Though I'm not at the moment actively involved in photography, I still made the trek yesterday to the Javits Center to check out this year's Photo Expo. It was a surreal experience for anyone who had ever visited there during the heyday of analog photography. The field has been so transformed by digital in such a short a period of time that it's no longer recognizable. I had the feeling I'd wandered into a show for an entirely different industry. It was a great experience, though, for anyone who wanted to keep up on the latest technology. A few years ago, drones were not on anyone's radar; now they're a hot item.
I did take a look at the Nikon Df while I was at the show. It's an fascinating camera, especially for its extended ISO range, that attempts to preserve the best features of traditional photography while at the same time incorporating the latest high tech features. If I possessed unlimited funds with which to purchase a digital camera, this would most likely be my choice - it's full frame and accepts almost the entire line of Nikon lenses. As it is, though, at almost $3,000 it's too expensive an item for anyone not actually earning their living as a photographer.
In spite of the culture shock, I'm still glad I went to the show and saw all the items on display. It's never possible to tell what the future holds. If I were ever to once again immerse myself in photography, it would be extremely useful to know the latest products on the market.