I am truly blessed to have been able to visit Sankissa. It was a delightful experience.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
My reaction to it after all the build up is rather underwhelming. Nikon had this great chance to score a slam dunk but all they have done is a rework up of the Nikon D4 sensor in a faux-'retro' body.
The advantages of retro, in my opinion have been glossed over favoring form rather than function.
My ideal Nikon DF would have been a DSLR with
- No in-built AF motor. Low cost, Non-AI lens support, support for people with AF-S lenses and manual lenses. Screw drive lenses used in program manual mode.
- A D4 Sensor: Good for older lenses
- A F3 viewfinder: My biggest problem with the DF. The viewfinder is the same as the D800 and D600 (0.76X mag). The eye point is a paltry 15 mm. There is absolutely nothing that makes it easier to use manual focus nikkor lenses on this DSLR. How can a retro DSLR be retro if it wont make using Manual Lenses any easier. If only Nikon had handled this, I would have brought this camera.
- Only one SD card slot. Having used the D600, two SD card slots should be standard.
- Price is too high and the product is not, in my opinion premium enough.
Friday, October 18, 2013
I just found out, through a process of trial and error, that the paper back version of Amitav Ghosh's, 'The Shadow Lines' makes for a magnificent fly swatter (the Penguin publishers India version). And I have a few Musca domestica caracases to prove it.
Just trying to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword.