For anyone interested I have posted BOTH parts of a very detailed assessment of the 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro NIKKOR
By the way, I have revamped some of the things I have written on this blog and posted them on the Pixiq site – it is all part of a coming venture which I will outline soon. At least there are new pics at this location:
This Nikkor lens has never, in any sense let me down in the three years I have used it. So, I thought it’s about time I gave it a full “users appraisal” since I have owned a disgraceful number of macro lenses of assorted makes and focal lengths over the years…that search for the Holy Grail.
I have not forsaken the blog I share with Niall and Andy…if it has seemed a bit less active it is because all sorts of elements of three lives have taken over. I will post something in the next day or so which is another collection of observations and comments under the banner An Italian tale.
I know things are crazy in Britain but life here in Berlusconistan is like waiting for a volcano to blow …and Italy has had a few of those both real and metaphorical.
I am trying to create a presence on the Pixiq site because it is linked to the publishers I work with at Lark and they are folk for whom I have great respect and as far away from some of the UK outfits I have worked for as you can possibly get. Potentially it is an interesting venture and if it grows I get paid…modestly but there may well be a return in the future. I shall have more to say on this in the next post where I offer some observations about how the hell one keeps going in such dubious times.
A host of commercial photographers post on Pixiq so I have tried to set out my stall in my own way by emphasising that I am a naturalist and passionate conservationist who uses photography to express what I see in and feel about nature and the world around me.
I know that a lot of very thoughtful people read this blog and would value any comments you have either positive or not on what Pixiq is doing. I like the intimacy of this blog and feel that one is among friends and kindred spirits…I am happy for you to post comment here or email me privately if they are too scathing!