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    Yes , I have done it a lot of times..but life is often a sort epochs in a row, and somehow one often forget to jump around through previously behaviors and epochs. Don't know what it is, different moods in different times..I guess
    But I will get back to it, while it also feels liberating and often lead to a smiling "confrontation" with people..which can sort of jump into the heart..but sometime one has to be in the mood ("I don't give a damn"-like in the "positive-spreading" way), to go for it..
    I like to shoot 'loose as a goose' - always. what is the worst thing that can happen anyway?
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    I am being a bit sentimental and perhaps a little selfish since I am a Nikon fangirl. Forgive me.
    You're forgiven for sure, and thanks for the link.

    Yes, all camera businesses are hurting as the market is shrinking. With modern phones there's not a lot of people who want/need an advanced camera that we all like so much. I've always wanted to like Nikon but somehow their bodies never felt right in my hand. However I want all the brands to survive. We need choices for serious photographers as well as competition to keep improving, but I'm worried that the total market isn't big enough for all. Maybe I'm too pessimistic, we'lll see. So far most of them seem to survive.

    The problem for Nikon is that they were late to the FF and APS-C mirrorless game so the competition was already firmly established and the pool is shrinking. While the Z-series is obviously a very capable camera it didn't offer anything the competition didn't have and the lens line still needs to be fully developed which costs R&D money. So it's been an uphill battle for them that shows in their financial results. But like you I really hope they will survive, allthough my reasons are probably less sentimental than yours
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    The problem with Nikon is that they were late to bring a successor for the D300^^

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    Let's get this thread back on topic, there's bigger problems than Nikon's business issues and I'm very hopeful they will survive (together with the others).

    I've only had one Nikon and used it multiple years, so here's an old picture (Februari 2002) I took in the Austrian mountains, that was a real fun week to spend skiing and walking with the whole family


    Nikon Coolpix 990

    Btw, just for fun I sometimes still use this Nikon Coolpix, images aren't bad for an 18 year old camera
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    You're forgiven for sure, and thanks for the link.

    I've always wanted to like Nikon but somehow their bodies never felt right in my hand....
    ..try to lay your hand on a Z, Pieter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    ..try to lay your hand on a Z, Pieter
    I did, a friend of mine bought a Z6 + 24-70/4. Great files, great viewfinder but somehow my hands and a Nikon grip/button placement are not made for each other.

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    Let's get this thread back on topic, there's bigger problems than Nikon's business issues and I'm very hopeful they will survive (together with the others).

    I've only had one Nikon and used it multiple years, so here's an old picture (Februari 2002) I took in the Austrian mountains, that was a real fun week to spend skiing and walking with the whole family


    Nikon Coolpix 990

    Btw, just for fun I sometimes still use this Nikon Coolpix, images aren't bad for an 18 year old camera

    I wouldnt have known if you hadnt mentioned Coolpix. Theresults like this can rival many modern cameras. I think I used to have a Coolpix 900 as a set with wide screw on lens.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Yup, 3.3 MP, pretty low by today's standards. But well enough for web presentation. And with the rotation between the part that holds the lens and the part that holds the LCD it's also very usable for selfies

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    Quote Originally Posted by B L View Post
    I wouldnt have known if you hadnt mentioned Coolpix. Theresults like this can rival many modern cameras. I think I used to have a Coolpix 900 as a set with wide screw on lens.
    Thanks for sharing.
    That's true, but as soon as you start cropping a little and/or there are smaller details the lack of MP's starts showing up.
    See here, it's a photo from 2004 that I like, but doubling or quadrupling the pixels of the original capture would have helped a lot, even at screen presentation size. But for me that doesn't detract from the fun of using such an early digital camera.


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    Peter, Please tell Bec it was a smile of the day.
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    [QUOTE=pegelli;806210]That's true, but as soon as you start cropping a little and/or there are smaller details the lack of MP's starts showing up.
    See here, it's a photo from 2004 that I like, but doubling or quadrupling the pixels of the original capture would have helped a lot, even at screen presentation size. But for me that doesn't detract from the fun of using such an early digital camera.

