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
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.
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
It’s been more than three months since I blogged, and there is much to discuss. Continue reading
Okay, I did it. Some weeks ago, actually. I know, I know. I wrote this elaborate post about how the D600 was too little too late in the age of smaller, faster cameras from Olympus, Sony and Fuji. I guess the thing is that so much of what I do still lends itself to SLR photography and the kind of shooting system that can only be built over decades. Continue reading