DSLR's kick ass!

As the whole photographic world seemingly goes headlong into mirrorless and small is beautiful, for at least half of my gear (excluding my Nikon 1 adventures of course) I seem to be going the other way. Back to DSLR's with my trusty D800E and its new APS-C baby sibling, the D7100. I've decided that the image quality (and size) is just too good to ignore. I've found a reasonable solution to the weight issue and have bought myself three primes. The two shown below, the 28mm f/1.8G and 85mm f1.8G and a recently arrived 50mm f/1.8G replacement for my favourite 50mm f/1.8D.




I also thought it might be a nice idea to see what the Nikon sensors can do with some quality polycabonate, plastic and glass in front of them. The two lenses above are quite large, but surprisingly light. And they are both seriously sharp. I've called Nikon the best lens maker on the planet and these lenses just confirm that for me. 

So not sexy, old-hat really, and suitable for us dinosaur photographers to mash our backs. But if you're more interested in jaw-dropping images leaping off the screen at you, rather than fiddling about with a style statement then these are just the thing. Next few days promises some sun and I'll be putting them through their paces. Test shots indicate I'm going to really enjoy that.