Oops! It seems I am a tad late on April’s website update. Just a couple days ago I returned from a work trip to South Korea to perform with the Republic of Korea Navy Band (you can see some of our work on Facebook), and since then, have mostly sat in my room to relax. Hey, a guy’s gotta get some sleep when he can!
As to all the happenings in April, it was all flowers and sunshine, so to speak, as Sakura season came and went with all the expected festivities and sights. For the most part, I managed to cover all the stages of the season in just about all the places I wanted to visit. If I happen to still be in Japan this time next year, I look forward to seeing the cherry blossoms in Sankein Garden in Yokohama and Shinjuku Gyoen in Tokyo, perhaps even venturing out a little further to different regions, if time allows. If you missed this year’s posts, click here, here, and here.
In other photographic news, Sony shook up the photographic world by releasing the monster I’ve been waiting for for years, the A9. Aimed primarily at full-time sports shooters and event photographers, the spec sheet for this beast is massive, and has a monster price to match. In particular, the price combined with the DSLR-style body will be the two big turn-offs for me. Plus, in order for me to take advantage of all the (allegedly-) amazing autofocus performance and operational speed, I will have to plunk down thousands in E-mount full-frame glass. The good news for people like me who are in love with the NEX/rangefinder-style of shooting, is that this technology will inevitably trickle down to the smaller bodies in the next three years. Barring some sort of major APS-c upgrade (an a7000 with Tri-Navi…?), I figure that my a6500 should last me far enough to see a full-frame/high frame-rate NEX-style camera.
Time will tell, as always.
Up on the docket for the warming month of May, I plan on editing through a surprising bevy of photographs from my off-time in Gyeryong and Seoul, South Korea. May have a nice mix of nature and city shots to share in due time. After that, I am getting back into what put my website on the map in the first place: lens reviews! You heard right, I am preparing what materials I can find and print to produce manual-focus and Sony E-mount lens reviews. I may even start buying lenses just for review to sell back to a lucky reader or two…haha. Finally, I can’t wait to share that my website is about to hit a major milestone, one that I thought would take many more years to obtain (given that my photography work is part time only). I won’t spoil what it is yet, but know that it will likely occur within the next few weeks!
That’s all for this quick catch-up post guys and gals, thanks for dropping by! This next month and beyond should be an exciting one, so stay tuned. As always, have a great day!