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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Well I just took the plunge and ordered a D600. I am also keeping my D7000 so I have the best of both worlds. I know that's selfish of me but I miss having a back up camera. I love the DX format but I can't wait to try FX for the first time. With Canon I had the 1.3 crop but it just isn't the same as full frame. Leighton says the view finder on FX won him over so we will see. Thanks to everyone for your input. I couldn't decide so now I will have both


You made a wise choice Ray. That viewfinder is gonna blow your mind. Can't wait to see what you do with it!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Great news Ray! I'd happily hoist one with you but my arms are too short...

I fully expect we'll get a detailed report of your experience once you've had a bit of time with your new camera. Thus far, apart from criticisms about oil and dust, folks have been very happy with the performance of this camera. As I said in my PM to you, this is definitely the sensor I was hoping would end up in the D700 replacement. But obviously, Nikon had other plans and we ended up with both a D800 with its uber sensor and the smaller D600 I expect was positioned to do precisely this... entice users of the D7000 to try out FX. The form factor will doubtless work perfectly for you. Going from the D700 the D600 felt a bit small. I need a heavier camera so I can hand hold those longer lenses...

My bet is you'll love this camera and that we'll be entertained with some wonderful photos taken with it. Well done Ray!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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Ray sent you a PM

Reagan



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Nice to see you haven't lost power Leighton. Have you been liberated from your boot? Inquiring minds...



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Thanks
Great choice of camera Ray



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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rankamateur wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
rankamateur wrote:
More rainy day work. The beginnings of a TC-16A modification. Now anyone can do this right? I have an idea before this is over the answer to that question will be no. There is a couple tutorial's out on the web. The pictures are all blowups of the parts. That is the problem you do not realize actual size. A hole is drilled and the pin is moved into the new hole. A wire has to be soldered onto one of the springs and then onto the printed circuit board and then reassemble it. Judge for yourself if you want to try it. At least I was smart enough to follow advice and take it apart inside a tupperware container. 28-2.8 AI-S


What is it that you are trying to do?

Link!
http://www.foolography.com/free-stuff/modify-tc-16a/


Wow, thats cool... Good luck with that. I will probably be sending you a PM soon, have a question about one of my lenses...



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Well I just took the plunge and ordered a D600. I am also keeping my D7000 so I have the best of both worlds. I know that's selfish of me but I miss having a back up camera. I love the DX format but I can't wait to try FX for the first time. With Canon I had the 1.3 crop but it just isn't the same as full frame. Leighton says the view finder on FX won him over so we will see. Thanks to everyone for your input. I couldn't decide so now I will have both


Best of both worlds. I think if your D7000 is one of the early ones, you shouldn't have a problem dealing with the oil and dust that some of the D600's have. I know my D7000 was very bad with oil on the sensor until it was cleaned by Nikon.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

bruni wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:

Thanks again Ben for your generosity in allowing all of us to use this excellent lens. Clearly it has inspired quite a number of folks to add this version or its older sibling to their kits. .


You are right. Ben is my new "Maitre penser" : because of him I bought a nikon 85 HC, a Nikon 50 1.8 ais, a Zeiss 85 P, a BMW 530, a Dassault Falcon 7X.....


Huh??!! This is crazy....I bought the 24mmPCE and the zeiss 85P because of YOU - not the other way around.

Haven't been out to take pics much lately - but if I was tempted AND I'M NOT - it would be the new zeiss 55mm f1.4 - bit out of my league but Phillippe, with the BMW and the Dassault Falcon - I'm sure you could swing it.

What happened to the nikon 24 mm f1.4 you were going to get? I'm still waiting for those shots!

ben


Be patient, Ben! I need to rent one soon but I'm just a little bit busy.

I sold my Zeiss 100 MP yesterday. No regret. I way prefer my 85 P and actually didn't use the 100 much.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Philippe, you could always add a 105 f/2.5 to your kit to cover that focal length at a considerably reduced price. It is always a pleasure to see your work on this thread and every new MF Nikkor added to your kit increases the likelihood you'll join us.

I don't believe you were here when a former member of FM, Todd Adamson, was sharing a comparison he did between the Zeiss 100 and the Nikon 105 f/2.5. The Nikkor didn't do too badly. It was a bit like the 1973 Stag's Leap cabernet sauvignon that turned a few heads in Paris so many years ago...

