In this series I will tell you about my experiences with some cameras I’ve ever used for my photography. I began seriously to pursue the field of photography in 2014, although my interest towards photography has existed long before that. I don’t have much money back then to buy the latest camera in the market. So secondhand camera became my choice, and since that time I have been using various brands and types of DSLR, the first one is NIKON D70
One of the things that keep my spirit and not feel inferior to the tools that I use is a Youtube series called Protog Cheap Cam, a challenge aimed to professional photographers to produce a work of photos using unusual cameras (and sometimes unfeasible one).
Judging from the shapes, people will think this camera comes from semi-pro series camera, it can be inferred from the rather bulky body size, the top LCD, and the number of digits series that only consists of two numbers. In fact, this camera is Nikon’s first DSLR aimed at the general market which was released in 2004. I bought this camera in 2014 with a help from a friend from Purwokerto.
Yes, I use 10 years old camera.
When compared with the latest DSLR, at first glance there is no significant difference, except the 1.8 inches LCD size that rather small compared to newer DSLR series.
At first I was not confident with this camera, this ten years old technology, in some cases make this camera will not be able to compete with the latest cameras, such as ISO quality, megapixel size, and image quality. But one thing that comes on my mind is that in 2004, this camera is used by professionals to take pictures. And it motivated me to not feel inferior, and more focus to explore its advantages rather than disadvantages.
Here are some pictures I took with my trusty D70