Laurent, one of the blog’s most faithful readers, suggested I got up on the large wooden beams supporting the barn’s roof, to get pictures are cool new angles. Well, Laurent, I couldn’t really do that. There’s nothing low enough to pull myself up there, and the few lower spots where I could possibly have sat would probably have upsetted the ponies if they’d seen somebody in a place they’re not accustomed to. As it turned out, Marla even took a bad fall when her mare got spooked by… a loose hen 😉
Bad, because it makes for boring, repetitive posts, and good, as it displays the NEX7’s ability to deliver technically good pictures, regardless of conditions.
Some of the odler girls came and inquired about the camera. “When you take the shot”, she asked, “it comes out clean right away ?”. I had no idea what she was talking about. I made her reformulate but still wasn’t sure what her question was. I chose to show her instead. I picked up a 1/40s shutter speed and let her see how the ponies’ legs were blurry with motion. Then I kicked it up to 1/100s and showed her they were sharp. She got the idea.
Eclaire had a new, slighter more severe bit, along with a German noseband today (whenever you read “German” about equine equipment, you can safely assume it’s “tougher”, lol). To try to give Marla a smidge more control over her
So, Jan 30th. The Fuji XT-1 has been announced, previewed, and is making quite a splash. Olympus’s own entry-level E-M10 has been pretty much darwed and all but totally overshadowed by the Fuji announcement. I do find the E-M10 much more appealing than either the Spartian E-M5, or ass ugly E-M1, though. Probably one very capable little body to carry in a cargo pocket with a 25/1.8 prime permanently glued on it (by next Christmas price should have settled down very nicely as well…). What is the f#ck Sony doing ? Who knows.. I suspect they’re waiting for CP+ in mid February to come out with the NEX 6/7 successor. By then my XT-1 will be pre-ordered and getting closer by the day. Sure, I’ll most likely try the new Sony as well, unless the form factor is so screwed up I don’t even want to. But let’s not be unnecessarily pessimistic here. As we say in French, “le pire n’est jamais sûr” (don’t ever count on worst) 😉