Cards on the table: I know next to nothing about steam locomotives (other than I know NOT to call them steam trains or else face the wrath of the steam enthusiasts), but undoubtedly there is a fascination about them that draws me back time and time again.
I'm not sure if it's the noise, the size, the recreation of a bygone age but whatever it is, there is something truly magnificent and even a little scary, about these magnificent beasts. My thoughts have been drawn to this
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
When Oscar Wilde famously said "I can resist everything but temptation" it's a safe bet he didn't have the Nikon D810 in mind but I like to think in a different time, he might have done so.
A while ago, I had one of these beautiful cameras with its massive 36 megapixel resolution on a full frame sensor but in a rash moment, sold it to finance a Nikon D750 and more glass. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Nikon D750 but I sorely miss the D810 and the ability to crop the imag