As a photographer, there is nothing more important than being able to reveal your photographic soul through your images. Sometimes we get caught up in quite meaningless aspects of photography. The amount of money we spend on camera gear. The size of the sensors in our cameras. Our choice of lenses. The software programs we use in post. Comparisons of trivial differences between pieces of kit. While these things may help us create our images, they are not integral parts of our photographic soul.
We may be entering an age of accelerated product discontinuation as camera sales continue to be hammered by economic and societal factors. Where does this all lead?
Over the past couple of years, there certainly has been a lot of product development going on in the full frame segment of the camera business. This article discusses my full frame camera transition. This posting is not about why I bought into the full frame format, but rather the exact opposite. It’s about my decision to sell all of my full frame camera gear back in July 2015, and why I haven’t regretted that decision for even a second.
This article discusses three pivotal photographic moments in my career. Many of us have had these types of experiences in various areas of our lives. My three pivotal photographic moments discussed in this article will be different than the ones that you may have experienced. The intent of this article is not to suggest that anyone should do what I did. Or to interpret photography in the same way that I do. It is simply to share the growth and learning that has occurred for me as a result of my pivotal photographic moments.
Just over 8 years ago Nikon launched the Nikon 1 series of cameras. The last new camera model was the J5 which came to market in April 2015. As we all know, the product line was discontinued by Nikon in July 2018. The end of Nikon 1 did not come as a surprise to most people. All kinds of criticism has been heaped on Nikon regarding this product line and its demise. Lately I’ve been wondering if Nikon 1 was simply ahead of its time.
As part of our plans to refocus our business we have been working on a number of website changes including the name of our site. These have now been implemented. This article provides readers with an overview of these website changes and the rationale behind them.
I appreciate that many Nikon 1 users are still lamenting the discontinuation of the product line. So am I. We need to accept that it is… what it is. Nothing is going to bring Nikon 1 back. All of us can take pleasure in using the Nikon 1 gear that we still have and celebrate its capabilities when we capture unique images with it. This article discusses using Pro Capture compared to Nikon 1.
I’ve had a few readers inquire about buying or selling Nikon 1 gear. I thought it may be useful to publish a short article on this subject so readers can share their experiences and ideas about the best ways to buy or sell Nikon 1 gear. Continue reading Buying or Selling Nikon 1 Gear
It certainly has been interesting to hear from a wide range of Nikon 1 owners during the past few months since the Nikon 1 system was discontinued. I’ve received numerous emails from many existing owners who are adding to their Nikon 1 kits as a future proofing strategy. Perhaps surprisingly, I’ve also been getting quite a few emails from people who have only recently discovered the Nikon 1 system and are buying into it while new and used gear is still available. Since a number of people have been asking me what I’ve been up to with my gear, I thought it would be timely to provide readers with a Nikon 1 kit update of my own. Continue reading Nikon 1 Kit Update
The Nikon 1 product line was recently removed from the Nikon Japan website and the products are listed as ‘old product’ which may mean that the product line is being discontinued. Continue reading Nikon 1 Listed as Old Product in Japan