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
2 D500 DSLR
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 Nikor gem, only 6 elements in 6 groups but decently sharp wide open and tack 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!
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.
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.
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
  • 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.