This Saturday was the Lincoln 1940’s weekend. It was fun, lots of people got dressed up and we had a flying over from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.