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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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On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (92 comments in total)

Still have my original curiosity about this one. The distinctive shape is hard to forget!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 20th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (460 comments in total)

Why no Nikon A?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 09:57 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

makofoto: Sounds like GoPro has a spy in it's midst. I have friends who have given up developing products here in the U.S. because China will have copies out very shortly after they go to market.

Why is competition considered a spy? Your delicate fan boy pride being hurt when there are other brands in the markets? Get a life!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (199 comments in total)

I'll have to wait for longer. Tired of having third time lucky in my purchases.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:30 UTC as 36th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)

That bloody thing had a faulty Sony sensor and died prematurely. There was a product recall then followed swiftly by Sony buying Minolta before any court case happened. Yes folded optics was and is still great. But nowadays it takes a good reason to carry a "fool's camera". The mere thought of being viewed as uncool is daunting enough!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:13 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Let's hope they don't cancel their pre-announced products this time!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 12:04 UTC as 50th comment

Great camera, just that the red is weird and, to a less extent, the green as well. Wonderful lens!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:08 UTC as 15th comment
In reply to:

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 (244 comments in total)

The D50 should get mentioned as well!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 113th 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 100th 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 (203 comments in total)

Nice idea having a Throwback!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:58 UTC as 81st comment
On article Quick Look: Parallelism in Landscape Photography (106 comments in total)
In reply to:

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
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