Fall is in the air
As summer comes to a close, once again I am going to search for a way to update my blog and my exposure site with my images and words. I have a number of photo essays in the pipeline along with some exciting new photo workshop opportunities to talk about.
Gear is always a part of my photography life, no matter how much I wish it wasn't. After a year of trying to come to grips with the complexities of the Sony A7rii, I have finally given up and moved on. While the IQ from the little beast of a camera was beautiful, I could just never come to grips with the number of buttons and the overall complexity of the menus. If I put the camera down for more than a few weeks and then picked it back up again for a shoot, I found myself lost in the myriad of menu options. So, in the end, the Sony is gone.
I have now been playing with the Leica SL for two weeks, and will make a decision shortly on how or if that camera can meet my needs. The IQ from the camera is classic Leica and their is no doubt that paired with M glass it is a dream to shoot. However, the size, weight and cost of additional SL glass is definitely a liability. More on that shortly.
This past week, Nikon has announced the release of the D850. As a long time Nikon photographer I have been rooting for them for some time. The D800 and D810 were two of the finest cameras I have ever shot with. To this date, the images I captured with those cameras are some of my favorites of all time. With that in mind, I took the plunge and put a pre-order in for the D850. Having been privy to some early thoughts on this camera, I believe it is going to be a blockbuster unit for Nikon. I am definitely looking forward to putting it through its paces. More to come once that unit ships.