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.

Charting my Exercise


As with many people now, I chart my exercise and general fitness with a smart watch.

I have tried to work hard and the other week I managed to complete all my challenges every day for all seven days. Now I have come down with a nasty cough and am not doing so well. Typically for me; try and get a bit fitter and end up with a cold.

Phone Call in the Rain

Its been a real mix of weather in Lincoln over the last few weeks. The jet stream that affects a lot of the UK weather has been pushed down into its Winter position, more energy put into the climate will do that sort of thing. So its been sunshine and showers.