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On article Hasselblad unveils pixel-shifting 200MP H5D-200c MS (231 comments in total)

Just a thought here, I am not a professional photog, just a well heeled amateur, having owned the Leica M8 and 8 lenses, several Voigt rangefinders, and currently a Nikon D600. I also have vintage film Nikon F. F2, F4 and the Canon F1 all with lenses, but I digress.

I note all of this cost for large format Hassey to have high resolution images. Would it not be more cost effective to just high-resolution scan a negative? There are multiple scanning companies that will do just that, and then you get a digital image. I would weigh the cost of this equipment (with its crop factor- negating the full size advantage of medium format) with scanning negatives of images taken with ONE shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:58 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Samyang updates 8mm F3.5 fisheye with CPU for Nikon (31 comments in total)
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Shelly Glaser: I have several pre-auto-focus, pre-CPU Nikon lenses, and they work fine on my Nikon D80 and D7000. The basic things to note -

(a) the lens must be of the AI type or later, or retrofitted to be AI-type (if made before 1977).

(b) The automatic diaphragm will work fine (close by itself at the movement of exposure and reopen after) but you should use it on M setting (Manual exposure - you select aperture on the lens and shutter speed on the camera - not too bad since you have instant display of the results) and focus manually, On the D700 (and I think also on the D7000) you can use A setting and let the camera select shutter speed automatically, though not all exposure measurement modes will work.

I think it is safe to say that non-CPU Nikon-compatible lenses (like Carl Zeiss and Samyang's), will work fine within these restrictions.

The problem with guesstimating your exposure on the Nikon D5100 is the camera itself- it is too automated to work with non-CPU lenses. That is why I bought the D300- it will work perfectlky with these lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2011 at 15:07 UTC
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