Monday, 13 January 2014
It's been a grey and rainy day with the only break being late in the evening. I have just been chilling without doing much.
The first opportunity I got to go for a walk, I took it and went to the river thinking there will be the night market to take photos of people.
Turned out it was not on due to the rain so it as petty empty an deserted.
I had to improvise and took a few photos around the river and in the parks nearby before it started raining again.
As a side note and on a more technical side.
Due to the heavy use in rain, dust, heat, humidity and even snow my GR has developed a few faults and is in need of repair. Can't fault it since after my GXR got stolen it was the only camera and received a lot of use and some abuse long the way an looks that way, too.
I am now thinking to either use my Nexus 5 for photography until I get my GR back from repair or to maybe buy a backup camera. For this I can only look at Sony since Ricoh/Pentax don't offer anything small and high quality enough aside from the GR. I am also not going back to m4/3 so this leaves me with only Sony since I don't think much of Fuji's controls after using the X100.
Sony cameras are also cheap enough for the most part. Specifically I am looking at the NEX-3N or the RX100, both are small enough and capable enough for what I would need. The advantage of the NEX is the APS sensor and interchangeable lenses and it could maybe even work with some of my M-lenses in the future. The RX100 is smaller and provides a faster lens and a bit more zoom but ha a smaller sensor and no possibility to change lenses in the future.
What do you think and what other options are out there cheap enough but capable enough?