It’s been a long time since I’ve written for the blog. With PMA fast approaching I’m hoping to get started again.
A variety of things have happened since November 10th:
The photo industry went to sleep. What a boring couple of months we just got. With Photokina in the 2nd half of the year, it might be boring for a while still.
My future with Leica’s M9 went from inevitably-imminent to definitely-evitable. It was forcibly dropped off the radar. It’s the problem with such large numbers.
As a side-effect of (2) I got tired of shooting film again. It’s considerably more work for generally worse results. Without an M9 dangling in front of the Ikon, the interest fizzled away.
Back to the D700 now, marching to 20000 clicks soon. Also looking at that ZF 21mm Distagon T* seriously again. The 1.0 version, I don’t find the price premium of the 2.0 is justified.
With my return to Nikon and reduced spending cap, I’m starting to get excited about the D700X rumors. I’ll be sorely tempted if we see 25MP and 1080p show up for less than half the price of an M9.
Let's hope for an interesting PMA despite Canon's skipping it.