A new member of the family is always a fabulous reason to celebrate and this one is no exception. Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like you to meet our new arrival - my long awaited and eagerly anticipated, Nikon D850 body.
What is more it gives me a couple of weeks to get used to it before I go to Kuala Lumpur and Borneo! #NikonD850 #D850 #Nikon70200f28FLEDVR #ProfessionalphotographerBlackpool
We were looking forward to a well earned break in the sun (Gran Canaria to be exact). We generally stay at a private complex owned by friends of ours and so book flights independently. Our airline of choice for the trip to Gran Canaria has always been Monarch - they operate a modern fleet, comfortable extra leg-room seats (important for me) and fly from Manchester and are comparatively priced. Sadly, a couple of weeks ago they ceased trading leaving us without flight or our m
I'd wager that the vast majority of keen amateur and professional photographers have a 70-200 lens in their kit bag or something very similar. It covers a very useful range of focal lengths without stretching the bounds of high optical quality and practicality (weight, size etc) too far.
Over the years, Nikon has produced a number of versions of their classic 70-200mm lens most with a superb f/2.8 maximum aperture and a lighter (and cheaper) f/4 version. The latest 70-200mm
I just couldn't hold out any longer. I have ordered a new Nikon D850 plus battery grip from those great people at Wex Photographic. They are Nikon Pro dealers so as I am part of the Nikon Professional Service (NPS), I get priority service which means it should be in my hot sticky hands before too long.
I doubt I'll have it before the conference I am covering next week (but you never know), but I've a rather special event at the end of the month it would be perfect for. Come
Normally I am not one to be seduced by the lure of shiny new kit. Let's face it, the major manufacturers change models more often than many people change underwear and for many, new kit becomes nothing more than jewellery. They must have it just because it's the "latest thing". However, every now and then a new model comes along that really is a game-changer. I felt this when Nikon brought out the D3 model (the first dSLR that was capable of producing very low noise images at