I’m going to stop buying gear

I’m going to stop buying gear because whenever I get into a system things tend to go downhill. My premise of buying into Nikon CX was to gain a smaller capable system and use the crop factor to extend my DX zoom capability. I quite like my Nikon 1 system and still use it. Quite […]

Is the Olympus camera division on the ropes?

Is the Olympus camera division on the ropes? Several sites are reporting they might be forced to forgo their digital camera business. This has of course fired up the comments on various forums. Some in defence and others proclaiming m4/3 is dying. The situation isn’t helped by Panasonic deciding to change direction. So what’s the […]

It’s a balancing act

It’s a balancing act these days. My new found interest in Astrophotography has resulted in a new found interest in the weather. Keeping an eye out for clear nights is now something I do more often. The balancing bit comes in with fitting the odd clear night around family commitments. According to the weather forecast […]

Will DX become the new CX?

It took Nikon three years to kill off the 1 series, so will DX become the new CX? Nikon released their last 1 series camera in 2015. This year after all the speculation Nikon 1 owners were finally put out of their misery with the officially discontinued announcement. The lack of love for CX lenses […]

Where will Nikon stop?

Where will Nikon stop? With the 1 series and the Keymission discontinued will Nikon stop there or is a bigger repositioning coming? No this isn’t about their new mirrorless camera and teaser campaign. Nikon as well as other manufacturers have stated they want to sell more higher value items. It would appear the consensus is […]

Is the Nikon 1 series discontinued?

Is the Nikon 1 series discontinued? According to one German photography website it is, or more accurately Nikon have stopped production. I wrote a post here in March 2016 about the potential demise of the Nikon 1 system. There is a similar one here six months later. Here we are again. All Nikon 1 owners […]

Legacy Lenses – time to move on?

Legacy lenses are by one definition an old lens which can still fit on a current camera. Nikon actually use the same fitting from 1959 in their F mount lenses. The same physical fitting that is. A lot of people who had 35mm SLRs  may have kept the lenses and use them in some form […]

Is the Nikon 1 system still going?

A couple of interviews reported from Photokina suggest the Nikon 1 system is still going after all. There was no mention of another V series body, but Nikon claim to have a 10% share in certain markets with the J5. This is potentially good news for those of us using the system. Lets hope they […]

Will Nikon kill the 1 series?

Will Nikon kill the 1 series? It would appear that Nikon are giving as much love to the V series as they are to DX wide angle primes – not a lot. You really have to wonder if they will let the 1 series wither into obscurity with the release of the DL series compacts. […]