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Thread started 07 Feb 2012 (Tuesday) 14:29
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POLL: "Nikon D800 or wait"
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KatManDEW
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Mar 18, 2014 20:02 |  #2581

jetcode wrote in post #16768825 (external link)
I am using vintage Nikkor AI-S lenses which are not only pennies on the dollar but were the best MF lenses for Nikon cameras in their hay day. If you don't mind manual focus and ring aperture control (my home base) you can stock up on some awesome lenses for peanuts.

Thanks for the tip. I may look into that.




  
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Mar 19, 2014 06:03 as a reply to  @ KatManDEW's post |  #2582

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Have a look around here. :)

http://www.naturfotogr​af.com/lens_surv.html#​rating (external link)


M10 - ZM 21mm - Elmarit 28mm-CV - Nokton 50mm f/1.2 - Elmarit 90mm

  
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Mar 21, 2014 21:00 |  #2583

jetcode wrote in post #16768825 (external link)
I am using vintage Nikkor AI-S lenses which are not only pennies on the dollar but were the best MF lenses for Nikon cameras in their hay day. If you don't mind manual focus and ring aperture control (my home base) you can stock up on some awesome lenses for peanuts.

I would not mind ring aperture control at all. IMO, it was a very sad day when most lens manufacturers did away with on-the-lens aperture control. I NEVER use exposure modes that vary f-stop, anymore, and having the camera control aperture exclusively can reduce functionality of the camera, and functionality of the lens when used with an adapter on another system. If I want to use one of my EOS-mount lenses with my Pentax Q at its sweet spot, I have to attach it to a Canon first, press the DOF preview button, and unscrew the lens!

If I want auto-ISO in M mode with EC (ISO bias control), I can't have it, unless I simulate M with fixed lens aperture, and use Tv mode. Not possible at all with Canon's stupid and limiting firmware, but possible with a 3rd party lens with manual aperture (with stopped-down viewing and PD AF, unfortunately).

Oh yeah; there is also the issue with things like "Lens2Scope"; you need the DOF preview trick to stop the lens down to the sweet spot.




  
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Mar 22, 2014 13:52 |  #2584

i'm sticking with canon because until the late 80 's i had all nikon gear but then came digital i found myself upgrading cameras and thought that i would try canon for a change, i ended up selling all my nikon gear at a big loss i my add,so one could say that the digital age made me change brands! i think it all worked out for me, i don't find myself ever going back to the DARK SIDE any time soon,to costly ...


canon 7d bg-e7 5d-mk3 1d-mk3 24-105-L 17-40 L 35/1.4 85/1.8 yougnuo 565 ex 580 ex and lots of other canon stuff.canon 70-200 2.8 L

  
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Mar 22, 2014 21:36 |  #2585

Strangely enough, the shadows are easily lifted on the dark side :-)

Fortunately we don't have to completely "switch" to any side now. We can get the D800 sensor in the Sony a7R, and use our Canon glass. My finger has been hovering over the order button for that all week.

It's still a dog gone shame that canon can't see past video capabilities, to get us a sensor to compete with that sweet Sony sensor. Or at last give us that sensor in a Canon body :-)




  
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