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    They traveled with me. Now I shall travel with them.

    Its only fair. We have seen most we all wanted to see. Good friends.

    I removed them from storage. Dusted them off. Batteries are charging. They seem fine..on physical examination.

    We have not seen Vietnam!!, they murmured.

    My wife is off to South Africa. I am not a Safari person ( except for Mac ).

    Lets show the new ones ' how it is done ', they said. What's this about pixels?, said the 700. Just marketing, said the M8.

    Why not?, I replied. But first,we have to prepare. Fast!! Yes! Yes!!, we all shouted. We burst into a song..' a shooting we will go, a shooting we will go, Hey Ho...

    koffee & kamera
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    Re: They traveled with me. Now I shall travel with them.

    Have fun Rayyan - I still enjoy using the D700 or the Fuji X100 ( I never could afford a Leica) - and frequently wonder why we need newer and more...... at times it just seems....

    Look forward to seeing your pix!

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    Re: They traveled with me. Now I shall travel with them.

    Hi Swissblad.

    Thank you for your comments.

    The good news, the D700, fired right off..not missing a beat. The controls were where I loved them. SS, Aperture, ISO. Without taking one's eyes from the vf, I could control the whole process. Wonderful. The way cameras should be!

    The M8. No fuss. The 28 and the 75 focused like a charm. The b&w out of that would beat the crap out of most. Yes, my friend. That shall go.

    The bad news...the D700 is young. I seem to have grown old. 1 kg. My shoulders begun to hurt, after an hour. I am having second thoughts...just cannot see myself carrying it through a day, and the next and the next...

    So maybe I will just throw in the Df. Or as you indicate, just the Fuji X100s.

    I still have a few days to decide.

    Stay well and thanks.
    koffee & kamera
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    Re: They traveled with me. Now I shall travel with them.

    The D700 is indeed heavy. I sold mine for a good price. If I had any money, I would buy a Df to replace it. Until then, it's mostly those tiny m4/3 wonders for me and the D2Xs for when I want a real viewfinder to look through.

    Have a nice trip. Vietnam is a very photogenic place, and regardless how long you stay, you will want to extend the stay a few days more... or weeks. Have you been to Cambodia?

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    Re: They traveled with me. Now I shall travel with them.

    Jorgen, hope you are keeping well. Thank you for your comments. I can neither afford, nor want to possess the latest and the ' best '!

    Even the Fujis begin to loose their size advantage, for me, once I start exploring their pro lenses. While I love primes...zooms beckon for easier travel photography.

    Maybe, just a cam and a 50mm is what is meant for me.

    Kindest regards.

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    Have to agree Rayyan - once the compact mirrorless kit becomes as large as FX dSLR........

    Take your M8 and Df, a few small primes - and enjoy your new found freedom.

    On a recent trip to Venice, I used only the X100 - and sure it has its limitations - but it was a lot of fun.

    Bon voyage and have a great time
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    Re: They traveled with me. Now I shall travel with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Jorgen, hope you are keeping well. Thank you for your comments. I can neither afford, nor want to possess the latest and the ' best '!

    Even the Fujis begin to loose their size advantage, for me, once I start exploring their pro lenses. While I love primes...zooms beckon for easier travel photography.

    Maybe, just a cam and a 50mm is what is meant for me.

    Kindest regards.
    As I'm getting older, I'm increasingly happy with a 50mm or 50mm equivalent. If I'm getting a Df in the future, it will probably be to use with the Zeiss 21mm, a cheap 50mm and an 85 or 105mm. At the moment, theF6 is my "full frame", and a very good one at that

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