Welcome 2015, Pictures and Consolidation

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 | No Comments

I realise that I have taken a longer break than the usual few weeks, but it has been well worth it for me. I have had a very busy end to 2014 and a pretty brutal start too 2015 in the office. I have not really updated this blog since my November 2014 review post, with the exception of a few background tweaks and updates. I was away, overseas for half of December (pictures to come) and since returning I have been taking a few pictures here and there as well as more importantly making some tough decisions.

First up, lets start 2015 with some pictures.

Winding up 2014 are some quick snaps of my gift to myself, the pretty cool Swatch Sistem51.

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Whilst in the mood I also captured a few images of a watch that has been sitting around for awhile but unworn.

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Then I kicked off 2015 with a drive down the south coast of NSW.

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Followed by some street shots.

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Finally, as a last ditch effort to prepare myself for the return to the office I took the weekend away to indulge in good food and the fresh air of the Blue Mountains.

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I know this is dragging onto a long post but I did mention some difficult decisions have been made. This was in the form of my kit and my future directions. For a long time I have been able to add to my arsenal with little trimming and over the last 24 months I have changed from having a very Nikon F focused “total” system to diversifying into different brands and mounts. I added the Nikon CX (Nikon 1), Sony/Minolta A-mount, Micro FourThirds, Leica M-mount, Pentax K-mount, M42 and finally the Sony E-mount. With so many different platforms and a dizzying number of adapters I have found that I need to consolidate so with some regret I have sold off the Micro FourThirds and Pentax K-mount elements of my kit. I have also decided to freeze my Nikon F and Nikon CX kits, as both these kits are well balanced with few holes left. My investment in Sony/Minolta A-mount has grown, but I will most likely avoid adding to this system as I would be duplicating the lenses in my Nikon F kit. I will be concentrating on the Sony E-mount and Leica M-mount, with emphasis on the Leica M-mount as it will provide better utility. With M42 I am not sure if I will sell off the few lenses I have, it is compatible with the E-mount and A-mount and I have adapters for both, but at the same time I am more likely to use my Nikon F-mount lenses on the E-mount A7 and my M42 lenses duplicate focal lengths I already have in Nikon F.

This was a long post, but I assure you that there will be more pictures to come, and hopefully I will be able to post more often.

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