 for so long. You are going to love it in every way compared to D80. D7100 has wifi and gps in it as well, you just need the external wireless modules. However, neither of those features were very high on my needs list. The camera sizing was more important to me.

Everything about it is just …better.

It even FEELS better. I never liked my D80 compared to the D70’s feel, so I’m glad to have that back. So the D5300 was out for me because of it’s physical size. D7100 is more like my old D70 and D90.

I debated for a few weeks as to whether I should save some money and get the cheaper D7000, since obviously that would be a huge upgrade too. But after considering I’ve always owned a camera one generation behind, I decided to get the latest and greatest for once.

While I’d love to have something as quality as D610, it just wasn’t in my price range. D7100 is labeled as the top enthusiasts camera by Nikon, and I’m ok with that.

The comparable differences were a big seller for me anyway. I read a bunch of articles like this one to help me decide: www.nphotomag.com/2013/02/21/nikon-d7100-vs-d7000-13-things-you-need-to-know/

The other truth is: I debated very seriously about switching to Canon.

A friend has a 5D Mark II and there are used ones out there for the same price as the new D7100 with about the same specs. I used his Mark II for a trek around NYC and there is no debating it’s a super-nice camera. However, I already have lenses and that was a deal breaker for me. I think when I make the plunge over to FX from DX, I’ll go Canon then.

I did some basic testing around the house, shooting things at the same settings on both the D80 and D7100 cameras and it’s not even a contest for the D7100. I don’t think anyone would be disappointed if they got one.

Whatever I chose, it would be amazing and far more versatile than my trusty D80. It was and is a great camera for it’s time, but it was time to move on.

Here’s to a new era of Unflux Foto. Let the shooting begin…

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Woke Up Fresh

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Jan 152014
 

Woke up fresh

Inspired by my son’s amazing little eye. He “sees” so well.

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Frolic

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Jan 132014
 
Frolic by unflux
Frolic, a photo by unflux on Flickr.

I love to experience new things through my kids. What’s new to them, becomes new to me and I get to enjoy whatever that is all over again. If you listen closely, kids have an amazing way of letting us know what truly is important.

Part of our “Emiry and Fati Day.”

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Pensive

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Jan 132014
 
Pensive by unflux
Pensive, a photo by unflux on Flickr.

Feeling a lot like this lately. Slowly carving and shaving away doubts and fears, shaping a vision of now vs the past.

Reality likes to play tricks and make you think you aren’t going in the right direction, and has a nasty habit of changing your plans for you.

The way it feels, when you just let it flow.

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 Posted by at 10:22 am
Jan 112014
 
Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain. by unflux

Considering the difference in tech these new cameras offer, I’m still pretty happy and impressed with my trusty Nikon D80. Looking forward to a new camera very soon.

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Convergence

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Jan 102014
 
Convergence by unflux
Convergence, a photo by unflux on Flickr.

Where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet.

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Winter is coming.

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Dec 192013
 

Winter is coming

“Still … in this world only winter is certain.”

― George R.R. Martin

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