Pretty interesting time for a Nikon photographer nowadays… I resisted to blog about this, but I got to, got to… haha! For a self-confessed Nikon freak like me, it really is interesting.
I tell you why.
1. Nikon D4 Flagship DSLR camera announced last month. This is a D3 on steroids!
2. Nikon D800 36 mega-are-you-nuts-pixel camera launched just the other day. And with a 15mp DX crop mode, it’s just like having two cameras (D3x + D7000) in one! Are you ready for a 50-70mb RAW file?
3. Olympus OM-D E-M5 also announced! Interesting times for the Micro 4/3 community.
4. New Olympus 75mm 1.8 and 60mm 2.8 macro! And this is what makes the Micro 4/3 a very strong player in the mirrorless category, the lens lineup is solid and has a wide array of choices, why choose an interchangeable lens system if there are just a few of them to choose from?
C’mon Dave, will this make you a better photographer? Nah, it won’t. But these are tools that will help me get the shot, I don’t care as long as it makes me pursue my hobby and enjoy it, it’s what matters, enuff said.
Hint: just made a recent check… D700 shutter actuation to-date is 70,000+, D3 shutter actuation to-date is 120,000+ (I think I need to go out and shoot more, don’t yah think?). So the question is what will Dave get rid of and replace with? For the meantime, my D3 and D700 still works the same, I thought they would suddenly stop when the new announcements came (hahaha!), but they still work, so I’ll keep shooting… a hundred thousand shutter clicks more? Let’s see.
Interested to know what will be on Dave’s bag soon? Nah, I’m in no hurry, but the old has to pave way to the new so to speak (evil laugh!). Stay tuned.
Trees wither, leaves fall down, to give way to the new. Life goes on…
Photographer’s note: F/8, 1/200, ISO 400, Panasonic GF1, Panasonic 14mm 2.5
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