yray

yray

Lives in United States MD, United States
Joined on Oct 20, 2012

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  • I have both the old screwdriver 300/4, and the somewhat newer AF-S one. The AF-S is the sharper of the two, possibly even with the 1.4x TC. I actually have a hard time imaging the PF being better ...
  • Yep, its stellar reputation notwithstanding I never really aspired to have one precisely because I couldn’t place it into any particularly useful niche for what I shoot or used to shoot.
  • Thank you. I did get a D300 fairly soon after the D200 because I used to shoot a lot of sports, and D300 was definitely an improvement in that arena. But D200 has retained a certain niche where it ...
  • Created discussion thread Remembering D200...
    or rather remembering I still have one. It's been sitting in a drawer for so long, it forgot what year it was, and reset itself to 2004. So, 14 years old then, and still kicking ass, or at least ...
  • 25-50 f/4 MF. Almost a museum piece, always wanted to try it out. Corners are too weak for my taste. Didn't cost me a fortune though. Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, old one, pre-HSM. Got some great shots with ...
  • Do you care to elaborate? Is it the cost/benefit thing?
  • I agree with the OP in principle, this lens is an incredible bargain, and, unlike the OP, I tend to shoot this lens wide open all the time. I've had this lens since about the time Thom Hogan ...
  • Successful marketing boils down to being manipulated without even realizing it. You don't need to be convinced to buy. You just need to be convinced that it (whatever IT is) is going to make your ...
  • A camera at $3K price point (not to mention lenses) is not targeting younger demographic. There is not a lot of younger demographic who could afford it. Most of them prefer their smart phones for ...
  • This sounds like a fine example of circular reasoning: Z-mount is here because Nikon apparently wants us to think that F-mount is maxed out, while we assume F-mount is maxed out because Z-mount is ...
  • What does this even mean? And what is the evidence?
  • Are you saying that everyone until now has been settling for subpar IQ, but Z will fix it all? Or are you saying that F-mount has been great until now but will be subpar going forward for no other ...
  • Nikon's survival depends on the F-mount, not on Z. This Z is a nice to have gadget when everything else has been taken care of. Its primary appeal is to a technology obsessed rich amateur. For ...
  • If you think you really need one, get B+W.
  • Could you please re-read what I said. Surprised unless you really need f/2.8 means if you need f/2.8 I'm not surprised, but if you don't -- then I'm.
  • In my very honest opinion, the current 24-120/4 has very similar build quality and IQ as the 16-35/4. The results I get from these two are all but indistinguishable for all intents and purposes, ...
  • The easiest and cheapest way to make old MF telephotos AF is to use TC-16a. A modified version of this TC, which would work with many (most?) modern cameras, can be found on ebay for under $200. ...
  • The way I look at it, 300/4 with 1.4x TC almost gets me there, and at great savings, given I already own the whole package.
  • This is how I feel too. In addition, it seems some of those who are on the fence regarding mirrorless, could have been easier convinced if they knew they could use their existing lenses without ...
  • This camera/lens combo looks pretty massive to me. Could someone remind me why was it Nikon chose not to reuse the F-mount? Seems like shooting themselves in the foot.
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