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 ;)
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!
In September we took a week off in Santorini and I decided to leave the film behind and give the Nikon D600 another outing. I haven’t really used this camera much since I upgraded last year and it was starting to really bother me, given that it is a great performer on pretty much all fronts. Continue reading
Been too busy for photography and cameras lately but this sure caught my eye. After taking the Sony RX1 to Malta earlier this year and enjoying it, I’m pretty keen to see what a compact, full-frame e-mount camera can do. Continue reading
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.
Three months later here we are with the colour Malta films developed and scanned. These are a few of the best frames from my first Leica M6 adventure. Continue reading
Back to digital this week. Been too busy to blog lately (or finish the Malta pics for that matter), but I finally managed to get out and test the Leica M8 I bought for a bargain price from a friend in Germany. Continue reading
I spent half an hour playing with the new Leica M today, with and without the viewfinder, using both the rangefinder and live view. Continue reading
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
Today was all about street shooting – I had my Leica, five rolls of Kodak Portra and a map plotting a route through East London’s best street art and markets. I almost made it out the door, too. Continue reading