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I think they went to the Super-8 days for that design inspiration

From my "Complete Nikon System" book.

George



pbraymond wrote:
...The Nikon mirrorless aesthetics are even worse IMHO, the Z5/6/7 "prism" housing is just ugly in my opinion, especially how the "prism" housing terminates...










May 25, 2022 at 02:04 PM
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pbraymond wrote:
Ahh, the F5, what memories. I think I still have a couple of 4-pack AA lithiums somewhere in the house :-) I think Nikon used the F5 to prep their users for the upcoming battery sucking digital cameras!. The F5 was my favorite film AF body, but I ended up using the F100 more simply because it was smaller and lighter. Just had to manage mirror vibration.

I'm surprised to see that the single digit D's are larger than the F5. I would have expected the opposite.

I agree with Leighton that the change to digital has resulted in less aesthetically
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Although I understand why they changed their mount, I still prefer the old F-mount lenses better. Looks wise, anyway.



May 25, 2022 at 02:46 PM
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OffTrail wrote:
Oh yeah, for handling, Nikon knocked it out of the park. It feels more dense and compact, buttons are right where you expect them, and even the rubber, twenty years later, feels better to me than the D5/D3s/D2x. And that red strip where your fingertips sit, that feels softer than anything else on the camera which offers a totally different tactile experience than the modern bodies.

I like the "v" shape that's on the top of the D5, D3, D500, etc., it's sporty, but I agree. The F5 has immensely classic looks. And no worries on the name, I've not
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If Curtis was around, he'd say "we're on a first name basis on this thread". Sooo...



May 25, 2022 at 02:48 PM
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GeorgeBo wrote:
I think they went to the Super-8 days for that design inspiration

From my "Complete Nikon System" book.

George




Looks like an antique, but it was released in 1973. Damn I feel old.



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A couple quick snaps from a recent hike with the D200 and 24mm 2.8

DSC_3574 by Ani Trone, on Flickr

DSC_3570 by Ani Trone, on Flickr



May 25, 2022 at 10:22 PM
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anitrone wrote:
A couple quick snaps from a recent hike with the D200 and 24mm 2.8

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52088475875_1bebeeb883_b.jpgDSC_3574 by Ani Trone, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52088476355_fa4f29f28a_b.jpgDSC_3570 by Ani Trone, on Flickr


Love the dappled light in the first one.



May 26, 2022 at 05:12 AM
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GeorgeBo wrote:
I think they went to the Super-8 days for that design inspiration

Great connection there George. Everything old is new again!

leighton w wrote:
Although I understand why they changed their mount, I still prefer the old F-mount lenses better. Looks wise, anyway.

Same here Leighton. I guess that's one reason we are all here, using the old lenses with damped focus rings and aperture rings is a pleasure. And the visual stimulus provided by the old designs, focus and DOF scales, and even the multicolor aperture numbers are fun. One undeniable advantage to the old lenses is that there's a place to properly grip the lens when mounting and unmounting from the camera body (or simply to remove the rear lens cap). The Z's are terrible at this.

leighton w wrote:
Looks like an antique, but it was released in 1973. Damn I feel old.

Leighton, in my line of work, any thing over 50 years old is automatically screened for potential historical significance. I think a lot of people on this thread qualify.




May 26, 2022 at 06:46 AM
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