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Nikon Df: the plastic not-so-fantastic

The silver and black Df sample in the display case had the new Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens attached. My first impression was how much larger the Df was than I though it would be. I was picturing something along the lines of the original Nikon F series. Instead, it was every bit as large as the D610 sitting next to it, albeit with lots of retro-looking pointy sharp corners.

Olympus OM-D DIY Sugru eyecup

Being a handy guy and happening to have a sample kit of Sugru laying around, I decided to make a go at creating a DIY semi-permanent rubber eyecup for my Olympus OM-D. Sugru, if you didn’t know, is an air curing rubber compound that is moldable like clay and then dries to a hard rubber consistency overnight. It sticks to just about anything but can typically be removed cleanly from smooth surfaces. Following is a step-by-step of what I did to create my own DIY OM-D eyecup.

Keen no more

This photo taken at 10:12am in Milan, Italy on April 23, 2013 represents the precise point in time when I vowed never to buy another pair of Keen shoes. That’s my 3rd pair of Keen Boston shoes in the trash can in my hotel room.

Epic Olympus E-M5 OM-D User Review

To me the Olympus OM-D marks the tipping point where the Micro Four Thirds format made the leap from a good idea in theory to a good idea in practice.

OM-D OMG!!!

If you have done similar research, and as evidenced by the photo at the top of this post, you surely know that there was only one camera choice for me: the remarkable new Olympus E-M5 OM-D. So, right after Christmas I ordered up an OM-D along with an Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens and Panasonic’s 14mm f/2.5 and 20mm f/1.7 pancake lenses. Over the first 3 weeks I have already logged over 2,000 shots on the OM-D and have sold my 30D kit on eBay. I can tell you that the OM-D is really quite an amazing camera system.