Lives in France Hérault, France
Works as a retired
Joined on Mar 1, 2011

DAVID MANZE's current gear

Nikon D500
Nikon D750
Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
2X D500
Decent compact lens very sharp stopped down.
Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Probably the least good of the AF-D range but still decent stopped down Corners need F8/11 but never sharp sharp.
Decent compact lens, light and very sharp stopped down, doesn't quite get there in the corners.
Another Nikkor gem, only 6 elements in 6 groups just sharp enough wide open but sharp beyond
Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF
A gem of a kit lens ultra fast/silent focus...very sharp for a kit lens ..
A sharp tran-standard with that extra 2mm on the wide end.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D ED-IF II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm F4E FL ED VR
MKI model.
What can you say ..... tremendous lens ...... super sharp , super fast focusing, great VR
Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC / Rokinon 14mm F2.8 IF ED UMC
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Probably the best optical bargain on the planet! Nikon F mount.
Good 150mm F2.8 macro telephoto lens, sharp wide open, silent focus and built like a tank. Nikon F mount.
A great compact lens to get into birding ..... fast focusing, good VC and packed with useful features including zoom lock via the zoom ring ...... arca swiss removable tripod foot plus more .........
Other gear:
  • Auto Revuenon 28mm 2.8 MC PK Bayonet ALL metal all manual sharp lens for K01
  • Helios 44-2 58mm F2 Modified fi=or the Nikon F mount.
  • Helios 44-4 58mm F2 lens Reversed front element!
  • Nikkor AF 105mm F2.8D
  • Nikkor TC-14E III
  • Nikon-S 55mm F1.2 Man
  • Star D New York Tripod The Davidson brothers original Star D Tripod made probably in the sixties in the New York factory later the brothers sold the manufacturing rights to non-other than Leica,finally Leica sold the rights out to a Chinese co. who apparently are still making some models today.One the most sturdy tripods ever made! Fully extended it's 2 mtrs high.