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 […]

Fuji film won’t go full frame

Several websites have reported that Fujifilm won’t go full frame. Apparently the news has come about after Photokina. I hope they stick to that philosophy. I tried Fujifilm for a while with an XE-1 and the 18-55 lens. It wasn’t too bad but for various reasons I ended up selling it and the 50-230 XC […]

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 […]

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 […]