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
Decent compact lens very sharp stopped down.
Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 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.
Tack sharp from F4 on.
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D ED-IF II
Another Nikor gem, only 6 elements in 6 groups but decently sharp wide open and tack sharp beyond
MKI model.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Bought faulty cheaply, VR bugs! Good on APSc till 250mm, very good on FF.
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.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
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!
  • Nikon-S 55mm F1.2 Man
  • SIGMA 75-210mm F3.5 KIII MF All metal lens aperture controled by body MF
  • 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.