Upload & Sell: Off
Onward and upward!
Finally made the decision to break with Fuji and the XP1. Traded that kit and my D700 for a D800, which should be here today.
Interestingly, what finally put me over the top was a junket with my wife to an herb fair, where I took only the D700 and the 25-50 4 AI-s.Tethered with the R strap, it was comfortable to hold and shoot, and, mostly utilizing f8, a cinch to focus. My photos, while not good enough to post here, just blew me away. What a lens! Here is hoping it performs as well, or better, on the D800. (I love the 24-70 2.8 af, but it is so big and heavy compared to this one!)
Only downside is all the shots, while high in quality, look point and shoot, as they are shot at large apertures. This week we are leaving for Myrtle Beach, and I will take my 85 1.4 and 105 2.5 with me...
Side note: have read some bad press on the R strap and accidents with the connector (I added my camera and lens to my insurance policy!) Any comments on that, or tips for better straps, etc. would be appreciated.