I often get asked by photography students, what photography gear should I buy next? My first question back to them is, what is your budget? When Debbi called me she said she needed everything starting with the camera and she wanted to be able to make shots of her listings for her real estate business. I asked what the budget was first as I always do, except this time the reply was a little bit different as she said basically any budget is ok! Well, this meant I could recommend Nikon's newest full frame DSLR, the Nikon D750 along with its tried and true Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G lens and my preferred Induro brand carbon fiber tripod. Now that is a camera bag full of gear one can grow into!
This was my first time to gets hands on with the Nikon D750 and I was totally impressed. It was hard for me to hand it back to Debbi, I wanted it to be mine! After showing Debbi how to use my 5-step process for getting a well exposed and sharp shot in any shooting conditions, without taking the time to setup her new tripod, I just tried some very high ISO handheld shots of the rooms in the listing of hers we were in. I was blown away by the shots I could make at ISO 3200 and higher of the rooms of the house with the Nikon D750 and the Nikkor 14-24mm lens just hand holding it. Like really blown away. Even shooting at the largest aperture of f/2.8 and ISO 3200 the results were startingly good in terms of lack of noise and depth of field. For the next lesson we will actually put the D750 on a tripod and I cannot wait to see ISO 100 results!