I have way too many interests and they include: Photography, My 2014 Mustang, Military History, Strategy Games, Computer Devices, Science Fiction, Movie Buff, Bad Science Fiction Movies of all types, Military Strategy Game Collector, Nikon Film Camera Collector, WWI 1/144 scale Plane collector, Wings of Glory and more... :). Nikon NPS Member. Professional Photographer.
Underwhelming release. Reminds me of the D810. Not quite enough there for me to care. If you are buying a new D5, then this is a great new improvement.
I think the problem here is that Nikon needs to manage these announcements more carefully. This is an improvement on an existing camera rather than some exciting new release. I think if you advertise it as a new release, you piss off all the Media Mouth Pieces who just like to shred Nikon when they take a mini step forward.
It has some nice features, but hardly anything to label it a new camera or set the expectations everyone had and was expecting. I think they should have called this a D5S or D5X, certainly not a 6.
In Toronto, they will shoot them dead. Nice price to pay for idiots who don't get it. The innocent "wild animals" pay for human stupidity. Not much you can do, the City has come out to talk to them. They don't care. I have seen them both, one looks a little "troubled", the other is just a privileged idiot in a BMW SUV. Jason knows them way better than I do, he has run into them a number of times. There is no talking to them.
I have a cemetery nearby that is connected to a huge greenbelt. Because there are so many holes in the fence due to erosion, the deer have access. Lucky me. At times, you can get some wonderful pictures of them.
The sad thing is, there are a couple of loons in the area who have made them too used to people by feeding them. I actually saw one nutcase petting a WILD DEER! He is used to her because she always feeds him.
Anyway, I digress. I am just saying, these deer are not that afraid. They keep a safe distance but it is not hard to walk up pretty close. You just have to be slow and look away occasionally while they forage.
Nikkor 500mm f5.6E VR PF
- this is very quickly becoming the new love of my life!
I have a very good friend who was a former photographer and a very, very creative one at that. He used to have a nice studio in Toronto and did some work for me in my Computer days.
We got together for dinner earlier in the evening and I asked him to take my portrait, just to immortalize the beard. I have to shave it this week due to images for Drivers License and Health Card. No fancy lighting, we used what was available, which wasn't much. The backdrop is a bare wall.