It's that time of year again when I take a day off from the job that pays the bills, to spend time at the job that creates the bills. That is I'm going to Focus at the NEC on Monday.
One reason I go is primarily to spend a day with photographers, cameras, gadgets and photographs. Generally I don't go with a shopping list - as I know that I'm going to be tempted to get something. Plus to be honest the prices are not that greatly reduced I find.
So what am I looking for this year?
- D300S or D7000 - need to go and hold these and see really which I want.... money is now there to replace the D100 - it's getting to the end of it's life.
- Lee Filters 10stop filter - will probably buy this there.
- Attend some of the talks - never really done this before as I've always just spent the time wandering around all the stands. But as a lot of these are the same year-on-year time to get to some talks.
- Look at the new Epson printer that is a several generations away successor to the R2400
Often I've been with James but as he's doing his day job this year I'm going to head over to PhotoBox and find out really what the aspect ratios of the apertures of the calendars are! Plus why the Blacks on mixed colour/monochrome products aren't black.
Although I can't promise anything if there's some burning question you think could only be answered at Focus, post a comment and I'll see if I get it answered!
Will post back next week.