I’m still alive

As has been the case in past years, work has kicked in and I’ve had no time to post over the past three months. The big thing to report is that I’ve started getting into video, and no longer own a Nikon camera (that is perhaps the biggest news after seven years as a loyal customer). So, er, how about that archive?

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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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