Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Bring On The Dancing Girls
I took Gail and my brother Tony to the Focus On Imaging photographic trade show at Birmingham's NEC. A photographers' paradise. Everything you could ever need for your favourite hobby. Tony, who's come over from Australia for a visit obviously couldn't go mad because of the weight limit of his suitcase. But he did but a new tripod, which fortunately could fold up small enough to fit inside. In fact we all bought tripods. I also treated myself to a speedlight flashgun. Gail meanwhile went a bit mad and splashed out on a new camera. She bought a Nikon D7000. Body only, as she can share my lenses, as I have a D90. I've now given her my 18-105mm lens, as I bought myself a Tamron 18-270mm at Christmas. The Nikon family expands!
Of course I took my camera along, as you never know whats going to be happening at these events. Somehow Gail and I didn't think it was as good as last years. Can't quite put my finger on why. There were some highlights though, such as a couple of 1970's style go-go dancers promoting a new Olympus camera. It's the OM-D. Another in the current craze of retro-designed digital cameras, which may have started with the Panasonic GF1 or Leica M8, and now includes the Fuji X100 and Pentax Q. Here's a shot of one of the girls strutting her stuff.