2016 was a rockin’ year! I received the blessing of a 3rd Grandson which is the grandest of all gifts. Stock sales, though down in the market overall, I made up for in volume! What that means is a ot of more work, for basically a small increase in income. Volume rules at this point; gone are the days of licensing an image for 40 – 50 bucks when anyone can go online and pick up an image for a quarter. Oh well, such is life.
On another but related note I am now dSLR free. It’s a double-edge sword and my feelings are torn. I sold the last of my Nikon gear – being the D800e and a 50mm 1.8 lens. I am now all in on Fuji with the X series cameras and lenses. Will I miss those glorious 36 megapixel files? At times I’m sure I would but in order to have those files, I had to shoot them, and in all honesty, as you can see by the stats I rarely used the camera!
So, here is a re-cap of my 2016 stats, cameras first, then lenses.
- Nikon D800e: 1,371 keepers
- Fuji X-T1: 4,117 keepers
- Fuji X-T2: 4,503 keepers (purchased in September 2016!!)
- 16mm F1.4: 1,514 keepers
- 18-55 2.8-4.0 Zoom (my don’t leave home without it lens) 1,489
- 23mm F1.4: 1,094 keepers
- 35mm F1.4: 2,256
- Fuji 55-200 Zoom: 2057 keepers
- Zeiss 12mm F2.8: 135 keepers. Most unused lens, but when you need it you need it!
That’s pretty much it for my year. Hears hoping to a profitable, successful and FUN 2017.
Happy New Year