...I miss my camera. Sniff.
(However, I have a new rule in place...a camera I try as a rental cannot be purchased until at least a month after I rent it; and, I have to sell one of the cameras I have before I can buy another one. I'm still kind of shaken that I dropped all that money on the D800. It was probably because I missed the one I rented when I sent it back. But really, I'm too much of a cheapskate to do things like that.)
(And apropos of nothing, recently I considered selling the D800 and keeping the A900 instead of the other way around, because the A900 has IBIS. But then I did a bunch of tests and guess what? Even at much higher ISOs to overcome the advantage of IBIS, the D800 still wins an IQ comparison. The Dragoon be mighty, chilluns.)
And speaking of that, Frank Petronio is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his spanking new-in-the-box X100S (at the link, note the "usually ships" line):
He's all ready.
(Thanks to Frank)
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Taran: "What kind of aftermarket shtuff for the X100s in the picture yo? It looks pretty pimp. This kind of swag is the real meaty part of mirrorless, if you ask me. The ability to make small cameras more ergonomic via third party grips, straps, and accessories. I am guilty of trolling Korean eBay stores well after midnight in search of the next new 'mod' for my NEX-7. Joy!"
Mike replies: ...And what are some of your favorite mods? I'm interested to know.
jim: "What's the little whip for?"
Rick: "That must be one of Frank's whips...."
Mike replies: I note from the Comments section that many people seem to be thinking along the same lines here. You guys looking forward to seeing Emma Watson in "Fifty Shades of Gray"? :-)
Chad Thompson: "Wait, Frank bought a new camera? And it doesn't shoot film? How many horsemen are there?"
Mike replies: Four. There are four horsemen.
brian: "I'm sorry that you miss your rented camera, but can I ask that you get ready to miss yet another camera, by reviewing the X100s? My wife would be pleased if you can find something terribly wrong with it, because I was actually disturbed by the 'usually ships' line that you noted, since I had my (read 'her') credit card out. Frankly, it seems to me that the X100s is close enough to the 'decisive moment digital' that you wrote of here."
Mike replies: It is the closest thing, isn't it? The viewfinder makes it so.
Frank adds: "Two aftermarket batteries. A rather wholesome Gordy's strap in leather, size large. Really Right Stuff grip and plate, sans 'L' piece. Knock-off Fuji hood and filter adapter. I've always used both digital and film; my first digicam was a Canon Xap Shot circa 1990 ;-p "
Mike replies: I also used the Xap Shot a few times! (A still video camera that stored its images on a 2x2" floppy, for those of you born too late.)