    Thanks for showing another from a modern vintage.Yes.You are right,those cameras are not for cropping.
    But,I recall reading in "Amateur Photographer" (UK) weekly magazine where they reported on their news pages many years ago a new software called VFZoom- I think the proper name was Vector Format for Zooming --zooming upto 1200% without any loss in quality.
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    Sometimes when I look at what I achieved with the D80, I should ask myself why I didn't simply buy more D80 bodies. They are cheap nowadays at just over $100.

    Photo is from September 2009, but the D80 was announced in 2006. The lens is much older.

    D80 with Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF @ f/5


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    Sometimes when I look at what I achieved with the D80, I should ask myself why I didn't simply buy more D80 bodies. They are cheap nowadays at just over $100.

    Photo is from September 2009, but the D80 was announced in 2006. The lens is much older.

    D80 with Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF @ f/5
    Brilliant. Those reds and whites!

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    Brilliant. Those reds and whites!
    Yup, that old CCD sensor was excellent, and white balance was mostly spot on. I liked it much better than the D300 that I bought later.

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    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S @ 46mm, 1/100, f/2.8, ISO 100
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    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S @ 70mm, 1/100, f/2.8, ISO 800, -0.7 EC
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    ttttttt by gungyduo, on Flickr


    shot with Df and Irix 11mm I think I finally got a good copy of this lens!!
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    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 43mm, 1/30, f/4, ISO 1600, -1.0 EC
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    Inside the 1700s German Farm at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia:



    Nikon D810, AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G, 1/250, f/2.8, ISO 200
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    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S @ 51mm, 1/80, f/2.8, ISO 400
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    A happy and prosperous 2020 to all!

    May the new decade bring you all your dream cameras and lenses, and plenty of opportunities to put them to good use



    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S @ 34mm, 1/20, f/4, ISO 800, -0.7 EC, VR On

    I took this photo yesterday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC to match a similar photo taken a year ago with the f/4 zoom (https://www.getdpi.com/forum/nikon/6...tml#post776322)
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    D800 with Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56mm and f/2.8



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    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S @ 53mm, 1/2000, f/4, ISO 100

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    D850, 85mm f1.8 G lens. Joshua Tree National Park day after Christmas
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    When I first visited Bangkok, people were skinny, mostly consuming healthy food, and if their clothes were worn or torn, it was because that was all they could afford. Nowadays, they eat sugar, and they pay extra for torn clothes. Some call it progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    D800 with Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm and f/4

    an indeed beautifull girl you got there, Jørgen!
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    an indeed beautifull girl you got there, Jørgen!
    ... and very self confident. Interesting years ahead

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    ... and very self confident. Interesting years ahead
    yes, but self-confidence can sometimes be the prerequisite for healthy inner harmony - if only it does not become too strong in the longer run - but in a man's world it can be a really good prerequisite for a woman's life..
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    yes, but self-confidence can sometimes be the prerequisite for healthy inner harmony - if only it does not become too strong in the longer run - but in a man's world it can be a really good prerequisite for a woman's life..
    Very important point. I try to help a few girls achieve their goals here in SE Asia. It's very rewarding.
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    Hard work

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    Nikon 1 J5, 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 30mm (81mm equiv.), 1/50, f/6.3, ISO 160
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    Nikon Z50, Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR @ 50mm (75mm equiv.), 1/320sec, f/16, ISO 100, Nikon Adobe RGB
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    Taken in September 2019, while testing the new lens:



    Nikon D810, AF-P Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E @ 70mm, 1/25, f/4.5, ISO 64
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    Took the D810 out for a walk last weekend - had to charge the battery beforehand, since it's been a while...



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    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S @ 70mm, 1/160, f/2.8, ISO 1600, -1.0 EC, Nikon Adobe RGB
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    From the archives:



    The Rainbow Lady
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    New Trail, New Opportunities...

    Took a walk yesterday on a new nature trail local to me. Was looking for some birds and came across this new fence casting an interesting shadow in front of me. B&W isn't something I do often (haven't for years) but it seemed to work with this image as the dull, bland winter colours didn't add to the image.

