It was an old Paul Simon tune called Kodachrome:
You give us those nice bright colors
You give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah!
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away
Well, I just did something that I have never done before. I pre-ordered a new camera. I pre-ordered the new Nikon Df.
I got a Nikon camera.
I love to take a photograph.
This old camera, the Nikon FM2, was a favourite of mine from many years ago:
The Nikon Df pays homage to the old FM cameras.
As I age, I am becoming more sentimental and nostalgic. I’ll be selling off some of my newer gear, namely the Nikon D600, to acquire the Df once it comes in sometime before Christmas. I suppose I could say I pre-ordered the Df Â because the camera is the lightest full frame Nikon body and I really appreciate a lightweight camera for travel photography. Or I could say that it has the same sensor as the flagship Nikon D4. That sensor can produce wonderful captures. And I could also say that the image files are far more manageable than my Nikon D800, a 36-megapixel monster that takes about 45MB of space for every frame.
But really, it is because of the memories of a simpler time in photography. Of aÂ camera that will help me to be purposeful with each individual photo to achieve images that I will enjoy as well as making the process of photography itself more pleasing and artistic.