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BobbyP
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p.1 #1 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


I have no use for the pop-up flash on my Nikon D800E and the housing for this protrudes out over the aperture ring on my Zeiss lenses so that I have trouble seeing what aperture they are set at.

I was thinking of having the pop-up flash removed and the 'nose' with the large Nikon name in white cut off so that I can see the aperture ring.

Has anyone done this?



Apr 28, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Paul.K
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p.1 #2 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


I doubt anyone's had that done before.

Here's what the inside of the D3 viewfinder looks like:






Obviously, they're not the same but the pentaprism should be similarly placed. You definitely will get rid of any environmental protection the camera has because I feel like you'd have an opening the case.



Apr 28, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Keith B.
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p.1 #3 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


I have recently thought back to the 1960's and 1970's, when most all SLR cameras had non-protruding prism housings, then looked at my D800s and wanted to do exactly what you have described. Alas, IF it is possible for the camera to lose that much of the nose without compromising function, the cost of paying someone to do a proper job would be high, and I do not personally have the technology at hand to do it myself. Learn to work around it, like everyone else.


Apr 28, 2013 at 04:20 AM
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p.1 #4 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


get the zf.2 versions so you can see the aperture on the lcd


Apr 28, 2013 at 04:24 AM
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p.1 #5 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


BobbyP wrote:
I was thinking of having the pop-up flash removed and the 'nose' with the large Nikon name in white cut off so that I can see the aperture ring.



You've got to be kidding, right?




Apr 28, 2013 at 04:43 AM
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p.1 #6 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


If it was me I would just count the number of f-stops as I turned the ring. Does the flash housing physically stop you from turning the ring? Seems unnecessary


Apr 28, 2013 at 06:41 AM
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p.1 #7 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


MikeW wrote:
get the zf.2 versions so you can see the aperture on the lcd


+1

Problem solved without crippling your camera for when you want to sell it on.



Apr 28, 2013 at 09:41 AM
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p.1 #8 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


I am not sure I understand the problem: when you enter the proper data in the manual lenses settings, you can see the aperture both on the LCD and the viewfinder ? There is no need to destroy the camera. Is this a serious post ?

Guy



Apr 28, 2013 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #9 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


MikeW wrote:
get the zf.2 versions so you can see the aperture on the lcd


You can also do this with zf.1 versions if you set the "non cpu-lens information" from the settings menu.



Apr 28, 2013 at 03:47 PM
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p.1 #10 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


Sami Ruusunen wrote:
You can also do this with zf.1 versions if you set the "non cpu-lens information" from the settings menu.


True... but it doesn't sound nearly as much fun as cutting apart an expensive camera, though.



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p.1 #11 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


Can't you use a grinder instead?


Apr 28, 2013 at 07:13 PM
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p.1 #12 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


Dumbest thing i've ever heard....


Apr 28, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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p.1 #13 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


Sami Ruusunen wrote:
You can also do this with zf.1 versions if you set the "non cpu-lens information" from the settings menu.


True...but WITH the caveat that the ZF/ZF2 lenses have one half stop detents---always a bad idea--- on the aperture ring, and if you prefer the camera settings to work in third stops as a general setting, the live aperture displays on the camera are partially useless, because the camera only displays full stop numerals with this combination of lens + settings.

There is, interestingly, one case that I've seen where the ZF2 version of a Zeiss lens was optically dis-improved from the ZF version, and therefore the ZF version was/is more desirable.



Apr 29, 2013 at 01:45 AM
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p.1 #14 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


the real question is - will a D800 blend?


Apr 29, 2013 at 03:19 AM
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p.1 #15 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


Dremel tool and duct tape, you can do this yourself. Cut it off with the dremel, seal it up with the duct tape.


Apr 29, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #16 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


I can see now how some people are suckers for infomercials; tell them anything and they'll believe it.

Obviously, the OP is having a bit of fun.




Apr 29, 2013 at 02:26 PM
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p.1 #17 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


Anything is doable. But in this case you better take the flash capacitor out of the camera too. Nasty shocks from that thing when it's charged up.

The good news is you can sell the cap after you take it out - teenagers make Tasers out of them. Bad news is if you leave it in, every time you pick up the camera you'll be thinking "don't tase me, bro"



Apr 29, 2013 at 02:54 PM
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p.1 #18 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


I would mod the lens to make duplicate F stop and marker on the ring 90 degrees from the original, so you can set viewing the side of the lens....


Apr 29, 2013 at 03:44 PM
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p.1 #19 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


rick_reno wrote:
Dremel tool and duct tape, you can do this yourself. Cut it off with the dremel, seal it up with the duct tape.

Don't you mean "Duck" tape? Duck tape comes in colors and I'm sure you can find black to match the camera. Duct tape is silver metal and will never come off.



Apr 29, 2013 at 04:00 PM
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p.1 #20 · Anyone cut the nose off the Nikon?


Pretty sure Duck is just a brand of duct tape.


Apr 29, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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