Alnitak

Alnitak

Lives in United States Potomac Falls, VA, United States
Joined on Feb 5, 2003

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  • I'm going to back up and respond to your question with the basics... "How do I select a macro lens?" First, decide what you are going to be photographing and under what conditions. Bug hunting is ...
  • I shoot a lot of high school volleyball and never have an issue getting on the floor, against the walls of the gym and far enough away from the court. I use my 70-200 VR1 pretty much exclusively, ...
  • Thanks Dave. Interestingly, I called Nikon and found that my camera was shipped to an authorized dealer in October, 2012. So the firmware update should apply. Don't know why the camera will not ...
  • I'm not sure what that means? If I read the instructions on the Nikon site, it seems only one .bin file at a time should be in the root directory. So that means you have to update in steps. Are ...
  • Yes, the card was formatted in camera. I then used that card to update the camera firmware to 1.12, after copying the appropriate .bin file to the card from my desktop computer. I then deleted the ...
  • OK, just updated the V1 firmware to 1.12. At some point I may have to go to 1.3 for the AF-C support, but for now I want to see if some older 3rd party lenses will work. Question: I did have a ...
  • Great information Dave! I have been able to locate and download several firmware versions, including 1.11, 1.12 and 1.2. And just to clarify, I don't have an FT-1 yet...been looking on eBay but ...
  • Thanks Dave, you are correct...current version is 1.0. I appreciate the clarification on the FT-1 firmware vs. V1. So, even if I install version 1.4 of the V1 firmware, if I leave the FT-1 ...
  • I just got my first Nikon 1 camera, a V1. Been reading about the firmware, current is 1.00. I was looking to upgrade to at least 1.1 or 1.2, though I did download the current 1.4 version. The ...
  • As mentioned above, historically renown lenses are: Nikon 200mm f/4 Tamron/Tokina/Vivitar 90mm f/2.5 Lester Dine/Kiron/Vivitar 105mm f/2.8 Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Nikon 55mm f/2.8 AIS Tamron 90mm f/2.8 a ...
  • Search eBay for the Vivitar/Kiron/Lester Dine 100-105mm manual focus macros. I got my Lester Dine (rated as one of the sharpest in history) for $200, and picked up a Vivitar macro focusing TC for ...
  • I apologize for having misconstrued your response. I should have thought about it a bit more, since it seemed odd to be attacked for my response. I'm sorry for jumping to conclusions. My bad. To ...
  • How do you know I'm the wrong guy...you know nothing about me. I have the 16-85mm since it came out and am not very impressed with it. For the money, the 18-105 is a good alternative. Besides, you ...
  • Depending upon your budget, best inexpensive lens for GP may be the 18-105mm. You can find them for around $200.
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