Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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craigjohn
Registered: Dec 30, 2013
Total Posts: 363
Country: United States

bobbelbob wrote:Since I accidentally dropped my D700 into the sea a few days ago I will maybe upgrade tomorrow to the D800.

So, I am now asking all you experts here if there is something special I should think of regarding shooting manually on a D800?


Unless you really need 36MP or 1/8000s shutter speed, the DF was made for shooting these excellent manual focus lenses. The DF has a "flip-up" Auto Indexing lever on the lens mount so you can use non-AI lenses on the camera. Non-AI'd lenses, as of right now, are a bit less expensive than the AI, AIS and AI'd lenses - unless it's a real collectors item. Plus, they just look damn sexy on the silver DF.

Actually, the D610 is also a good MF lens camera. Really, you can't go wrong with the D800/D810, D600/D610 or the DF. They're impressive little cameras.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

Thanks Kristian


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Fpessolano
Registered: Jun 30, 2014
Total Posts: 278
Country: Belgium

bobbelbob wrote:
Oh yes, my old D700 may now RIP. Waiting for a statement from the camera shop now so that my insurance can cover up...

Ok! Nampramos, I havent heard of the d750 until now. Sounds interesting. As I understood the D800 had big issues with the left focus problem in the first series. So for now I think I am going for the D800 with a newer serial number, well, if I like it.

But still it would be good with any kind of warning sign before I make up my mind :-) IF there are any.


I have the D800 and I am extremely happy with it ... not a day one buyer so all issues were resolved. I would advice to avoid being the D750 for this reason. Let others face all issues form the first batches of production like left side focusing or the white dot of the D800 and D810.



bobbelbob
Registered: Aug 26, 2014
Total Posts: 1014
Country: Sweden

@craigjohn

Thanks a lot for the advice. But now I got very confused which camera I should buy. Well, the Nikon Df is a true beuty and I am a bit spoiled with the controls on the D700 so I don't know if I dare a D610...

But sill though the Df is very tempting, but more expensive, at least here in Sweden.

The D800 I will be looking at has done ca 7200 exposures and the guy selling it wants about 1900USD.

@Fpessolano
Thanks for the advice. Exactly what I thought of the D750 as well



bobbelbob
Registered: Aug 26, 2014
Total Posts: 1014
Country: Sweden

This is one I took in the beginning of my MF-lens career

Nikon D700 and Nikkor 35mm f/2.0 ais. 15 minutes of exposure.

Late Night at Kullaberg by Kristian Hagelin, on Flickr



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

this evening on the banks of the Rhône with the 85 1.8 HC :



bobbelbob
Registered: Aug 26, 2014
Total Posts: 1014
Country: Sweden

@Ronny _Olsson

Some sharpness there!! Wow!



craigjohn
Registered: Dec 30, 2013
Total Posts: 363
Country: United States

bobbelbob wrote:
@craigjohn

Thanks a lot for the advice. But now I got very confused which camera I should buy. Well, the Nikon Df is a true beuty and I am a bit spoiled with the controls on the D700 so I don't know if I dare a D610...


I was pretty spoiled shooting the D3 and D3s for quite a few years. The controls on the D610 aren't that difficult to adjust to. If I can do it going from the D3s, anyone can do it making the leap from D700.

$1,900 USD is a great price on the D800.



bobbelbob
Registered: Aug 26, 2014
Total Posts: 1014
Country: Sweden

@craigjohn
Okej, I didn't know that. Then it probably is not as difficult as I thought. Still though, my mind I set an the D800 - and I just cant let it go...



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

Something from July 2nd, freshly processed today - 20mm f/3.5 AI on tripod, somewhere deep in Fish Valley in the northern Sierra Nevada. Tasty unnamed small creek.

f/22.0 2.5s ISO 100







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

I'm probably the one to set up reviews for lenses that few of us own, like the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI...


It is fun to pull out lenses and take a few photos of them. I honestly don't know whether there is a prescribed format for images, so this is just a shot in the dark. Ryan worked last night until midnight at the place that gives him a paycheck, then apologized for not doing something for NikonGlass that he'd promised. I told him "No deadlines..." This is play for all of us, so it will take exactly as long as it takes. What a relief...



nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 1064
Country: Sweden

Lets see if you guys pay attention to the photos I post here

What can you see on this photo?

Nikko 35/1.4 AIS

DSE_0065.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr



Fpessolano
Registered: Jun 30, 2014
Total Posts: 278
Country: Belgium

An elephant .....



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

An elephant calling Mayday.



bobbelbob
Registered: Aug 26, 2014
Total Posts: 1014
Country: Sweden

is this on the pharaoh islands?



nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 1064
Country: Sweden

You guys are good!

Here's your reward:

DSE_0114.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

85/1.4 AIS @ f/2.8




Sorry, I know you wanted some more beach bums...



nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 1064
Country: Sweden

bobbelbob wrote:
is this on the pharaoh islands?



This is in Portugal last Sunday. Berlenga island. A 30 minute boat trip from Peniche.



bobbelbob
Registered: Aug 26, 2014
Total Posts: 1014
Country: Sweden

And I also would like to see how your 35mm f/1.4 ais looks like. The one I have is a weird one..re built or something I think.

Front by Kristian Hagelin, on Flickr

Body by Kristian Hagelin, on Flickr

Nikkor-N Auto 35mm f/1.4 by Kristian Hagelin, on Flickr





bobbelbob
Registered: Aug 26, 2014
Total Posts: 1014
Country: Sweden

@nampramos

Ahh ok. I just saw a pic the other night from pharaoh islands that had a similar elephant.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

No drama here, just contemporary Finnish art displayed in my hometown:

180/2.8ED wide open - underestimated the power of the sun (hard to deal with the superbright right side)

and a take in color:

180/2.8ED at f/4 - played with a film-preset here



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