I LEARNED PATIENCE

Photography started to be my thing around 6 years ago, possibly sooner. At that time, making the best out of a super-trendy [heavy sarcasm] Olympus point and shoot camera was the highest point of my photography adventure. Then, 2006. I got into college and started to browse dpreview.com in search of some more, shall we say, serious cameras. I don’t know what made me want Nikon. Canon was a way to go; scanners, printers, cameras, … I really don’t know what made me choose Nikon, what moment, camera, photographer, … Ha.
In September 2006, before getting my first SLR, I created a Flickr account which basically marked my photography. It was probably the photos there that made me go Nikon. Flickr was my main feedback, the photos there. So, in March of 2007. I got a Nikon D80. That little buddy stick with me until, well, yesterday. For more that 5 years it was my loyal photography companion. Yes, I did wanted to replace him, a lot of times. But, never had the money to do so. It is a large sum of money and savings? Well, since I’ve been a student for all those years I would have taken me forever. So, I kinda decided to wait patiently for a wish to come true. I missed a Nikon D300, then D700. Just never had the chance to buy any of it. I knew I wanted a full frame and a serious camera. Spending all those years fiddling around with my D80 made me get to know his abilities and limitations.
Then finally, yesterday happened. With the help of my grandma, a dream came true. A Nikon D800 came out sometime in March and I knew that was the camera I wanted. Yes, I could go with the D700 plus some lens but I know I would always be wanting a D800. So yeah, right now I’m kinda overdoing the I added another zero to my D80 line, but I don’t care. I am oh-so-funny! Hehe.
Now, the camera. I am in love. Like a whole new world, comparing to my former one. I can see why all the fuss about the full frame. Can’t wait to start experimenting with the video option.
Thank you, God!

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    Sílvia

    June 29, 2012

    Congrats for your new camera :) I´m sure you´ll keep doing an amazing work as always!

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    danijel šivinjski

    June 29, 2012

    WO HOOOO! congrats. ur blog is just full of good good news.
    have fun with your new serious toy, can’t wait for the new pics.
    love ya (;

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    anete bauere

    June 29, 2012

    congratulations, girl!! can’t wait to see all those awesome photos you’ll take with this camera :)
    i’ve had my d90 for 3+ years now and i absolutely understand what you meant with getting to know your camera’s limitations and wanting to upgrade even though money is big issue.. but one day i know that i’ll have a full frame camera :) who knows, maybe i’ll add another zero to my d90 (if a d900 ever comes out..)!
    i hope your brand new d800 works amazingly well and you’ll both create magic together :)

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      Ines Perkovic

      June 29, 2012

      I really hope you add another zero, haha :)))

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    moniquekrueger.com

    June 29, 2012

    congrats Ines….! Iam happy for you & i look forward to see more Photos!!!!!

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    Sarah

    June 29, 2012

    Congrats, girly! It’s such a great feeling, upgrading after watching a, I guess, less serious camera stick by you for years. I used a Canon Rebel for two years before upgrading. I couldn’t be happier. Have fun! :)

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    Ines Perkovic

    June 29, 2012

    Thank you ♥

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    Andrea

    June 29, 2012

    This is wonderful, Ines. I’m REALLY happy for you, that more than anyone deserve this wonderful camera.
    Next july my camera will be 2 years old :D But I hope (on day, who knows) to take two zeros away from my Canon 500D and join the full-frame club with a Canon 5D Mark III (or even mark II) ❤❤

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    Nagappan Karuppiah

    June 29, 2012

    Hi Ines, long time follower in Flickr, but first time stumbling to your blog and I have to say I just love your blog – the minimalism, the fonts, and just how clean your blog looks! Not to mention your photos, always loved the bokehlicious in your photos :)

    Congrats on the D800, and here’s to more photos from you. Cheers

    -sactyr (on Flickr)

    PS/ Just added your blog to mine, will be following this religiously from now on :)

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    ISMAIL SAIDI

    June 30, 2012

    Congratulation Ines for new camera, i am thinking about the old friend, please do not let it alone ;).

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    kristine may

    July 1, 2012

    Yay! Congrats, Ms. Ines :D

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    Inna Makeenko

    July 2, 2012

    Congrats Ines! I’m so happy about you! And I understand your feelings so good because this year on January my dream came true as well. I bought canon 5 d mark II I dreamt about sooo long! And I was also so exciting about photos I got with full frame!
    Your photos inspire me all the time no matter what camera you use! So good luck! I’m sure you will satisfied with your new toy:)

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    Lichtzirkus Photographie

    July 6, 2012

    Congratulations. I had the same feeling when I got my Canon 5D Mark II. It was awesome. :D

    <a href=”http://lichtzirkus-photographie.blogspot.de/>Lichtzirkus Photographie</a>

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    Alyssa

    July 12, 2012

    Wow, that’s so awesome! Enjoy your new camera! & can’t wait to see the photographs you’ll take with it :)

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    Katyha

    July 14, 2012

    lucky you! just like you I am dying to upgrade to the d800 but I am also a student so have to be patient…very patient. Enjoy :)

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    reflectionsin50mm

    July 24, 2012

    Congratulations.

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