Nikon Fan meeting 2018

Attended the Nikon Fan meeting 2018 in Shibuya, Tokyo.

Wanted to try out the new Nikon Z Camera, but the queues were too long.

So, went in, looked around, got the brochure and a sticker and went out.

Nikon Z

 

 

Nikon Z Series

Kurobe gorge train 黒部渓谷 トロッコ

Not the Dam, the Gorge.

Although it rained on us, it was an interesting experience.

From Unazuki station to Keyakidaira  takes about one hour and 18 minutes. It is a lovely ride, but you have to remember that going back is the exact same route.  When it rains, it is a bit less attractive.

The train:

黒部渓谷 トロッコ

 

Open car:

黒部渓谷 トロッコ

The view:

黒部渓谷 トロッコ

 

Buddha Rock:

黒部渓谷 トロッコ

 

And the rain, which stopped us from hiking around Keyakidaira station.

黒部渓谷 トロッコ

 

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Shirakawago

Traveled last week in Ishikawa-ken and Toyama-ken and also traveled to Shirakawago (in Gifu).

Rain rushed us, but was lucky enough to take some good photos.

白川郷

 

白川郷

 

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Selfie Stick

Don’t get it.

Why would people walk on the beach with a selfie stick, taking a video of themselves.

Doesn’t it seems to them too staged? What do they plan to with this video? A memory? Show their Friends?

I do take photos, but seldom of myself. A photo or a video is a good way to remind me of an encounter, a specific event. But I never considered documenting myself walking on the beach.

Generation gap, or generation vanity ?

Dirty Lens

Update May, 31, 2017

According to Ricoh service center, it will cost up to 20,000 Yen to fix this issue. To investigate further they need to ship the camera to the factory, disassemble and clean.  There is a chance that the lens will require replacement. Now, do I want to pay so much money to fix this, or can I still use the camera  ?  Need to decide

 

 

 

 

Did not process my Ricoh GR photos for a while, and what a disappointment to find that the lens was dirty.
I am sure I can fix it with Photoshop, but I don’t like doing it.

Should take care more and check the lens more frequently.

 

Sydney

 

Waterfall

Photographers at Lake Yamanaka - 山中湖 

I love this photo so much.

The seriousness of the woman photographer, the smug smile of the man with her and the blurred image in the background.

The blurred image belongs to a girl who was walking by herself with a lost look on her face. Fits this photo very well.

 

Lake Yamanaka  山中湖 October 2015