There that’s a shock, but don’t fear the photography goes on, just adjusting the tool kit so that it fits more with what I’m aiming for. The gear that’s going is in part not used nearly enough, but there are things I need which I haven’t got. 1 thing is higher resolution. The D3s does a great job, as does the D700, but when I’m editing I get annoyed at some of the results I get. The picture is composed, lit, balanced right, but when I get down to it the pixels are visible. So a D800 is required, it gives me almost
medium format quality and it’s a very similar set up to the existing gear. In addition to the big DSLR change, I need something small, light and stealthy for opportunist or drive by shooting! So Fuji X-pro 1 welcome aboard and maybe an Olympus OM -D.
That completes the holy trinity, a top notch DSLR, a Leica with a different name, and a tiny weatherproof DSLR with more different quality lenses available from Olympus, Panasonic and Leica themselves than anyone could want. As for the lenses that are going, well they rarely get used. The 50, 14-24, 24-70, and 28-300 cover all the bases brilliantly, and if I need anything for a particular job I can just hire it in for the duration.
As for my current treatment, it’s all going very well. I’ll update at the weekend as to where things are in more detail. Be assured that once I’m clear to work again I’ll be out there with a vengeance. I’ve got a few plans up my sleeve that will put the new gear to good use with some exciting projects.
Check out the Printspace http://www.theprintspace.co.uk/. marketplace for listings if you are interested in buying any of it, we can haggle a bit