Selling My Camera

January 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I posted my Canon 5D for sale recently which caused some to ask why.  As I looked back on my shoots over the past few years I noticed some of my work has gotten better but I'm just not excited about it.  They say you are your own worst critic which maybe true but that just drives you to better yourself or quit.  I debated on the quitting part but have decided to take a break from trying to make a business from photography to going back to shooting for myself to find the fun I've been missing.  

Going back to what made it fun was when I wasn't trying to hard or putting stress on myself worrying about if someone would like my work.  This year I plan on going back to the basics.  With my nephew playing sports and my love of motorcycles I'm leaning towards doing more action shooting this year.  With that I feel maybe I'll find my satisfaction again.

What's all that have to do with me selling my camera?  Well the trusty 5D is more of the do everything camera but the auto focus isn't near as quick as a sports camera.  Also where the 5D shoots 3fps* a sports camera can do up to 14fps* which comes in handy on those split second moments.  I've used my 5D for years shooting sports while nailing some great shots but it's time for something quicker.

I've always told myself I'd never sell the 5D as it takes beautiful pictures.  It still has the reputation today of being one of the best image quality and color rendering sensors in a digital camera.  A lot of people say the way the pictures look coming from it have a special feeling unlike any other digital camera.  In order to purchase a sports camera though I'm going to need to sell it.  If you know of anyone looking for a clean, well kept up full frame** sensor camera please send them my way.  

Hopefully this has answered all the questions but if not ask away.

*FPS - Frames Per Second is how many pictures a camera can take in a second.

**Full Frame vs Crop Sensor - This could go on forever but the larger the sensor the better.  When I left the crop sensor to the full frame years ago the image quality blew me away.


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