I recently found out about the #VantagePoint project by Light.co. They are wanting photographers to showcase their top photo from their favourite place.. So I thought I would have a go. This is a hard one as I take so many.. but recently I have been wanting to carry a camera with me, but not have the hassle and weight of my DSLR (Nikon D750 with Nikon 35mm F/2 lens). I have been using my Nikon Coolpix A at present.. to me this is a great all rounder,,with a APS-C sensor from the Nikon D7000 (16.2 MP) The camera is great, it has a very sharp 18.5mm f/2.8 fixed lens (28mm equiv on full frame) .. to some people that might be hard to get used to, but I generally use the 35mm on my D750, so this isn’t a million miles away. It can be used for landscapes and general snaps.. here is one of my favourite shots from a weekend away up the north coast in County Antrim Northern Ireland. It’s such a great area of the world, this is where they film Game of Thrones and also were the Giant’s Causeway is located. The photo was a snap shot at the side of the road, I got out, turned the camera on in A mode and snapped a shot handheld.. quick and simple.. for more photos from that weekend click the link below..
They say the best camera is the one the have with you, which is 100% correct. the Coolpix A has no lens caps to fiddle with or lose and fits into a trouser pocket..
I recently heard about the L16 compact camera which would seem to tick all the boxes, DSLR quality from a camera than essentially looks like a chubby phone.. The camera has 16 lenses ranging from 28-150mm so covers a lot of ground and gives excellent control over DoF etc. I would really like to get my hands on one and put it through it’s paces..
Above shot – 1/200, f/2.8, ISO100 – Nikon Coolpix A