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DonM999: Some memories...Herbert Kepler's opinion could make or break a new camera or lens, the view camera editor said to just buy whatever lens was newest, reading the tiny price listings in the back of the magazine, the editors defending the use of professional images in an amateur magazine, watching the emergence of Olympus SLRs and Vivitar Series One lenses.

That'd be Minolta Dynax/Maxxum.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 14:08 UTC

Lens Interrogator Droid. Or "Liddy"

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 106th comment
On article First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster (356 comments in total)
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Klipsen: If a pretty unknown company, and not necessarily primarily an optical company, can develop and manufacture an adapter that good, imagine what Canon, Nikon, Sony etc. could do!

So: Why don't they?!

They can. Nikon actually did with its earliest DSLRs (D1, E2, E2N, E3). They choose not to. They'll make more $$ selling new lenses for the mirrorless bodies, the new system lenses will be smaller and the AF system better matched, and none have any interest in supporting lenses made for other makers' cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 13:06 UTC
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Abeautifulmind: Flash.
Canon has made the compact camera I was waiting for.
I use Nikon SLR's since more than 30 years but they haven't convinced me with their Nikon 1 's.

Could anyone tell me if I could use a Nikon SB-600 speed light on the Canon G1 X ?

>"Could anyone tell me if I could use a Nikon SB-600 speed light on the Canon G1 X ?"<
Yes, with SB-600 in Manual output mode. Not in TTL/i-TTL/D-TTL

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2012 at 00:25 UTC
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