I left my heart in St. Louis

Not literally…

No! What I left was my Nikon D600. My friend. My pal. My source of beauty in digital pixels. Gone on too soon.

My D600 had been to Souel Korea, several cities in Japan, Canada, Washington (all over), Oregon, Idaho, California, and most recently Missouri. The photo above is one of the last processed images from my old friend.

I noticed a wicked dark streak appearing in the sky of the last few photoshoots. It looked like skid marks in the upper left quadrant of the photo that just seemed to catch the eye and rendered the photos not quite good enough. I am very picky and too much of a perfectionist to allow this to continue.

My alternative was to keep shooting or go immediately to the nearest camera store and pick up either a D75o or D500. I chose the D750.

Sure the D500 might have a slight edge… but only the salesman would know that. The person seeing your images could not tell a D500 capture from D750 capture. I would put money on that!

Here is the low down on the D750…

Cost was $1999 with a $500 instant rebate, plus a trade-in value on my D600 of  $475. Final investment… just north of $1100. That is a smoking deal. And in 5 real estate photoshoots I will have this one paid off.

By the way… stop by to see my new real estate photography site.

KenRockwell.com always has awesome camera and lens reviews. Make sure to stop by to read up on what you need. For now… here is a decent intro review of the Nikon D750

The Nikon D750 is a remarkable camera. It’s Nikon’s lightest FX camera other than the Df, and offers fantastic AF performance and image quality in any light. It focuses and just shoots in any light. Shots at ISO 12,800 look almost identical to ISO 100!

The Nikon D750 also adds a flipping LCD — the world’s first full-frame DSLR with a flippy screen.

The D750 has the same autofocus and metering technology as the D4S and the D810. Actually, it might be better because it’s an even newer CAM 3500FX II AF module, and it’s specified to work down to LV -3 while the others are only specified down to LV -2.

At 6.5 FPS, the D750 is also the world’s fastest full-frame DSLR short of the $6,500 D4S.

The D750 has built-in Wi-Fi and a S-t-e-r-e-O microphone for video.

Whenever anyone packs this much large-format image quality into such a small package, I’m all over it! The D750’s 24MP is enough for astounding mural-sized images without size limits if your lenses and technique are good enough, and the D750 is small and compact. 24 MP is astounding if you know what you’re doing. If you do, mural-sized prints look spectacular. If you don’t, no camera is going to fix that.

Here is one of the first captures from my new Nikon D750. I am a happy camper and I know my clients will be just as happy!!

This is a small cottage stuffed between to behemoth buildings in historic St. Charles, MO., on Main Street.

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