The other kind of shooting…0
neil posted in Neil, Links of the week on December 5th, 2007
Ken Rockwell bolted a nikon 24mm combat lens onto his brand new D3. I wondered what this was, so googled it. By chance I found someone else who switched from a Nikon D70 to a professional Canon body. My Nikon made three years and is now in the shop for a new shutter. His D70 made seven months but then again, he was in combat at the time. He is Michael Yon, independent embedded photojournalist in Iraq.
Its worth reading his entries for some interesting views on equipment and entertaining “anthropophotos” complimented by dramatic images. I’ve not tried driving nails with my 1D, but it does talk to me. He is’nt having the trouble I am with the tiny awkwardly placed buttons (like focus lock….) and somehow did’nt have his D70’s mode dial slip enough to mention. However he has split a Canon 50mm L lens in half and wound up in combat with a not focusing copy of a 1D mk3. I guess different things bug different people….
Equipment chat aside though, his site is worth a look.