Catching up and looking back at a Ferry ride

Another week has gone by and I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away. I haven’t even started my shopping yet. While I’ve been busy, I don’t have a lot of news. I’ve been mainly working on more articles, and get some finished.


I have had another article published on Digital Photography School, this time it was a review for the Benro Tripod, which I love. To read the article go to:

Benro FGP18C SystemGo Plus Travel Tripod with B2 Ball Head – Review

Now, I am in Australia, so if you want to compare prices here I’m going to give you three links to check out.

You can see the tripod there as well.

Every Photographers Nightmare

Those of you who know me on Facebook already know about this, but the other night my camera had a close relationship with the cement. It smashed to the ground and the lens was ripped off it. It is what happens when you aren’t careful stepping over low fences. Thankfully it was my old camera, the D300s, and not the D800, but it is still a gut wrenching experience.

So, now I have to find out what damage has been done and how much it is going to cost me to repair, and then decide if it is worth contacting my insurance company. Of course, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time, trying to get a camera looked at at this time of the year, well, it is a struggle. I am waiting for a courier now to take it to Sydney to be looked at and hopefully the news won’t be devastating. I will keep you posted.

Nikon D500

I really enjoyed using this camera and I have to say the cropped sensor was a surprise. I had fun working out what I could use it for. I loved, loved, how fast it was, it was incredible. Unfortunately, it has been sent back to Nikon and I will just have to dream about it now. I think anyone who gets this camera will be very lucky. Just amazing.


Short post and some photos really. I hope I haven’t shown these recently, sorry if I have, but they were taken last year just before my trip to the US. Nikon had lent me the D750 and I was trying it out. I went for a ferry ride with a friend to Williamstown. It was a lot of fun and something we have talked about repeating, but so far haven’t.

Enjoy and I will talk to you soon. I need to get some shopping done.

22 Responses

  1. Hey Leanne .. I would be in tears if my camera got damaged! Btw which is better an 800 or an 810?

    • I think if it was my good one I would have been, but since it was my old one, I wasn’t too upset. Not much difference between them, the 810 is the newer version of the 800.

  2. Hope you get your camera sorted. Love the daisy pics

  3. I did that with one of my lenses, too! What a nightmare! I misjudged the wall. Actually, I’ve done that a couple of times to my camera. Only once was a complete ruin. Take it back. I’ve done it three times. Two ruinous and one ok. Whew! I’m not climbing any mountains, I’ll tell you! I’d probably slip off the edge! πŸ™‚ See you in what 10 days? Do you mind if I put one of your pictures up on my FB page as a banner for my trip?I want to share this post on my blog, but I don’t see a press sign. Anyway, can’t wait to see you again!!! πŸ™‚ Don’t fall! I just got fall proof shoes, and almost fall the first time I went outside in them. πŸ™‚

  4. I hope your D300s can be repaired soon. I had that experience with my Canon. Horrible. Gut-wrenching experience. Have a great holiday, too, and new year.

    • Thank you Patti, I should find out soon how bad the damage was. It is an old camera, so who knows. It is rather, it is the first time it has happened to me. thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well.

  5. I am sorry to hear about your camera, Leanne. It is terrible to hear what happened and I hope it gets better soon, and you can use it again. Losing a camera for a moment for a photographer, you feel naked. It is more than disappointment and it leaves a sense of emptiness. I haven’t damaged a camera or lens before, but there has been a few times where my camera got stuck processing for a few minutes – and when I wanted to take photos I couldn’t.

    I hope you got some shopping done today. I was briefly in the city today – coming back from a trip up to Sky High Mount Dandenong – and it was so packed. People everywhere. Good luck.

    • thanks Mabel, the camera, was luckily, not the one I normally use, so I still have my usual one. Hopefully it isn’t too damaged, I should know soon. Still not good, it is the first time this has happened to me, I’ve seen it happen to others, but not me. I have had lots of close calls.
      No, not yet, hoping to get into the city early early next week. In and out before everyone else. Or I might go to Doncaster, will sort it out. Thanks Mabel.

  6. Now that you’ve tried both the D750 and the newer (although cropped sensor) D500, do you have a preference?

    • No not really, I think for the D750 is not really in the running, I would have get some new stuff for it, like my remote shutter release, whereas I don’t have to for the D500. I do think if I could get a new camera it would probably be the D810, which I am hoping to try soon.
      Out of the D750 and the D500, I would go for the D500.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Leanne. I’ve been contemplating trying out some Nikon equipment, but I would want full frame, so I guess a D810 is where I was inclined to start.

    • I think if you don’t have any Nikon gear at all then the D750 would probably be better, I don’t want it because of other stuff, like the remote shutter release. The D810 is a big camera and you have to be aware that the file sizes are huge with it, so you do have to consider storage. The D750 images are smaller.What sort of photography do you do?
      Full frame is good for me because I love wide angle stuff, but after having the D500 I have to say I’m tempted, I wouldn’t mind it for my macro work.

    • I shoot mostly landscapes and nature, and I have a couple Nikon lenses (one is a very wide zoom) but no camera bodies anymore. Instead of selling lenses off, I was thinking of going with a Nikon body again. File sizes won’t be an issue, as I’m now using a 36MP system.

    • I can understand wanting a full frame then, that makes sense. Some people just want them because they think that is what they are meant to want. There are some types of photography that really suit cropped sensors, something I am really only starting to understand. good luck with it, let me know how you go.

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