Year end musings 2017 edition

Another year is drawing to a close in several hours. My kit has grown quite a bit this year. The Nikon D3, D5200 and V2 are still in the kit, but are rarely used. The Fujifilm X-E2 has been joined by an X-T1, and it's this last body that has seen the most use in the latter half of this year.

The lens cabinet is now overflowing. My list says I have 34 lenses, ranging from 10-500mm. Joining the kit this year are four Fujinons (14mm f/2.8, 23mm f/1.4, 35mm f/2, and 56mm f/1.2), two Nikons (28mm f/3.5 PC, 60mm AF-D micro), two Contaxes (85mm and 135mm f/2.8), and two Zeiss ZF.2s (21mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/2). All these lenses were purchased primarily for use with the Fuji bodies, not with the Nikons. Maybe when Nikon finally releases its FX mirrorless body, I'll switch back.

I've also bought into the Peak Design system quite a bit, having done two Kickstarters programs with them. I now have five straps, two bags, and one clip. I do love their gear, although I have yet to figure out what to do with the clip.

So what's in store for 2018? Maybe an X-T2 as the X-T1's AF is disappointingly slow. Not even the 35mm f/2 can bring it up to par with the D5200, let alone the V2 and D3. Maybe the rumoured Nikon FX mirrorless, as long as it's smaller than the D5200 and less than $2k (fat chance). I've also been hunting for a Fujinon 16mm f/1.4, but that itch isn't strong enough yet.

My backlog of photos is now hopelessly stuck at the start of 2015. Hopefully I'll have more time in 2018 to clean it up. Oh, and fix the darned template as the right side is still broken.

Onwards to the new year!