Old Ed

Lives in United States Vancouver, WA, United States
Joined on Sep 20, 2000

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  • A very nice shot, lots of character!
    I can't see any tusks, but the buffalo's horns are certainly handsome!

  • Howdy, IMHO, the camera can't know where you want to focus in complex scenarios like a crowd. So eye focus just guesses about your target, and is often wrong. In one of my eye-AF test shots, my Z ...
  • Hi Vikaa, I hope you're enjoying your great new Z outfit, and that you find this thread's feedback useful. I notice that your first 'use case' is travel photography, and your second one is landscape. ...
  • 'Nifty Forty' = NO.
    'Shorty Forty' is Good.
    'Sporty Forty' is My Preference.
    BTW, I have one and I like it.
    It AF's well, and MF's like a dream.
    It would be a super kit lens for Z 5.
    - OE

  • Um, I didn't 'forget" any macOS systems, because I've never had one, and don't plan to get one. So I know nothing about them to forget. Happy shooting, -OE
  • Hi, I'm curious what 2004 era, F-mount, DX zoom you think is or was a "far better choice." After 16 years of service, I just tried mine on my new Z fc (via FTZ adapter). I was stunned how well it ...
  • Nicely laid out website! But before you get too excited: Changes from "C" Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10 Added support for: - FTZ II mount adapters and - NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lenses. Requirements: ...
  • I do indeed have XL hands, and that's a factor. However, my hands are not a problem with my gripless FE's, FE2's, and FM (which inspired the Z fc styling). Those cameras were not covered with a ...
  • Hi, and thanks for your comments! Here's more detail: As you may know, the gripless Z fc is 'handling challenged.' I have an aftermarket grip mounted. It helps a lot, even though its shape needs ...
  • Created discussion thread Nikon flash accessory
    Hello, I recently received a new Nikon SB-300 flash for my birthday. It was intended for use on my Z fc. However, my Z fc flash shoe is used for another accessory that is difficult to dismount. Thi ...
  • Thanks for the tip LeonD! With my Z fc and 40mm f/2, I have the control ring set for MF. And the MF is an absolute dream, actually better than a fine SLR with split image screen! I also shoot in ...
  • Hi fad, Sorry to hear that the 40 doesn't light your fire. But some of your comments are head scratchers to me. I bought the 40 for three reasons: 1. I wanted a compact, affordable Z prime for my Z fc.
  • Update: My 40mm f/2 arrived about an hour ago, as expected. :-) Nikon USA had early availability, but slow shipping and poor packing, as expected. :-| I'm looking forward to some informal testing. ...
  • I just received my 40/f2 shipping notice about an hour ago!  :-D It will likely get here (Vancouver, WA) in time for my birthday (10/12). I love my kit zooms. But it will be nice to have an option ...
  • Hi, I wish you good luck with your lens quest. I have been in the Nikon system for 50 years, and had many Nikons. My new front-line rig is a Z fc. I have an FTZ adapter, and have tried various ...
  • Hi Y'all, My SmallRig Z fc grip arrived today! :-D Materials, fit, finish, and function are all good. I'm pleased, especially at the price point. Some points to note: 1. Does it improve Z fc ...
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    Congratulations! Mine also went through Alaska. It's now in some transit center back East, waiting for shipment to Vancouver, WA. Hopefully, all is well for both of our orders. 8~) -OE
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    Howdy madecov, I also pre-ordered, back on 9/1. I wondered about my order status when I hadn't received a shipping notice, and others started receiving their grips. So I logged back on to the site ...
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    Hi jaymc, Many thanks for your contributions in this thread! Given that they've started shipping, I'm hopeful that I'll get my SmallRig Z fc grip soon.  (I've had my pre-order in for a while, but ...
  • Hi jaymc, Thanks for your posts in this thread! I just pre-ordered mine, same deal as you. SmallRig is still predicting availability around September 6. BTW, a minor annoyance with my Z fc is that ...
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