NE Explorer Fred Kurtz is Moving On
So Dan, not a question but a revelation. For the past two years I have traveled with only Panasonic Micro 4/3 cameras – leaving the big Nikons at home – and having no regrets.
Today I was packing my cameras for South Africa and I decided to pack my D4 with the 200-400 lens along with a couple of Panasonic’s. I attached the 200-400 to the D4 and placed it in my camera bag. Then the revelation hit. I looked at that and said “no way” am I taking that. I pulled it back out of the camera bag and packed two GH4’s, a GX8 and a GX1.
That tells me I am totally done taking the big Nikon’s on photo trips and when I get back, it is time to thin out the heard. I am thinking of selling the D800, 200-400, and a couple of other lenses. I will probably keep the D4 (as I love that camera), 24-70 and 70-200.
See you and T~ very soon.
Fred, I know where you’re coming from. The same exact thing has happened to me in the past year. It’s a bit sad, having shot Nikon’s for all my career up until about five years ago, but things change. Nikon makes some great products but then again so did Chevy when they built the 57 Chevy. Still a great car but nowhere near the advanced automobiles we’re using today. Similar analogy between Nikon and Panasonic. Nikon has always made great products but Panasonic and others have shown us what we can do with newer, lighter more advanced technology for capturing both stills and moving images. I’m sure Nikon will bring something to the game at some point but I’m afraid for me it’s too late. Thanks for your input on the Blog. See you in South Africa. Travel safe. See some of Fred’s pictures on his Explorers page where we showcase ten galleries of his beautiful photography.