Plan C?


The way things are going and the more mistakes I discover my (soon to be ex) accountant has made, I'll be lucky at this rate to end up with a second hand GF2 and kit lens!! I won't go into specifics but this years tax bill is moving into Willie Nelson territory, though I doubt I'll be able to knock off an album and pay it off!

I'm now actually considering a two camera outfit whose virtue is that its cheap, so that I can sell everything else to keep the Inland Revenue happy. Things are somewhat downbeat here at the moment since I'm off for checks tomorrow to try to find out why I've had some non-debilitating but annoying flu-type bug for the last 9 weeks. (Which probably goes some way to explaining the "tone" of some of my recent posts)

However its not all doom and gloom, as yesterday the sun came out and I was able to get some winter landscapes. For this I used my Sony NEX-6, Sigma 19mm f/2.8 and Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 m-mount lenses.






It was nice to get out and forget about P60's, sorting through invoices and coughing for a bit, and the light as you can see was rather nice. The frozen landscape was a nice change from the Glastonbury type mud that has been so common recently and it was a pleasure to walk across fields without sinking up to my knees! Landscape photographers do it in wellies!!

The two camera outfit I have in mind, assuming of course I don't get any more financial shocks, is a NEX-7, NEX-6, Sigma 19mm and 30mm, Sony 16-50mm (Yes THAT one) and the Voigtlander m-mount 90mm. This means no Nikon, no Sigmas, no m4/3. 

I will of course be seeing how things go and nothing is as yet finalised, but it may well be that for the next year I will have to work with a somewhat restricted set of options, which will be interesting, if not particularly exciting, and I guess focus my attention on what is actually the most important thing, making photographs. 

Once again I'm impressed by just how good the Sigma 19mm lens is. Considering I got it for £99 (About my limit from now on it seems!!) its a great lens and with this the 30mm, the DP Merrills and the 35mm f/1.4, Sigma are on a bit of roll. On my Sigma's, firstly I wish my "financial advisor" had dropped her bombshell before I'd bought the DP1 Merrill, and secondly I will be trying everything I can to keep them, though its not looking good at the moment. I would suggest that some "creative" accounting is in order, but since thats what got me into this position, maybe thats not such a good idea!!

Anyway, onwards and upwards, and if I do end up with a two camera NEX outfit, I will of course still be able to come up with the goods. I've done it before and I'll do it again, and to be honest my camera shelf has been looking a bit ridiculous lately. Full of temptation, but ridiculous!!

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