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Nikon D800e July 2012

Picked up my Nikon D800 28th March ( the ‘E’ version was not being shipped yet)  and what a marvellous thing it is – scary but if you treat this camera with respect and dignity it will give you images that are really very  good. There’s been a lot of forum discussion about the D800E and that it was going to be all sorts of trouble but my friends at NPS lent me one for a few days to test.   And boy, oh, boy its fabulous!  The naysayers and camera forum junkies need to take a cold bath or possibly get out and use one of these cameras.

I spent a bit of time around The Rocks area in Sydney trying very hard to get the camera to produce Moire and wacko imaging artefacts but I couldn’t find any problems at all!

These 2 images below were made with my very loved Nikkor 24mm PC lens in good light.

The files are fantastic but this new D800 is not a point and shoot!

 

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CEPIC May 15th – 18th 2012

I travelled to London in May to attend the CEPIC congress representing the interests of Australian photographers. CEPIC has been mostly dealing with Picture Libraries but want to expand their representation and get the people that actually create the imagery involved with this congress.  My colleagues Gene Mopsik and Judy Herman at ASMP were asked by CEPIC to put on a full days program that was called ”photocentric day”. They wanted to get an internationally broad spectrum of people involved, so with some funding support from the CAL cultural fund and the AIPP, I travelled to the UK.  Along with spending 3 days with 600+ delegates from around the world I spoke on 2 panels at the conference on the future of the professional photographer – quite a challenge!

I made this picture while on the stage! so there’s a couple not in shot – but here we have L-R Eugene Mopsik (ASMP), Bill Bush (the Premier League), Phillipe Schlienger (UPP), Dominin McGonigal (C8 Associates).   Others on the panel, not in shot were myself, Mike Watson (club footie) and moderator Judy Hermann (ASMP).

And along with the CEPIC congress, also spent time meeting with reps of some other professional photography organisations.