Current Gear.

Inspiration, Q&A

A few of you have expressed an interest in seeing this list 😉

So, here goes…


—Nikon D850.

—Nikon D500.


—Nikon 28mm f/1.4E.

—Nikon 200mm f/2.


I’ve been photographing with the D500 since May and with the D850 since September; the 28mm f/1.4 and 200mm f/2 lenses were also introduced in September.

The 28mm stays on the D850.

The 200mm stays on the D500.

The image quality from both set-ups is of a high calibre, to say the least.

Admittedly (and predictably) the one thing I’ve missed after all of these months is photographing with a rangefinder, but I think I have sorted that out.

(Hint: what’s old is new again.)

Happy New Year!



14 thoughts on “Current Gear.

  1. Well, now THAT’S settled, I think I’ll head on out to see the new Star Wars movie… again. Have a Happy New Year. 🙂

  2. Well, thank you for sharing. I do appreciate it, only out of admiration of your photos.

    “What’s old is new again”? I’m not real good at reading between the lines, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say you have (or will have) another M9.

    Thanks again.

    1. Thank you John, I’ve appreciated your patience.

      Without being too coy, I am currently evaluating a rangefinder but I don’t want to discuss it yet… not because I don’t want to discuss gear again, but because I don’t know yet if it’s functioning properly.

  3. Peter, thanks for sharing. I have been wanting to ask what you are using for gear but decided to respect your desire to keep it private. I also didn’t ask because I really do believe that it’s not the gear but the photographer. And your photography is consistently good regardless of the gear that you use. Since 2010, I have stayed with the M9 and two lenses (50 Lux ASPH Black Chrome edition and 35 Lux ASPH) not because I think I couldn’t get the images I want from other cameras but because I just like using a rangefinder and of course consider the M9 even with its drawbacks still special. However, I must confess that I do reflect from time to time about the M10 and its ISO capability. Happy New Year to you and your family, and I look forward to seeing your images in 2018.

    1. Thank you for respecting my wishes until I was ready to announce.

      As for the M9, it really is a special camera. I know you are tempted by the higher ISO capabilities of other cameras (I too have been in the past) but there is nothing you can’t photograph with an M9 and f/1.4 aperture lens. If it’s working for you, I would stick with it because it’s giving you a look that you can’t get with the M10 (or any other camera).

  4. Damn. I was rather enjoying your vow of silence! I’m also betting that there is one lens that you did not disclose here. 😉 Well, you have to have some secrets. Otherwise it’s no fun!

    1. I was enjoying my silence too but I feel recharged and ready to talk now.

      Your suspicions are wrong my friend. For the last 3 – 4 months I’ve only been using the 2 cameras and 2 lenses I’ve listed and > 90% if the time it’s only been the D850 + 28/1.4E.

      1. In all fairness, I don’t teenk you really confirmed the camera was actually scratching anything.

        …Just sayin’.


        Anyhoo, glad to hear you’re back kickin’ tires…a little too much “stability” around here for my tastes.

        Happy New Year to you and the gang…from all of us here at your sister site.

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