Camera Quote #268

Nikon F2AS

Nikon F2AS

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

Dorothea Lange
1895 – 1965


Paul Revere Quote #267

An American Revolutionary Patriot's tomb

An American Revolutionary Patriot’s tomb

“The British are coming!”


His most famous quote was fabricated.
Paul Revere never shouted the legendary phrase later attributed to him (“The British are coming!”) as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Furthermore, colonial Americans at that time still considered themselves British; if anything, Revere may have told other rebels that the “Regulars”—a term used to designate British soldiers—were on the move.

S.O.S.! Which Nikon FX body to buy? #266

The line up of the Nikon DX bodies are far more logical right now than the FX bodies — Good (D3x00), Better (D5x00), Best (D7x00).

In contrast, the Nikon FX bodies are a rather confusing mess. If you buy one body and you’re not in the market for the D4 or D4s, do you buy the D610, the D800, the D800E,  the D810 the Df  or the D750?

More than two years after Nikon introduced  the 36MP Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E, it has consolidated the 800-series with the release of a new camera, the Nikon D810. It is an evolutionary upgrade of the D800 line.  The most significant change is the removal of the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) which means no anti-aliasing and, therefore, sharper images should be a given as a result. Also it has a native sensitivity of ISO 64 and a 9 MP sRaw format.

Enter the 24MP,  51-point AF system, 6.5 fps, tilting LCD screen  Nikon D750 into the picture. Maybe this is my next camera? Perhaps the true replacement of the venerable Nikon D700?  The following site is an excellent early review of Nikon D750.

Here are the advantages of this camera:

  • Tiny, compared to the D3s
  • Featherlight, compared to the D3s
  • Perfect ergonomic fit and grip for my hands
  • Incredible AF in all light
  • Incredible dynamic range
  • D3s level high ISO ability!
  • Wide exposure compensation range: +/- 5
  • Balances well with 24, 35 and 85 1.4G primes
  • Fast shooting, great buffer with the right card
  • Tilting screen will come in handy
  • Fast Live View
  • SD cards are cheap as chips
  • Excellent User Mode profiles
  • Highly customisable
  • Built-in WiFi (so handy)
  • 2.5K shots on a 64GB card
  • Good battery life (similar to D3s)

Any idea? Which one would you buy?