Shouldn't your signature line be "I'm pretty sure my last words are going to be "Honest, it wasn't THAT much!"
WHOA! Checked the image count upon receiving today ....... 48!Actually ......... I got it at a very reasonable price (well reasonable to me)!
There is a hell of a difference in weight between the D5xx and D7xxx/D8xxx series cameras that's for sure.Lung disease and landscape photography doesn't always work well together. Sometimes the slightest (to normal people) exertion is more than I can handle for more than a few minutes. 'Course, I didn't think about this 5 years ago when I got my Nikon D810 and Tamron's version of the holy trinity of zoom lenses - heavy camera and heavy glass. Carrying that around in a bag is tough enough, but curling the camera and lens up to my eye a bunch of times on an outing trying to find a good composition can be quite a workout.
I didn't want to give up the D810, but there have been lots of times I would find it was too much to go out with that gear. So recently I decided to look for a smaller, lighter camera that I could attach one of my lenses to and take only that setup on an outing. If I found something worthy, I could always go back with the D810 and tripod at a later time.
The camera I sold to help get me the D810 was a Nikon D5300 and I liked that camera a lot. That's why I decided to get the D5600. It has been much easier to carry around. I usually attach my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 (an equivalent of 36-105mm on the crop sensor) and have a SpiderLight hand strap attached to prevent accidental drops (I have the first gen SpiderPro hand strap on my D810 and love it). My tripod stays in the Jeep, so it's handy if I need it, but that tends to be far more exertion - walking back to the Jeep to get it, then set it up - than I can muster on the average day.
I've had the D5600 for only a short time, but it has allowed me to go out shooting more often. It was a good decision, I think.
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La Niña Negra is one seriously cool looking piece of machinery.After nine and a half years of living in Sony camp, yesterday I crossed to the dark side: I got me LA NIÑA NEGRA, a Fuji XE2 in black with 27mm f2.8 lens, to replace my dying Sony RX100 mk1 as a compact and lightweight all-around travelling camera. I'm awaiting a M39 adapter too, as I suspect that pairing it with my Jupiter 8 50mm f2 might also work very well, still keeping everything portable and sweet.
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A truly sweet-looking pair, Tony!My humble collection of Red Dot Cameras. As I've mentioned previously, the little Pen F 38mm 1.8 is the only item I kept from the great purge. I only kept my GX9 a few months, but I very much liked the way the Pen F 38 rendered on that camera, and I expect it will be equally nice on the digital Pen F, a camera I rented once about 4 years ago. Mine arrived yesterday, along with the Oly 17mm 1.8. The camera only has 400 shutter snaps. The X30 arrived last week. The gloom and chill that has gripped us for a couple of weeks has finally eased, and I'm looking forward to getting back out in the woods with my gear.
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Have a link to his profiles?......Here's a sample jpeg from a modified colour profile I set up (copied shamelessly from its brilliant author, the English photographer R. Cleveland Aaron, a current Olympus 'Visionary' who has used his own Pen F rather inventively)--........
The Pen is fun. So far I have found very little use for the Art and CRT positions on the dial. But I use the Mono and have been working on / trying to find a Classic Chrome color setting.......And, did I mention .... I find the shooting experience rather fun, in a playful way. So much so that I also parted with another truly fine camera, my R1xR which, in spite of an arguably superior Zeiss lens and brilliant image-making capabilities, didn't (for me at least) have the same addictive-want-to-reach-for-it-and-go-out-shooting qualities that this little Pen does.
I'm still shooting RAW + JPeg. The only real problem I've had with using the creative dial is I mainly use LR for processing. With the creative / mono modes I end up taking the RAWs into Olympus Workspace and saving off the RAWs as TIFs to bring them into LR. It has the advantage of allowing me all the same options I have in camera, the downside is it adds another step and file......The part that is really surprising me, though, is - so far I've only been shooting in-camera-processed jpeg's (via Olympus's irritatingly clever Color Profile system complete with that fake-old-Leica-look front dial) and (I never, ever thought I would admit this, but) it's kind of fun to have a camera to just shoot jpeg's with.......
Here is a link to some of R. Cleveland Aaron's images -Have a link to his profiles?
If you find one which you really like, please let me know.The Pen is fun. So far I have found very little use for the Art and CRT positions on the dial. But I use the Mono and have been working on / trying to find a Classic Chrome color setting.