Nikon 1 V3

Hilarious Nikon Df review by fStoppers

After receiving some serious backlash for saying the Nikon Df is for looks and not photography, fStoppers made a video to illustrate their point. After a hipster makeover Lee Morris hits the streets and asks people whether they’d rather have a D800 or the Df, and why. The video is pretty long but good for a laugh so long as you don’t take your Nikon loyalty too seriously ;)

Fujifilm X-T1

The Fuji X-T1: Okay, it just got real.

As you all know I’ve been dating Leica for a while now (twins, in fact), and even the hype-tastic Sony A7 hasn’t been able to tempt me back to those bothersome ‘new’ brands. Late last year I decided to take our relationship to the next level by trading up the M8 to an M 240 on the digital side of the equation.

Understatement: It has been an expensive marriage. Divorce would no doubt come at high personal cost both emotionally and financially. But damn, Fuji!

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Sunset in Oia: D600, AF-S 70-300mm f3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, f8, 1/750, ISO 110
Sony RX-1 with optical viewfinder

Sony RX1 camera review

Yep that’s right, I finally got time to put down my thoughts for a Sony RX1 camera review – the small camera with a big sensor. So here we go.

When I reviewed the NEX-7 last year, I said the camera was defined by Sony’s attention to what its customers were asking for. The RX1 is a little different. Nobody was expecting a full-frame compact camera with a fixed lens. Not really. With a 35mm f2 Zeiss lens, the same superb 24 megapixel sensor as the Nikon D600 and a body not much bigger than a point-and shoot, the RX1 was an exercise in the possible.

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Kodak Portra 160

Nikon V2 with 32mm f1.2

Nikon V2 with 32mm f1.2 lens

Further proof that Nikon is serious about its 1 system. This 32mm f1.2 lens was announced in January, but these are the first images to surface on the Nikon USA website. As you can see, it looks like a quality piece of glass with a nano crystal coat and what appears to be a manual focusing ring! (UPDATE: Not so sure about the latter – the other two Nikon 1 prime lenses have this design too, but it’s just moulded plastic and doesn’t actually do anything.) Continue reading