In November, I went on a trip to St John’s, Newfoundland to visit my good friend, Hannah. Before I went, I wanted to purchase a smaller camera. This thought had been on my mind for quite some time and had been reinforced when my father purchased his Ricoh GR as his field shooter. I liked the idea of having something smaller to tote around but not lose too much of the quality of the DSLR I had been so accustomed to. In this situation, one must ask themselves one of two things: 1. Why can’t you suck it up and use your DSLR. 2. Your iPhone is small, 8MP and always on you. Why do you really need another camera? I happened to be processing photos the day before I left for my trip and just happened to see a Nikon J2 on clearance as it is an outdated model. With a good deal, I couldn’t resist, it was in my hands minutes later. It’s a strange feeling to go from a device that you have to manipulate everything yourself on to something you literally point and shoot. There is a sense of awesomeness about it but I’ve become a control freak so when I can’t quite focus on something or make it come out how I want it to, I get frustrated.
The camera itself came with a 10-30mm lens which as far as focal length is concerned, isn’t a bad walk around lens but I am accustomed to prime lenses that are quick and great in low light situations. I decided to purchase the 18.5mm which with the crop, is equivalent to a 50mm on a full frame (so I’m told). So far, I find this new lens to be the cats meow. I like keeping it in the car for the days I forget to grab by D7100. I think the next time I’m in the market, I will go for something a little higher quality, but for now, this is an extremely fun device!
The majority of the photos in this gallery were taken with the J2 with the exception of a few. I hope to do a few more adventures soon so keep posted for more from my J2 🙂