While I'm not one to blog too much about personal stuff, I can't hold back my excitement about the fact that I'm the first wedding or portrait photographer in the country to have Nikon's newest flagship camera- The D3. I'll be speaking for Nikon at their tradeshow booth at Photoplus Expo in New York.
I'm humbled, truly, to be sharing a stage at Photoplus with legendary photographers Dave Black and Joe McNally. Dave's techniques for painting with light have amazed me for some time. Joe McNally, in my opinion, just might be the best all around photographer on the planet. I'll also be joined by Rosanne Penella, who is a wonderful travel photographer. I'm not sure if there's a country she hasn't been to and her work is awesome. Nikon will also have Tony Corbell on hand. Tony is a legendary photographer and educator and terrific all around guy. He's been a leading teacher of light for decades. If you want to see some truly phenomenal work, take a peak at their sites.
Anyway, being the technogeek that I am, I'm incredibly stoked to test drive this camera for Nikon. I just hope I'm able to produce some worthy images for them. I've had it for 24 hours now and I have to say, I truly believe it will live up to it's hype. I'll be posting some images on my blog early next week and I plan on testing the highly touted high ISO performance of this baby. As for my initial handling of the D3, I can honestly say that it's the most responsive camera I've every had in my hands. I was skeptical when they told me it would focus faster than the D2xs, but sure enough, it does. I'll post a more thorough impression after I put it to a real world test this weekend!! If anyone is interested in learning more about his camera, this is a good site. Here's me acting like an absolute idiot while holding my new toy seconds after I opened the box!