Entry number 103 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is from a roller-derby training night.

Roller derby
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 103/365


I messaged the following to my wife yesterday …

“I’m having a mid-life crisis.”

As is her usual supportive way, her comment during a video chat later in the day was, “You’ve passed mid-life.”

Thanks sweetheart, I love you too.

But anyway, my crisis involved adding up the trade-in value of my entire Nikon camera range and figuring out that I had enough to swap over to a competing brand with two high-end cameras and a two-lens (both top of the range) starting setup. Although I’d be dropping from six lenses to two, those two would allow me to cover my upcoming weddings, portraits and other events. I could build up my lens collection from future earnings.

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Now, as impulsive as I can be, even I’m not one to just up and jump ship like that. First I need to get one of the new cameras in my hands and preferably have a couple of hours with it. But as much as I’m hanging out for the Nikon Z9 (currently slated for an August delivery), I am sorely tempted by the chance to have two identical cameras each with incredible auto-focus and hard-drive smashing 61-megapixel sensors. Yes, every time I go click, that’s another 134 Mb added to my storage. But the detail in the images would be bordering on medium format … ok, I’m drooling. I need to focus.

I really need to do the pros and cons for this as it’s not an insignificant step.

More on this later.

Oh, and today (the day you are reading this) is my last day at this job.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for your time and your attention! I will see tomorrow you for the next post.



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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon D850 | Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) @ 105mm  | Settings: 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 1600 | When: Sunday April 10, 2022 | Where: Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
Cameras: Nikon D4s | Nikon D700 | Nikon D750 | Nikon D810 | Nikon D850 | Nikon Z6
Lenses: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4G | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8G II ED (VR) | Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm 1:1.4E ED 
Lighting: ICElight
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 216 | Published: Wednesday April 13, 2022 | Composed: Tuesday April 12, 2022 | Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 0 | B&W 365 Challenge: 103/365 (28% complete) | Candidates Folder: 14
# Useless Life Statistics That Only I Like Looking Back On
Audiobook: Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller | Reading: Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs | Favourite recent YouTube video: Stuck Playing Boring Chords? Watch This Video [Charles Cornell] | 7DA: 12 | Hamilton: 14/32/35/151 Days

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