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  1. skittlesproductions's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing
  2. Call_me_Tom's Avatar
    I saw one in the flesh last week, I didn't handle it so I can only go off what I observed.

    I thought the camera was very small, almost too small. The guy who owned it told me that the grip makes up for it but he stated that he's selling most of his Gold lenses because they don't balance well with the FTZ.

    I also noticed that the edges were not smooth and rounded but angular and sharp. That's more of a personal taste I suspect and I don't have an opinion, it was just something I noticed.
  3. Call_me_Tom's Avatar
    Your crickets comment gave me a chuckle.
  4. stmv's Avatar
    Thanks rarely in the 6 years does anyone comment,
  5. Larry E30's Avatar
    I like this shot - well done.
  6. stmv's Avatar
    well, Sony A7 sold along with 2 of the lens, one to go, looks like my D800 is sold next week. still have a bunch of stuff to sell, so,, should have a big chunk of the cost covered before the
    camera even shows up. The beauty of gear. they sell pretty fast. Biggest negative on the Z7 is the single card slot, but, I have never had a card failure, so, not super worry about it.
    I understand if you do weddings, I shot once recently with my DF. yes one card, so I had a full backup camera.
  7. Samo's Avatar
    I too like to set my wb at the very least using one of the modes. If it is a one off quick shot I am typically in auto wb. I shoot RAW so it is not a big deal but I do strive to control the camera as much as possible to save time editing.

    Yes I have a Df one of the first 300 to hit USA shores. The price on used bodies is getting so good I am seriously thinking about buying another one maybe even two.
  8. stmv's Avatar
    I often set my WB, but do sometimes use the AUTO mode, I'll check out the Auto2, thanks for the update, do you have the DF?
  9. Samo's Avatar
    Are you shooting Auto WB? If so try out the Auto2 setting.
  10. stmv's Avatar
    The DF is partially a product of trying to keep the tooling and investments down on what is essentially a one off product. The biggest factor picking an off the self shutter mechanism that would fit into their form factor. The cost of redesigning a unique shutter and of course the risk! since this has been the problem child of Nikon lately what
    with oil splashing, So, the 610 shutter was the pick to help reduce the size of the DF, but this also caused some issues since the exposure board that went with it was
    the 39 point, and also, some function was lost like loosing aperature control in LV so one can no longer view the exposure real time like one can in the D800 or even
    D4 (a feature I love). On the otherhand, I am glad that they picked a shutter mechanism that they worked out the bugs! I think when you factor in that this camera
    is intended to appeal to the manual shooter, it does that very well. and yes, at 1600 dollars,, for a rebuilt, kinda the best deal out there currently.

    I would love if they could had afford to bring out a truly unique product line, but those days are gone, as Nikon has to consolidate product lines. So,, glad that
    this quirky camera saw the light of day. In the end, I think the engineers did the right set of compromises to bring an high end camera out.
  11. Samo's Avatar
    I think you will discover, as many folks have, that all the criticism of the Df was not fair at all. The only thing true about all the naysaying was the high price point. Nowadays at half the original cost the Df IS the Nikon to own. Watch how people react to the camera.
  12. stmv's Avatar
    oh no, this photo was taken with a 35mm prime, a 200-400 would be too heavy to run with, I literally run with a camera in my hand. So, I typically run with small primes, and
    extra primes in a small backpack as needed.
  13. Rotor's Avatar
    Brr....
    Did you take this photo with 200-400mm? I'm surprised because this kind of long lens does not have long DOF and your photo is sharp from front to back. Very nice scene, frame and hang in your living room.
    Thanks for sharing,

    Rotor
  14. Rotor's Avatar
    Thanks for the warning. I've the same thought and agree with you totally.
  15. stmv's Avatar
    update, this lens lives on my D200 keep in car camera, it is just the right partner for the D200 flex camera.
  16. stmv's Avatar
    oh,, an that picture was shot with my trusty D200,, that I always keep in my car, it is the perfect, leave in the car in case you see a picture you want to take. You can pick
    them up now for sooo little, and still such an awesome beast, and the CCD sensor, still renders color so vibrantly. I gave my D80 away years ago, and immediately went out
    and bought a D200, just because I love the CCD sensor so much. but they take more power, and maybe do not scale as much, so now we have the CMOS sensors Initially
    the first CMOS sensors were not as vibrant, but over time, the engineers and software guys figured out how to bring back the vibrancy.
  17. Lee-Ann's Avatar
    stunning! looking forward to lots more
  18. bdangr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phanntom
    I realize this comment is quite late, but I was struck by the photo. It's a wonderful example of photojournalism...you raise some questions but it's "telling me" a story of a guy that's probably worked hard all his life but maybe everything didn't work out in the end and now, with little to live on but maybe Social Insecurity, or a small pension he makes his home in the "My Home" residence hotel.

    He appears content, looking out from his balcony to life on the street below.
    I like the perception and the graininess of the image. It looks like a film shot. Did you say you had a Nikon FM? I have a
    FT and a FM2.
  19. Phanntom's Avatar
    I realize this comment is quite late, but I was struck by the photo. It's a wonderful example of photojournalism...you raise some questions but it's "telling me" a story of a guy that's probably worked hard all his life but maybe everything didn't work out in the end and now, with little to live on but maybe Social Insecurity, or a small pension he makes his home in the "My Home" residence hotel.

    He appears content, looking out from his balcony to life on the street below.
  20. stmv's Avatar
    An update, Surprise Surprise, Surprise, what was in the Box???? the VR version!! I doubled checked the order, and yup,, it shows and describes the older
    lens, with the discounted price, what got shipped to me was the newer version VR version,, I suspect it is a Gray Market version, but, I am not complaining,
    I have bought Gray market versions of lens, and had good luck. So, Now I will be able to compare the two, Yes, its bigger, but, still a brand new lens
    for 350 dollars VR 24-85 (current price is 600 dollars),, I am keeping it.
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