Lives in Australia Toowoomba, Australia
Works as a Retired Project Engineer
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  • I had one. Got me started in digital. At the time, Nikon in USA was selling them quite cheap. Eventually, I wanted something better... Got a D2XS, then a D3 and finally a D3S. Still have the last ...
  • Yes, a D4 is old. Came out in February, 2012 . I have heard that many D4 owners are just throwing their cameras away. Regards Peter
  • Len, At that price, my $$$ are staying in the bank. Besides, my 135mm f2 AF-DC, 300mm f2.8 and  500mm f4 do a fair job. All the best, Regards Peter
  • Ditto.   Have used it for ages as  well. Only one complaint. It doesn't show my Nikon 8mm f2.8 Fish-eye :-) Regards Peter
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    I am 99.9 % certain that Nikon TC's cannot be used with this lens. The TC14E. TC17E etc are designed to work with the more exotic lenses from Nikon 200mm f2 AF-S, Nikon 300mm f2.8 AF-S, Nikon 400mm ...
  • Just think. 50 years ago, you would have been complaining about Japan. There are plastics, and plastics ! Regards Peter
  • You just learn to look after them :-).  For my Nikon 14~24 lens, there are ( were) some after market copies available for about 50% of the Nikon  price. I grabbed a few of them.
  • If you really want to get serious about Fish-eye lenses, perhaps you get one of these. I have seen it at Nikon in Tokyo. At one stage, I think they were selling for around $100,000 :-) This is my ...
  • Ben, According to the published specifications, both Nikon and Rokinon have a 180 degrees angle of view ...
  • I have one. Have owned it for a number of years. I don't use it that much, but, it has come in handy when even my Nikon 14~24mm f2.8 lens could not get in the frame what I required . The lens is ...
  • A 300mm f2.8 isn't ......"The low end of the exotic primes." It's a lens which is suitable for certain types of work.  For example, you don't need an 800mm f5.6 if you are shooting at a relatively ...
  • The TC14E seems to work pretty well on my Nikon 500mm f4 AF-I  :-) Regards Peter
  • Try  taking at shot, standing on a ledge, and trying your hardest not to fall off.  I have had prints done 300mm x 450mm and they are perfect I was balancing up on a ledge , in the middle of those ...
  • Robert, You could always do what I did many years ago. I purchased a 2nd hand Nikon 400 mm f3.5 Manual focus lens. This was back in the 1980's. Soon realized that 400 mm wasn't long enough, and, at ...
  • Steve, The new Nikon 500mm f4 e isn't heavy. Its officially 3090 grams ( 6lb 13 oz) . Try using my 1996 model Nikon 500mmf4 AF-!, which weighs 4,500 grams. I used to have the Nikon 500mmf4P ( ...
  • Not really. I must admit my lenses are getting on a bit, but, I only used to shoot motorsport about 6 times a year, so, my lenses are in perfect condition. I found my Nikon 300mm f2.8 AF-S, Nikon ...
  • Ferguson, Good comments. Saves me from replying :-) There isn't a 500 mm f2.8 manufactured , because, as you mentioned, no-one could afford it, or even carry it: :-) Of course, you could do what I ...
  • Lance, That's OK :-) That's why that 14mm focal length  has been invaluable to me Regards Peter
  • Interesting to compare the specifications. The Nikon has 4 degrees more angle of view at " the wide end" compared to the Tamron. That 4 degrees has been handy for me. If I need more that 24mm focal ...
  • That market is well catered for with Nikon and Canon. Thank you :-)

    I wonder if people realize that you will lose AF when you put a 2X convertor on their 150~600mm lens .

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