rubicon

rubicon

Lives in United States Evansville,, IN, United States
Works as a q.a tech plastics/ now retired.
Joined on Mar 4, 2006
About me:

D700, D200,D90 Film cameras F100, FE2 P&S S8100, and S3000.
Lenses Tokina 17 3.5, Nikon 70 300vr, and 24 50, 28 85, and 35
135 AFs. 28 1.8G, 50 1.4G, and 85 1.8G Sigma 17 70 2.8 4.0
I use Bogen tripods, 3001, and 3021.

Comments

Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

I'm impressed! I truly like the idea of the "retro" style, yes its going to be a "niche" camera, no I doubt you will see a 600 f4 hooked up to it, even a 70 200 2.8, I don't think that is what Nikon had in mind for the potential buyer or user.
For me, it is out of my budget-- for now? right now I'd have to part with my D700, and no! not yet.
I agree with some posters that the split screen focus screen would have been a nice addition to aid in MF use.
I see me using my 28 1.8 G lens or my 50 1.4 G lens and just enjoy the "pure photography" I started out with over 25 years ago.

Rubicon:

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:44 UTC as 694th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)

I'm mainly using prime lenses on my D700, but I have my 70 300Vr, for its longer focal length, however, I'd like to wait on true tests to deter man if I can use it and discard the 70 300.
I'm very happy to see a F4, lens in the line up besides existing versions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 20:09 UTC as 54th comment

Why didn't they ask point blank, what about a 80 400 and 300 f4 replacement!!
Whats Nikon waiting on, a third party to show them how?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 22:24 UTC as 41st comment

I just purchased my first Think Tank bag, a Retrospective 10, to fit my D700 and 3 prime lenses 28 1.8G 50 1.4G and 85 1.8G, and I think after 20 plus years I have found a bag that the camera bag company R&D actually fit cameras into, my rig fits so good, I'm looking at another Think Tank for my zoo camera and lenses.
Great going to Think Tank.

Rubicon:

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:44 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)

I like what I'm reading, although right now I'm not of a mind to purchase one, but I'd be more interested in this than a new DX body, as a matter of fact it would be a great companion to my D700, and sell both the D200 and D90, besides I only have two DX lenses and thats not a problem.
I'll wait awhile and see how the D600 pans out in IQ and any issues like focus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 15:26 UTC as 183rd comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
In reply to:

Griffo59: Great but I want something with a similar build quality to the D300(s) and this isn't it. And no! I don't want the D800 - too many pixels.

Man you said it all!! Great going, this is the holy grail of whiners.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 15:10 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)

I think thats a neat idea! I'd like to see a firmware update to my D200, I just enjoy using it and not ready to move up to a more expensive camera, and also to my D700, those are my two most used cameras. I had a friend who shot a 7D and I thought it was a great camera, and now its better without having to spend a "ton" of money to upgrade, nice going Canon.

Rubicon:

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 15:15 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7