He did a first comparison and then after receiving comments did a bit more elaborate comparison adding the Nikon 70-200 to the second part. Just for fun...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/940602/0?keyword=useless,exercise#8885589

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/940944



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

CGrindahl wrote:
I visited an out of the way location to check photo possibilities. I'd first found it seven years ago when I was just getting serious about photography and rambled around my home town and the other towns in Marin looking for something fresh. That first time I had a friends Nikon 5700, a 5 megapixel camera with a rather profound shutter lag. It was my frustration with the shutter lag that motivated me to buy my first DSLR, the Canon Digital Rebel, 300D. But I got some good shots with that Nikon including six or seven at this particular location. The sun was setting... there was a bank of fog lying on the distant hill... colors were those of a lovely sunset. I processed the JPG files. I think they were about 1.5 megapixels. I posted one of those photos on Trekearth. It was well received.

..

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I've no idea whether they will renew the licensing agreement. I've made quite a bit of money off that rather humble photo. I guess that goes to show that being in the right place at the right time is a good thing.



congrats Curtis - looks like they have no choice but to renew if the trees have blocked the view.

ben



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

with the 28 & the 85 HC :



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Well I just took the plunge and ordered a D600. I am also keeping my D7000 so I have the best of both worlds. I know that's selfish of me but I miss having a back up camera. I love the DX format but I can't wait to try FX for the first time. With Canon I had the 1.3 crop but it just isn't the same as full frame. Leighton says the view finder on FX won him over so we will see. Thanks to everyone for your input. I couldn't decide so now I will have both



I sold my D7000 two days after I got the D600. Absolutely no regrets. You'll have to make up your mind very soon, because the value of a used D7000 is about to plummet to D90 levels.

Miss the crop sensor on long lenses? I can always crop the D600 image and it'll be fine.

Backup camera? I still have my F3HP, and somewhere in the basement, without lenses, I do hide an EOS1n with power booster




Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

CGrindahl wrote:
Philippe, you could always add a 105 f/2.5 to your kit to cover that focal length at a considerably reduced price. It is always a pleasure to see your work on this thread and every new MF Nikkor added to your kit increases the likelihood you'll join us.

I don't believe you were here when a former member of FM, Todd Adamson, was sharing a comparison he did between the Zeiss 100 and the Nikon 105 f/2.5. The Nikkor didn't do too badly. It was a bit like the 1973 Stag's Leap cabernet sauvignon that turned a few heads in Paris so many years ago...

He did a first comparison and then after receiving comments did a bit more elaborate comparison adding the Nikon 70-200 to the second part. Just for fun...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/940602/0?keyword=useless,exercise#8885589

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/940944


Thanks Curtis fot the links, I will take the matter under consideration even if I'm not a fan of that lenght.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

My favorite focal length WAS 85 but the 105 has definitely tickled my fancy since I came over from Canon.

Love the two images you posted. You really have built a very sweet kit with the 28, 50, 85 and 180. They are all excellent lenses that seem to be very happy on your camera... Keep the photos coming Philippe. I love Paris at any season.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Nice to see you haven't lost power Leighton. Have you been liberated from your boot? Inquiring minds...


Actually...We just got power back a couple of hours ago, we've been on the generator. The village didn't loose power so we were able to have an internet connection. We went for photo drive, and to get gas for the generator, and when we got home, it was on! You don't know how much you miss things until they're gone.

Here's few from the drive, all taken with the 50-135mm.

Oh, and I have been "liberated" from the boot, so-far-so-good!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
with the 28 & the 85 HC :



Both of these are stunning! Same model different perspective, I love it!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Thank you Leighton.
Very cool set from you, I especially love the 1st one, very nice!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
with the 28 & the 85 HC :



Both of these are stunning! Same model different perspective, I love it!

+1


Great shots leighton..



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Wonderful images Leighton and congratulations on liberation. Now watch where you're walking...



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Nice to see you haven't lost power Leighton. Have you been liberated from your boot? Inquiring minds...


Actually...We just got power back a couple of hours ago, we've been on the generator. The village didn't loose power so we were able to have an internet connection. We went for photo drive, and to get gas for the generator, and when we got home, it was on! You don't know how much you miss things until they're gone.

Here's few from the drive, all taken with the 50-135mm.

Oh, and I have been "liberated" from the boot, so-far-so-good!

Ok I love this one Leighton. So glad you got the boot off!






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