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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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Rod McD: That tripod support look incredibly light for the mass on top of it (to me, at least). Anyone else notice it? - It looks like it would be very prone to flex or vibration. I really don't now why manufacturers keep making tripod supports ever taller..... There was a time when they used to make them neat and close-fitting to the lens and they never had the flex and vibration problems you sometimes get today.

Bouncy is the word that came to my mind at first sight......

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 07:25 UTC

At long last mid roll film change for 135! But a bit late I'm off film for donkey years.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 08:43 UTC as 6th comment
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TN Args: I think I need to play it in reverse to unwind my mind.


Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 08:39 UTC
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Michael Uschold: Its very interesting and quite stunning for the first 20-30 seconds when it is new and interesting and not so fast that it makes you dizzy. Then it gets old, goes too fast and makes me dizzy. It became unwatchable - which is a shame. Too much of the same thing. Perhaps would work better to integrate with a variety of other techniques for an interesting whole.

Me too. Good we all learn something out of it!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2017 at 08:39 UTC
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TMHKR: Well, as long as there are no "light leak emulation" and similar hipster "artistic" cr4p...


Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 08:34 UTC

Wondering if my Pentax Q would appreciate.....

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 08:32 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply

Good to keep digging up new topics, be it agreeable or not.

Everyday people visit your web site in the hope of seeing something new. This insatiable demand for news is very hard to satisfy.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 10:57 UTC as 27th comment
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nathantw: If Nikon cameras had focusing screens that were conductive to accurate focus with manual focus lenses, then these would be great. However, last I looked Nikon doesn't manufacture split image rangefinders or microprisms into their focusing screens. There may be third parties that do it, but the vast majority of people aren't going to change their screen out. So, here you have a $2400 lens that you may or may not have the eyes to focus accurately with.

Focusing screens used to be changeable.... until they decided to have a pretentious manual focus friendly body for sale......

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
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photogeek: Does anyone actually use MF lenses on DSLRs? How do you focus accurately without a rangefinder? Green dot?

You are absolutely right about view finders today. However if one is really keen even a D50's tiny view finder unmodified was good. a D610 is not bad. Nowadays the green dot is very fast, unlike before. In a way the harder cases (large aperture or close distance or long FL) gets harder with too much pixels available. Besides, old Nikon manual prime lenses are mostly (including even the 50/1.2) surpassed by modern models if you really pixel peek. Thankfully there is Zeiss.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:11 UTC

OMG I don't need it but i WANT it!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:01 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

They are better off creating non failing mobile phones. We have two phone with identical model and identical failures.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 11:00 UTC as 6th comment
On article ICYMI: Canon 28mm F2.8 IS USM sample gallery (68 comments in total)
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mahonj: What is the big deal here. I had a 28mm F2.8 in 1979 (Tamron).

I got a 28mm Adaptall F2.5. Liked it a lot even in early days (6MP) of digital.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 09:39 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (310 comments in total)

By this logic, you won't even have a basic 50mm lens! (58 and 45 instead) from Nikon. 3rd party manufacturers will be thankful.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 09:10 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
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McArchive: The DXO dog ate the review.

Since dogs are human's best friends, they better "kick the cat".

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
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Biowizard: In many ways I love the digital 645; shame though that its sensor isn't "Full Frame" (ie, 60mm by 45mm).


Ha ha! Nice!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Google Nexus One (46 comments in total)

OMG 7 years already!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 08:47 UTC as 2nd comment

The real thing was more fun (even though it needs real film, development and printing).

What's the point of the dummy components, "film" cartridge and the manual advancing the "film" for the next shot? (Does it make room in the memory buffer inside the cheap digital gut?) Toy with fake buttons?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 08:46 UTC as 87th comment

not a useful article

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 08:34 UTC as 21st comment

Donut time again!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 1st comment

If they produce a Nikon Coolpix B with 65mm equivalent view and uses the same battery type as the Coolpix A, it will do for me. Getting tired of carrying so much weight. Who wants to swap lenses anymore. Just swap cameras with fixed focal lengths. Two covers a lot!

Of course they have to make the AF work this time!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
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