How many different interchangeable lenses do you have?

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fferreres Veteran Member • Posts: 6,894
Re: Coolpix 950 and 990

Tango 55 wrote:

Probably the Nikon 950 and FC-E8 fisheye converter -- that's what I used. In fact, I still have one tethered and mounted on the ceiling of my supercomputer machine room.

That! I remember I bought the camera after researching it in DPReview actually, and bought it on a trip to the USA, along with the fish eye. We also had another adapter, I can't recall if it was for wide angle.

I loved the camera. I was very suprised to see the image quality was way ahead of all the other pocket cameras. It literally made great photos albeit lower res than we have now.

After more then 20 years of shooting film, the Coolpix 990 was my first digital camera, purchased in 2001 (3.3 megapixels instead of the 2 megapixels in the 950). I love the thing for the consistently good pictures it took. The purchase of the 990 triggered my interest for two Nikon DSLRs I never liked: the D50 and D90. But later I knew there was hope when I got the Olympus E-PL2, followed by many others…

This is a very interesting story. I recall that after using the CoolPix, I could not stand any other digital camera, especially those cheap Sony compacts, which was what was widely available, much less tolerate any cell phone camera until maybe iPhone 6.

In between I only had the Coolpix, and was not content with just some extra megapixels. So I waited until 2005 and directly jumped to the Canon 5D which was everything I wanted and expected in terms of IQ, only limited by Dynamic Range in some cases.

I remember my thoughts where that I didn't want a picture that did a disservice to my memory :-). We also had to have fast turnaround when test driving cars, so we could not have used film, and given that we'd have had to scan the photos anyway for the 360 Inside view of the Cars, we never bothered with film.

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