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    Nikon Z6, Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S @ 40mm, 1/640, f/5.6, ISO 100, Nikon Adobe RGB
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    Z7, 1.8/85s
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    Z7 + otus 85 @ F/8, 30 seconds

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    Nikon 1 J5, 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 246mm (664mm equiv.), 1/160, f/6.3, ISO 800, Nikon Adobe RGB
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    Nikon 1 J5, 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 246mm (664mm equiv.), 1/160, f/6.3, ISO 800, Nikon Adobe RGB
    I am amazed at how well the "consumer grade" Nikon 70-300 FF lenses render. Great image!
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    I am amazed at how well the "consumer grade" Nikon 70-300 FF lenses render. Great image!
    Hello Jack,

    Thank you for your comment.

    This was not the AF-P FF zoom - it is actually the Nikon 1 (CX) 70-300mm zoom, a stellar lens. Too bad Nikon did not continue with that system...

    The AF-P FF zoom is indeed a great lens. During the next few weeks I will post more photos here with my AF-P FF copy on the D810, the Z6 and the Z50, while I am waiting for the 70-200mm f/2.8 S

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    Hello Jack,

    Thank you for your comment.

    This was not the AF-P FF zoom - it is actually the Nikon 1 (CX) 70-300mm zoom, a stellar lens. Too bad Nikon did not continue with that system...

    The AF-P FF zoom is indeed a great lens. During the next few weeks I will post more photos here with my AF-P FF copy on the D810, the Z6 and the Z50, while I am waiting for the 70-200mm f/2.8 S
    I actually understood that The optical designs obviously differ, though both perform admirably. (I am not certain how the CX compares to the newer AF-P DX version though -- they may be more similar than different, at least from all accounts it's excellent too.) I have the 70-300 AF-P FF version and am using it on my Z7 and it absolutely blows me away that a $600 4.3:1 tele-zoom can perform so well -- the MTF's are essentially identical to both current 70-200 AF-VR lenses, and I can bear that out based on my own experience with all of them! (FWIW, it also makes a very credible macro with the addition of a 1.8x, 2-element diopter -- an extra $100 filter to give me a very handy 2-fer in the bag ) I too am curious as to what the new 70-200 ZS lens will show, but it's going to have to be pretty spectacular to get me to take on the extra weight and loss of 100mm of zoom, let alone the 4x expense for gaining the 2.8 aperture!
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    I actually understood that The optical designs obviously differ, though both perform admirably. (I am not certain how the CX compares to the newer AF-P DX version though -- they may be more similar than different, at least from all accounts it's excellent too.) I have the 70-300 AF-P FF version and am using it on my Z7 and it absolutely blows me away that a $600 4.3:1 tele-zoom can perform so well -- the MTF's are essentially identical to both current 70-200 AF-VR lenses, and I can bear that out based on my own experience with all of them! (FWIW, it also makes a very credible macro with the addition of a 1.8x, 2-element diopter -- an extra $100 filter to give me a very handy 2-fer in the bag ) I too am curious as to what the new 70-200 ZS lens will show, but it's going to have to be pretty spectacular to get me to take on the extra weight and loss of 100mm of zoom, let alone the 4x expense for gaining the 2.8 aperture!
    Oh, OK, I got it now

    The CX and DX zooms do have a different optical design. I could not find the specs for the CX mount, but I guess the flange distance is smaller than for the F mount (not sure how it compares to the Z mount though).
    Nevertheless, the modern designs for the consumer F 70-300mm zooms are indeed better than expected.

    I too expected a smaller 70-200mm f/2.8 ZS lens (the original rumors were that it will be similar to the 24-70mm f/2.8 F zoom in size and weight, and it actually ended up larger and heavier that the 70-200mm f/2.8 F zoom, by a little).
    Since I've never had any f/2.8 zooms until the 24-70mm ZS, I also pre-ordered the 70-200mm ZS. Will see... I also got the much maligned Z6/7 battery pack a week ago for better balancing, if needed - although I just watched Ricci Talk's first impressions on YouTube and it appears that due to the new design it is less front heavy than the F mount version, and it actually balances well on the Z6/Z7 even without the battery pack.
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