POTD: Vacation time

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Tanjung Jara beach, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Nikon D700 and 85/1.4 D

I’m off to the beach for a few days for a short vacation (the same beach in the image, coincidentally) and to practice my hommages a Daido Moriyama Hiroshi Sugimoto (I have no idea how I got that one mixed up). I’ll still have internet access though, so please keep commenting. There’s also a couple of very interesting posts completed and scheduled, including an On Assignment covering shooting watches with the Leica M9-P system – I wouldn’t leave you guys without something to read, would I? 🙂 MT


  1. Have a nice vacation 🙂

  2. parameteres says:

    Can’t find the Daido reference, only Hiroshi Sugimoto like previous post

    Anyway, have a good vacation!

  3. Gen Kanai says:

    This is more like Hiroshi Sugiyama’s ‘Time Exposed’ series…


  4. Have a great vacation.

  5. Off-topic, but the D800 will have interchangeable focus screens.

    • They definitely ARE interchangeable, but there aren’t any alternatives other than a direct replacement for the original one. Nikon will probably do their usual etched grid as the sole option. I might get another original screen and try grinding it down a little with fine sandpaper to make the matte coarser.

      • Wow, sounds like a dangerous manipulation to me!

        I hope there will be third-parties focus screens available later on?. Also, I currently have a D700 and I use a Zeiss 35mm f/2 ZF with which I find very difficult to use in dark places. Do you think I should change the focus screen? Have you a preferred brand for these?

        Many thanks!

        • It is, a little. I hope there will be third party screens too – or better yet, OEM screens with a coarser matte. I use one of Nikon’s own screens – actually an F6 Type J screen cut to fit my D700, and it’s fantastic. So yes, it makes a huge difference.

  6. Have a good holiday.

    This pic looks like a 3-layered tea!

    • Thanks. Have a look at Daido Moriyama’s photo that was used for the last U2 album cover, and you’ll know what I’m getting at.

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