Tag: equipment

Easy as floating on the lake.

I used to sell all of my used camera equipment on eBay; however, as fleaBay evolved, they became more and more buyer-centric, almost to the point where the seller had no protection from unscrupulous buyers. You’d sell, then in order to get your money, you had to have proof of delivery and then positive feedback from the buyer. If the buyer did not provide any feedback, you’d have to wait 10 days or so to get your money. Should the…

Bag sized

There are plenty of jokes around about women who go shopping for shoes, but then when they get the shoes, need a new bag, clothes, and accessories to go along with them. I wonder if photographers are not similar. It seems like that I’m always in the market for a new bag, a specific bag, the right bag for the occasion. Now, since I have an Olympus E-M1 and an E-M5 AND I want to take both of them with…

Tombstone, AZ As I review my photos, I get a laugh sometimes. Before I went to Arizona, I got into the same ‘conversation’ in my head about which camera to take. Finally, I squashed all of that chatter and decided to take the Nikon P-510 and my Olympus 35 LC, a circa 1967 film rangefinder and that’s what I did. The main reason was because of portability and the low hassle factor. At no point did I regret the decision…

I got an email just a little while ago introducing the Nikon D600, a 24.3 MP, FX camera for $2,099, body only. It was interesting that Nikon skipped from D300 to D700 and is now working backwards. Hmmmm, I wonder what will be the D500 and D400? Of course, it looks like a scaled down D800, smaller, fewer features, fewer pixels; however, this makes sense, considering production runs. Might as well hit both sides of the market. The interesting thing…

Ohhhhhhh….. bubbles … I have it on good authority from other photographers that you cannot have too many cameras. I’m staring to believe that … perhaps I’ve believed it all along, but just didn’t care to admit it. Before I begin, I must say that I must stay away from Earl Moore. That guy always has the latest gadgets, toys, and cameras. I can’t keep up. LOL! When Earl, Monte, and I were sitting down chatting at Olive Garden, we…

I’ve been thinking about this off and on, particularly when I look at the demise of my D2x as it sits, seemingly discarded, in one corner of the room. It rarely sees any use; however, it is still quite a capable camera. I know that quite a few of you will be able to chime in on this. It’s a curiosity of mine. When you buy new photographic equipment, specifically a new camera body, what do you do with the…