Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Out with the old...

It is time. I am selling my Nikon equipment and buying a micro four-thirds system.

My criteria for photo gear for years has been:
1) 8fps motor drive
2) Good low light performance
3) Fast lenses
4) Big, professional-looking cameras

Now, I'm updating that fourth criterion to read: Small, light camera system I can travel with.

As such, my Nikon gear goes up for sale 

Nikon D300s with Vertical Grip -- $450
100,000 shutter actuations

Nikon D300 with brand new shutter -- $300


Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8 G DX lens -- $135

Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 FX lens -- $85

The Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8 VR II ED lens I sold already, and the Tokina 11-16mm 1:2.8 I am giving to my lovely (soon to be) wife for use on her Nikon D7000.

I am replacing my Nikon gear with the Olympus OMD-EM10 and a grip of lenses that I hope will cover my basic needs.

The new gear will be:
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 body (black)
  • Olympus ECG-1 Grip
  • Olympus 15mm 1:1.8 body cap/lens (really excited about street photos with this)
  • Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm 1:1.8 prime (used)
  • Olympus 12-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 kit lens
  • Olympus 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 zoom
  • Plus a couple extra batteries


Whew! Reviews to come. If it sucks, I'll sell it and try something new.







Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Whiskey

This image has been stuck in my head for a couple days. I'm planning on making it into a card.

Finally got around to putting it together yesterday afternoon.


Aside from the glass not being particularly clean, I rather like it.

If it seems like I've taken some time off from shooting recently, that would be because I have. Not for any particular reason; I just haven't been "feeling it."

I might be back on the wagon though... the ideas are starting to flow again and I finally feel like shooting.

Cheers!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Camera Day Challenge: F/2

Shot everything for this particular camera day at F/2 on the One Lens to Rule Them All (50mm 1:1.8)

The official challenge was to shoot 100 frames. I did 130-something all told and kept what you see here.













Thursday, April 16, 2015

Exploding Kittens #KittenConsul Party!

Had a great time last night hosting the only Exploding Kittens Play-Testing party in Arizona! Thanks to The Framing Department for hosting us and to Exploding Kittens for allowing us to play and provide feedback!



Reading the rules

Dealing the cards

More reading the rules

First game: open hands so we can all learn!

Second game: now it's for real.



Having a great time!

Give me one of your cards!


Good choice

Winner of Competitive Play Game #1(She won a test deck to keep!)

Winner of Competitive Play Game #2 (She won a test deck to keep!)

BIG Game (final competitive game)

We... Can't... Reach....

Winner of Competitive Play Game #3 (She won a SECOND test deck to keep!)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kayaking East Clear Creek

Shout out to my buddy Zach for taking Kristen and me out to Clear Creek in Winslow, AZ for a day of kayaking! Shot everything on the POS Nikon Coolpix AW100




















A beautiful day in great company!