The D200 was a watershed camera for Nikon, after inventing the digital single lens reflex camera they quickly lost their lead to Canon. This was the camera that marked Nikon’s comeback.
It had a DX crop and was up there with the very best and in a number of key areas bettered anything that the competition out.
It was quickly followed by the D300 and D300s, as well as the full frame Nikon D3 and D700. Nikon was on a roll and after a few missteps from Canon they truly had the best range of DX and full frame DSLR cameras out there.
Nikon then fell back into their old ways and left the DX cameras to the consumer range and stopped the high end DX, so a D300(s) replacement never came, until this year the announcement of the D500.
Nikon have now announced that the Nikon D500 is delayed in America, it seems Nikon are underestimated the popularity and are struggling to get enough bodies into shops. Due to the way that US consumer law operates all dealers have to be treated in the same way thus all have to get the same number of bodies and if there in short supply then things are going to have to be delayed.
I have now cleared next weekend so subject to the weather I am definitely going out and shooting some wildlife.
Over the last couple of years we keep thinking about getting a dog. Where we used to live was completely unsuitable but now having the dream bungalow in the countryside this is now a possibility.
Caroline loves greyhounds but we have been keeping our options open and researching over the last few months which breed would suit us best and our lifestyle.
Well as luck would have it Greyhounds are just about perfect for us and we also have a lady at work who has some, so we have been bombarding her with questions as well as doing the usual internet research.
Once we have the garden a bit straighter and the fences all finally replaced making it secure then we will be looking to get ourselves a wonderful sighthound / needlenose otherwise known as greyhounds.
Hot on the heals of the Leica T v1.4 update we now have a v1.5 update, one of the more interesting new features is the ability to make the camera a wireless hotspot so you can perform wireless operations using the iOS application and not need to have a wireless network around, you can create your own ad-hock one directly between your phone/tablet and camera.
I have always had a soft spot for the Olympus Pen series. The limitation for me has always been the lack of a viewfinder, well this has finally been fixed.
Its a little pricey and I am not sure about the art filter selection control on the front but apart from that it looks good and I look forward to testing one out.
Techart have released some demo videos of an adapter that allows you to attach your Leica M glass to your Sony E mount camera and have autofocus. Could be an interesting solution for Sony users with M glass.