1. Welcome to Cameraderie.org—a friendly camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

A Change in Platforms Maybe

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Tim Williams, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

    764
    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    I sold my D300 and upgraded to a D500. If you think the D300 AF-C was good...it feels like a piker compared to the D500. The D500, in my opinion, is an evolution not just an upgrade.
    I've used it for all kinds of sports, a trip to Yellowstone.

    Nikon brought out the 300/4E PF, that and a TC14E-III got me as close as I needed to be for wildlife and sports.
    I pitted the Olympus EM1 Mark II against the D500, no contest, and I was even using a Tamron 70-200/2.8VC on the D500 and the 40-150/2.8 on the EM1 Mark II.

    I do run multiple kits and take the gear I need for the shoot I am going to do. If it is sports or weddings, I'm going with the D500 and D700.

    For everything else, I can be very happy with my m43 kit of EM5 Mark II and PEN-F.
    Best thing to do is to rent or borrow what you don't already have and see if it gets you where you need to be.

    I'll throw some links to my relevant reviews below.

    Yellowstone Compendium Post
    Best Light Photographic BLOG: A Trip to Yellowstone National Park - Compendium Post

    D500 - First Look
    Best Light Photographic BLOG: Nikon D500 Review - First Look

    Olympus EM1 Mark II versus Nikon D500 - Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey
    Best Light Photographic BLOG: Head To Head - Olympus EM1 Mark II Versus Nikon D500 Shooting Hockey

    I'd be happy to lend any further information if you need it.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. bluzcity

    bluzcity Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    795
    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Tim I want you to know I'm thinking about you. Whenever we encounter things over which we have little to no control it conjures up all sorts of thoughts and emotions. It is a normal reaction the same as a fever is to the flu. The mental part of the game + the physical pain = one hell of a battle. I have confidence you will examine every possibility and hopefully find something that will allow you to be in a better place. I admire your courage in attempting to find a way to express your creative side. You are an inspirational example of not giving up. Best to you as you go to the spinal specialists and explore options.
     
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  3. :bravo-009:
     
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  4. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Sorry to hear that you are having a tough battle. I can definitely relate to physical issues keeping you from doing the things you love. It sounds like you have a good grasp on moving in the direction of getting back to doing the things you love without pain. You'll be shooting with whatever camera you want to soon enough.
     
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  5. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    I am unable to sell off my Fuji gear to make an equipment change because I just don't want to. I have to much good glass to be that stupid. I will pick up another Nikon( because I miss the experience of shooting them ) when I can find the one I want, I'm just not going back to a crop sensor Nikon camera, but I will keep and expand my Fuji gear.
    The new diet and exercise routine has helped my back quite a bit, but the most important thing is dropping the narcotics has made the most improvement in my life. A clean mind can have a plan you're at peace with. I feel pretty good right now. My miles are a little less painful.
    As far as the Grandkids sports, one has a mother that shoots semi pro, the other two have a father that is an excellent photographer. I'm 65, instead of stressing over it I'll try and enjoy it. Thanks for tolerating me these last few months. They have not been fun.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  6. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Great to hear that you’re doing well. Sounds like you have already made great progress. And rubish about “tolerating you” the last few months. You’re one of our pals. And given the distances between us, being here for you online is one of the things we can do for you. Stealing from one of the greatest episodes of TV ever, to serve man is not a cookbook here. It’s what pals do. Plus, if you’re looking into Nikon full frame. You know how we love to spend other people’s money.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Appreciate Appreciate x 1
  7. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Thanks, Bobby.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Im glad your doing better Tim. Diet and physical therapy sure helped my back. Your on a good path, good luck.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

    764
    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    I think a lot of people underestimate the value of a good physical therapist. My wife (knee) and I (back, shoulders and elbow) all recovered from serious issues with just the knowledge of a PT.

    Glad you are on a positive path.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Thanks everyone . The PT has been a blessing along with dropping Oxycodone and 800 mg. of Ibuprofen 3 times a Day. It was a painful 3-4 days to get this program going but now I can tell it's working. I'm taking nothing for pain or inflammation now. I'm not pain free but I'm better than I was, plus my brain is cleaner.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
  11. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Yes I'm very aware I have a hobby that can get rid of my money about as fast as it's printed Lol. On the upside, I couldn't ask to be around a better group of guys that are far too happy to help me spend my retirement check:biggrin:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  12. Piano

    Piano Regular

    76
    Nov 28, 2016
    Nigel
    We try to oblige...
     
  13. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    794
    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Maybe not so much a change in platforms anymore as a different way of shooting.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.