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  1. #21
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    Re: What attracted you to Nikon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter7100 View Post
    I also had the Kodak Instamatics but I never really counted them as 'real' cameras.
    Goodness remember Kodak, they could have been so big today if they had followed the way technology was moving.
    Yeah, I had an old Kodak Hawkeye that shot 620 film stock as a kid. I remember those 1-shot flashbulbs it used and how they melted into grotesque shapes. Still have my Kodak 110 slimline camera, but the batteries are unobtainium.


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  2. #22
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    Re: What attracted you to Nikon?

    I started photography with my fatherís Argus C3 in high school (manual everything, did not even have built in light meter). During college bought a Mamiya Sekor 500 TL SLR with 50mm f1.8 lens, and later purchased a 35mm and 200mm lens. I really wanted a Nikon SLR, but it was beyond my college budget. Also, while attending college in Fresno, CA, I got the opportunity to go on a Photography club field trip to Yosemite and meet Ansel Adams, what a thrill that was!

    Many years later got back into serious photography and could now afford a low budget Nikon, so I bought a Nikon F60 with Tamron 28-200mm lens, followed by an F100. Along the way, I acquired the Nikon 50mm F1.8, Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8, Tokina 24-200mm, and Nikon 80-200 f2.8 lenses.

    Later I obtained a Nikon D70 with 18-70 mm kit lens for my first foray into Digital. Then I purchased a Tamron 200-400mm lens. I then upgraded to a D200 with Nikon 18-200mm kit lens. I passed on the D300, thinking it was not enough of a step up to justify replacing my D200 and I waited and waited for a suitable D200 replacement. While waiting I purchased a Tokina 12-24mm f4 lens and a Sigma 150-600mm lens with dock. Finally, giving up on a real D200 replacement, I purchased a D7200 (just before the D500 was announced, but I am not unhappy I got the D7200 as it is a very impressive camera and suits my needs just fine). My latest purchase was a Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro lens.

    I currently have a two kit setup, my Walk-around kit and my Serious kit. The Walk-around kit consists of my D7200 with Nikon 18-200mm and Tokina 12-24mm plus a small bag, extra batteries and SD cards. My Serious kit is the D7200 with Tokina 12-24mm, Tokina 28-70mm, Nikon 80-200mm, Tokina 100mm Macro, SB800 flash, and larger bag. In addition, with either kit I carry the Sigma 150-600mm and a mono pod as needed.
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    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  3. #23
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    Re: What attracted you to Nikon?

    I started in photography in 1972 with a Minolta SRT-101 and stuck with it for a year. I was not particularly impressed by the sharpness and flare control of their lenses (I had 5 at the time). I switched to Nikon, mostly on their reputation, and it has been smooth sailing ever since. I never got into digital until 2013 and still shoot with my film Nikons, in fact my FTN has a half a roll of Tri-X in it that I am going to finish up today.
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  4. #24
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    Re: What attracted you to Nikon?

    1960s I started HS and all the Professionals were Nikon users. Canon, Pentax, Miranda etc alle were also-rans.

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  5. #25
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    Re: What attracted you to Nikon?

    My choice of Nikon is likely pretty strange. I always love photography but hadn't the time for it. I was a workaholic, biker, etc, and I had no time for it. I was barely home. But I had a couple strokes that kind of scrambled my brain a bit. I could not do a lot for the first bit but I decided to start with photography. I picked Nikon because of a Paul Simon song... "Kodachrome". I bought a D3200.

    Retired from the MC and I am unable to do my old job as a project leader and product development. I just do not have the balance for the bike or the stamina or brainpower for the work stress, but I can take photos and that has been a blessing. Also selling the scoot funded some lenses. I really like my Z6. The journey from the D3200, 7200, D700, settling on the Z6 has been a blast. The IBIS and WYSIWYG in the Z6 has really helped me a lot.

    I am glad I chose Nikon even if it was not the most scientific approach.
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