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Why I left Nikon

I don’t really go in for rants, but selling my third and last Nikon DSLR was kind of a big deal for me. I’ve been a loyal customer for seven years, and many of my friends bought a Nikon for their first DSLR because of my advice. I’ve been trying to think how they lost that loyalty. This is how, and this for me puts the issue to bed. I’ll always have a soft spot for the brand. Continue reading

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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 ;)

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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
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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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