Camera Porn...tech lust, yes I know..a few posts back I warbled on about how technology takes precedence over thinking and I'll stick by it. Nice to have the shiny precious in your bag, that little silica gel bag still fresh no bumps or scuffs, spend half the day stroking it and the other half showing it off...yep it's nice to have something like that and I'm getting to the stage where i need a permanent back up/ main new camera body... now not so long ago when I did weddings and the 'social' side of this photography lark...yes suck it in 'I DID WEDDINGS' well I used to go on the buy it now section of that ebay and get a body or kit use it and then stick it back on after the job was done...far cheaper that renting and I think over the years I did it..broke even or thereabouts..try it you just have to be sharp and frosty well anyway I have been on a wander looking for what I should do kit wise to keep me in the game for the next 3 or 4 years so if I was looking for something new I'd be hankering after a Nikon Df supposed to have the same sensor as the D4 and no video but in a chunky mechanicalesque body, suits me but probably a yabadabadoo price tag. Still get moisty eyed when I think back to buying my 'made from girders' Nikkormat FT2 with its unburstable 50mm f2 on the front back in '75...was that nearly 40 years ago... from a camera shop in West Brom that was near my old college's art block..okay less of the good old days...and the other way I've been thinking of doing is going over to the Fuji X-Pro1 system..until this morning that is when rumour has it that production has stopped, warehouses are being cleared and the X Pro-2 will be amongst us next year. Now I'm also an ex Fuji boy having cut my digital teeth on the magnificent Fuji S3 and stepping back a few more years I had the Fuji GSW 690 now that was one of the crispest image making machines known to man especially as I had the SW version...mmmmmm..I've just gone a bit sepia toned.... but you know what..even after all this lusting and slathering over new tech the one camera body I'd get to add to my kit is...a Nikon D700...it does everything I want and survives everthing I throw at it and 12 mpix is more than enough for my clients hmmmm but a Nikon DF...hmmmmm
Phone contact is up and I can upgrade to the OMFG Nokia 1020..but...I won't until after next week as I jaunt around Europe and see which way the wind is blowing...it will be more than fun if not a wee bit scary..life changing it might well be... I seem to be typing in Yoda..many coffees I will now drink yeeeessss...
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...