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401s->801s->Coolpix 950->D50->D90 D7000 D610 SB-26 SB-600 Coolpix A, Q, LX3

25/2.8 ZF.2
35/1.4 AIS
50/1.4 AI S.C.
55/1.2 S.C. AI
105/1.8 AIS
180/2.8 AIS ED
28/2 AIS

Sigma 10-20mm
20/2.8 AIS
24/2.8 AIS
28/2 N.C. AI'd
35/2 AIS
50/1.8S AIS
50/1.8 AF
85/1.8 AI'D
105/2.5 AI
25-50/4 AIS
Sigma AFD 17-35/2.8-4
55-200 AFS DX
105/2.8 AIS Micro
55/2.8 AIS Micro
Sigma 24/2.8 AIS Macro Superwide II
Tamron 35-105/2.8 AF SP
Sigma AFG DC 18-50/2.8
Tamron 2X MC7 TC - Sluggish AF
135/2.8 AI
85/1.4 AIS Polar
16-85 AFS

Tokina 20-35 F3.5-4.5 still beats nikon AFD 20,24,28
18-55dx I & II
Tamron Adaptall: Bad coating
- 28/2.5
- 135/2.5
- 200/3.5
- 300/5.6 SP
Kenko Macro Tube - electronically unreliable


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rbach44: Finally, my prayers have been answered… sort of. I wish more manufacturers were interested in making compact (for the focal length), lower specced, and (hopefully) optically high quality lenses.

Why the push for extreme aperture lenses when high ISOs are getting so good? The Nikon 105 f1.4, for example, just seems silly when there is no current compact 100-105mm in the lineup. I like my 1.8 G primes and want more.

Some compact wide primes would be nice too…

I didn't wait for Nikon's F1.8 line to refresh.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:22 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (243 comments in total)

The D50 should get mentioned as well!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply

Oh what a blow to my confidence! Just starting to think of switching to lighter gear and now this?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 08:00 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)

Just when I's warming up to Apple, they removed the headphone jack.

No luck.

Modern electronics is good anyway. Any new one will do for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 1st comment

Wonderful optics! (For that time). Battery cap deforms. Still better than many cameras that came out after it for many years.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 09:08 UTC as 30th comment

Still got one of those in the storage area, with some never opened boxes of new diskettes.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:22 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the dual-lens Kodak EasyShare V570 (21 comments in total)

I remember wanting this one!

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:19 UTC as 4th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom (48 comments in total)

I remember I wanted this one badly. Didn't bite and of course there were better things later on. But I still sort of "want" it!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:52 UTC as 5th comment

How how traumatizing!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 06:42 UTC as 29th comment

They don't support raw files if you don't pay them enough! Bastards!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:07 UTC as 10th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (202 comments in total)

Nice idea having a Throwback!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:58 UTC as 80th comment
On article Quick Look: Parallelism in Landscape Photography (106 comments in total)
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skytripper: To me, articles like this try to teach color-blind people to see in color. The visual relationships referenced in the article may, in fact, exist in a given shot. But photographers who have a "good eye" recognize such things without any analysis whatsoever. Is it possible to improve ho-hum photos by applying teachable visual principles? Yes. But only through long and diligent practice can one learn to see visual relationships more intuitively.

With good examples people will get to like that and will imitate and then start the journey. Over-analysis is a risk, when everything gets defined to death. So more photos, less words (but keep the hints) and it is good. Readers come with having different levels of needs. Some may start from "initiation" stage. Others need a periodic refresh or inspiration.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 20:48 UTC

These days one would expect better photos in a competition. There is no wow factor.

Strange world. Nowadays everyone got a good enough camera. (I dare say the previous camera of most people are good enough!) There are so many photographers / photo-takers. Can't figure out why........

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 09:40 UTC as 6th comment
On article Samsung launches Galaxy TabPro S Windows tablet (98 comments in total)

Samsung android devices have, for a long time over many examples, problems with flash memory and it slows downs are a few months and become erratic, requiring total reset and the cycle restarts, this remind you of the very old windows days when you have to reinstall the windows periodically.

Samsung washing machines have repeatedly caused a few fires in Australia and is being recalled. (Do a web search for the facts please)

I had Samsung DVD player that didn't quite play with me!

Non-mainstream brand computing equipment..... not my cup of tea either (in general)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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CIASpook: But when will they release the D400?!


Hope not another D510 due to *cough* oil stains!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

I appreciate the fact that it does not turn up the pixel count. Image quality may gain from that.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:37 UTC as 254th comment | 1 reply
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Flex M: I wonder if this one is from the same Co.

This one the specs can't do 1080 60. Also DX is troublesome. Stay away from it!

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 01:08 UTC

Why isn't the metal part black? Shiny metal means unwanted reflections.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 04:18 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

A universal mount will force compatibility above capability (just like PCs). Vendor specific mounts will allow optimised performance (like a Mac). What's the point? People typically spend time/money finding what they like and spend on "dream combination" and get settled (or move on). It is not a necessity to be able to mount everything with one mount. You just select your gear with good judgement and move on. If you can't make the judgement, the ability to mount more is even more confusing. The planet of so full of excess gear that they need to invent new excuse to sell more.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
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