RBudding

RBudding

Lives in United States Boston, MA, United States
Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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  • Sour grapes? For pointing out that you'd be better off using a longer lens than in making extreme crops? Seems like your over compensating for carrying around that small camera. ;-)
  • True for the OP, but other people who click into this thread may have FX bodies.
  • So you have insights into Nikon's cost structure? Ever looked into the price of setting up a chip fabrication plant (that's why Nikon outsource manufacturing)? Add in the cost of R&D and design, ...
  • Generally I agree.  I have, however had excellent results with focusing manual lenses, even my 105/2.5 - but I'm using a D700 so the finder is very good, and there is focus confirmation.
  • I agree.  I'd have preferred a D4 in a D700 body with a high-end AF module.  But I shoot indoor basketball, so others may differ.
  • The DF over-priced?  Absurd!  Nikon packed the D4 sensor into a body at 1/2 the price of the D4.  The only improvement that I would have hoped for is a higher-end AF module.
  • Nothing on high ISO performance?  Besides - I've shot Nikon cameras for 30 years, so there's no way that I'd change mounts and sell all of my lenses.
  • Commented on Nikon Df preview

    Never really understood people's complaints about less than 100% finder coverage. You're not shooting slide film, so if it bothers you so much, then run a batch job and crop prior to viewing your...

  • Commented on Nikon Df preview

    All I really wanted was a D4 in a D700 body - with the best AD module that Nikon is able to build. Sigh.

  • Commented on Nikon Df preview

    All I really wanted was a D4 in a D700 body - with the best AF module that Nikon is able to build. Sigh.

  • You might want to consider the 180 mm f/2.8  AF-D lens.  No zoom, but it is a superb lens.
  • Yes, it is a legendary lens.  But my point is that there are stunning lenses available for less than $200. I own the old 85/1.8 AF-D, too, but I prefer longer focal lengths for portraits.
  • This was taken with an old manual focus 105mm Nikkor from about 1970. You don't have to spend a lot of money on lenses.  I spent less than $200 on it, but I do have to go through the small effort ...
  • Commented on Nikon Df preview

    Buy an ND filter and quit whining.

  • Commented on Nikon Df preview

    Buy an ND filter.

  • Commented on Nikon Df preview

    Some of us do actually shoot routinely at ISO 6400 (indoor basketball). So a D4 sensor in a less expensive body is hugely attractive. I care about the AF performance, too, so I'm on the fence on...

  • i own both.  I bought the 180 mm because my budget didn't allow me to purchase both a D700 and the 70-200 mm.  So I shot indoor basketball for two years with the 180 mm.  It's a great lens, and ...
  • That's absurd.  Many photographers use longer lenses for portraits.  I've used 180 mm on FF, and sometimes models are shot with even longer lenses.
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