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  1. #11
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    I'd love to have one, but I just haven't been able to justify getting one, since knowing me I might not use it much, since wouldn't likely shoot film much.
    But it sure seems awesome for sure!



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  2. #12
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    Quote Originally Posted by DraganDL View Post
    Now, you've got to obtain one of these pieces of equipment (maybe both): a good scanner (don't buy any Canons, please!) and/or a film-to-digital duplicator (which you will mount on that D4)

    But of course the F4 works with "G" lenses (and all AF-S, for that matter). The only difference being lack of manual aperture ring, you cannot use modes that require the value of aperture to be set manually...
    If you can find one, the Nikon scanners are quite good. Or, you could build a darkroom and make wet prints. That's the route I went for film.

  3. #13
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    I was taking a few photography classes in college back in'89, and I had a Nikon N4004s (that I still have, and it still works great). A guy in my B&W I class had an F4s with a databack, and he let me mess around with it a bit on a couple of occassions. Apples and oranges comparison to my N4004s. Focus was fast and very quiet. Mirror and shutter action was so cool. Frame advance was fast and smooth. Amazing camera. I had always wanted one, but couldn't justify the cost at that time vs my ability and income (part-time job, beginning hobbyist, and my N4004s was just fine, actually more than I needed). But it was always a treat when that guy would let me put a roll or two through his F4s. It was just fun to use.

    I still have a romantic attachment to darkroom/wetlab processing. I used to have a blast processing film and prints. I used to get off of work and head up to the college photo labs, and I would stay up there all night, along with a few other students, processing film and prints. I never turned out anything fantastic (because I never shot anything fantastic), but it was fun pursuing it and going through the whole process, especially with others who were doing the same thing. Good times, good times....
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  4. #14
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    Quote Originally Posted by dslater View Post
    If you can find one, the Nikon scanners are quite good. Or, you could build a darkroom and make wet prints. That's the route I went for film.
    I have a Super CoolScan LS-8000 and love it. It works perfectly with the Hasselblad too (which is the real reason I got it) and with the right carrier will even do 6x9 if you can find a camera that even shoots that any more!

    Of course, you would need to scan (digitize) any film image to present them on the web or nowadays for publication, but outside of that, scanning them to print them to a final image seems to be defeating the whole purpose of shooting film, for me at least. For black and white especially, printing film on photographic paper presents an image with charm that no digital image can provide. Especially if you use high end paper like Oriental Seagull (which I love but have to special order because no one around here carries it and it is $$$). Printing a Hasselblad Kodak T-MAX 100 image on just the right grade of Seagull produces a magical image!
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    So much for this older post! Lol Since I now have a F4s coming that my beloved wife bought for me for Christmas! Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill16 View Post
    I'd love to have one, but I just haven't been able to justify getting one, since knowing me I might not use it much, since wouldn't likely shoot film much.
    But it sure seems awesome for sure!
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  6. #16
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    Cool, Bill. You're now going to need a piggybank for film and processing!!

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  7. #17
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    Yes I may not be able to shoot film too often. But I think it will be fun anyway! Lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    Cool, Bill. You're now going to need a piggybank for film and processing!!

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  8. #18
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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    To STM - You can find an F4E sometimes at keh.com. I've seen them there in the past, but they are a bit rare. I love the F4s. I have way too many cameras for my wife's approval and so must be very careful if I want to buy anything new. Of the Nikons I have the; F2a, FE, FG, F4, F5 and D7000. The fuji S5 Pro I also include in the lot as it uses Nikon lenses. I won't mention my other equipment, my wife might see this and then it's over for me.

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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Re: NIKON F4 vs NIKON D4 vs NIKON D800 vs Nikon D7000 w. AF-S lenses :D

    Hello ! I donít know if you still using this forum but I have few questions regarding 85mm 1.4G on Nikon F4. Why A and M modes will not work? I think it should work at 1.4 aperture only and camera will still metering. My M42 Pentacon 135mm 2.8 is working flawlessly on F4 and my F4 I donít know how but he knows that itís 2.8 lens, same for Helios 58mm 2.0 , F4 knows itís 2.0 ... i donít know how. So I think A and M modes will work with 85mm 1.4G.
    Please if someone can help me to explain 85mm 1.4G on Nikon F4 . I am hesitating between 1.4G and 1.4D, but I would love to get 1.4G. I am ok to shoot at 1.4 only. The reason I want 1.4G is because Itís probably better as investment for my next purchase of mirrorless camera, because 1.4G is sharper
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