Film Friday – Suffolk Marshes

I’ll be heading Suffolk for a few days soon to do some photography and enjoy some long dog walks with Timmy the Greyhound.  When its grey over the marshes I often reach for film and either shoot with my Hasselblad or Leica M4.

This shot was taken nearly a year ago with my Leica M4 while we were visiting Snape Maltings, the weather ideally suited the Kodak Tri-X I had loaded in my camera.

Still no Nikon V1 news

Nikon V1 10mm f/2.8

Still no Nikon V1 news, The Nikon Series One cameras actually have a lot going for them.  There not the mirrorless system that Nikon users want, but they do make a compact alternative when travelling light.  I have been pleased with my but since my original purchase of a V1 body and three lens, I have not felt the need to invest any more.

Its not that I do not want to.  I feel the System One does fill a useful niche but Nikon do not seem to know what to do with it or where to take it.

The V1 was small and had a built in EVF, since then Nikon have gotten a little lost with making it a tiny body and no EVF, but with a grip and EVF available making into a much larger camera.  At least now there are some very good deals available for the V3 and its now coming included with the price; the viewfinder and grip.

Replacement Nikkor 70 – 300mm

Hot on the heals of my news of a rumoured D800, we now have some real news.  The Nikkor 70-300mm has beeb quietly replaced.  Whilst the old lens was a seemly basic plastic bodied lens the optical quality was actually very high and many professionals had one in their bags.

The lens has Nikon’s new stepper motor technology (AF-P), so it will not be compatible with many older cameras, but will work fantastically well with video and live view.

Nikon D800 Series – D850 Rumour

I am a big fan of the Nikon D800 series, and with the D810 now a few years old we are getting rumours of the next version the D850. Lets hope Nikon keep on hitting this one out of the ball park.

The D800 is a class act and still performs well from studio to nature photography and for many is a better choice then medium format, certainly more flexible.