Author Archives: Peter | Prosophos

Nikon to Leica to Nikon.

Ever since I sold my Leica gear last year, I’ve had many of you write to ask me whether I’ve regretted my decision.

Even within the last 24 hours, one of my dear readers contacted me to inquire about the very same thing.  The short answer is: no, I haven’t regretted it… not for a second.

On a related note, I just wrote a response to a fellow photographer, Donald Barnat, in the comments section of one of my posts (a micro-review of the Nikon 28/1.4E) that I think summarizes my current thinking on this issue.

The response is here.

(Incidentally, Mr. Barnat has recently written a wonderful review of the Nikon 58/1.4G — check it out if you’re in the mood for great street photography, insightful thinking, and very eloquent prose!)

—Peter.

 

 

North Toronto A’s (June 17, 2018 – 60 images).

 

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

The Essence of Baseball 1, 2, 3

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

Flora.

↑ Nikon D850+ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 E FL ED VR.

Nikon 105/1.4… for sale?

 

I must admit I can’t quite figure this out, but I’m not “feeling the love” for the Nikon 105/1.4 despite the overwhelming popularity and critical acclaim of this lens.

It might be because I recently re-acquired the 70-200/2.8E zoom and now the focal length is redundant.  It might be because I genuinely enjoy the flexibility of the zoom.  Or, it might be because the “bokeh thing” is not enough to entice me to stay with another exotic lens.

Either way, I don’t think I want to keep the 105/1.4.

Somebody convince me otherwise.

—Peter.

Trainspotting.

↑ Nikon D850+ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 E FL ED VR.

Mixed traffic.

This is a test shot.

My new D500 (which was replaced under warranty) might be sold to subside this Nikon zoom (I really missed the flexibility and quality of the 70-200mm f/2.8E).

Edit (June 14): I’m not sure I want to part with my D500.

—Peter.

↑ Nikon D850+ Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 E FL ED VR.

In local news…

Due to unforeseen circumstances (an injury), there will be no baseball images of G posted for a few months.

—Peter.

The Pitcher.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Baseball, Her.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Natural.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G.

Up.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G.

The moment before.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G.

Relaxing.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G.

Mayn’t.

Mayn’t = may not.

I just invented a new word.

It’s what I do.

—Peter.

The Garden Portrait.

A candid moment.

Technical:  f/2.2 | 1/125 sec | ISO 80.

—Peter.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G.

The Road Ahead Portrait.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 28mm f/1.4 E.