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Just won a Mamiya ZE 35mm body with a 28mm lens on it. :D
Which is completely what I need in my life - an obsolete camera system with lenses that are difficult to find. Awesome. 8-)



We can add a Mamiya ZE-2 with a 50mm lens on it and a flash gun to that equation as well. :D
Lovely, well built bodies, I must admit.
The Minolta X700 I was using in Lahndahn at the weekend has since decided that the LEDs in the 'finder don't work any more, meaning I was pointing and hoping for some of the shots.

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I went to Jacobs at lunchtime meaning to by this: NIKON 50mm F1.8 AFD but the wife, (who I met there) insisted I buy a NIKON 50mm F1.4 DAF instead. :shock:

I also picked up a UV filter...

Happy John! :D

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I went to Jacobs at lunchtime meaning to by this: NIKON 50mm F1.8 AFD but the wife, (who I met there) insisted I buy a NIKON 50mm F1.4 DAF instead. :shock:

Very nice! I've a feeling f/1.4 is the fastest you can get a Nikon camera, due to the size of the mount and the distance from the sensor/film, so you can't get a faster lens!

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I've a feeling f/1.4 is the fastest you can get a Nikon camera, due to the size of the mount and the distance from the sensor/film, so you can't get a faster lens!
I've also a feeling that Edd is correct in this.
Let us know how you get on with the lens, John.

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All I know so far is that Mark, Jimmy Olsen and Peter Parker use Nikon and everybody else seems to use Canon.
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EddArmitage wrote:
I've a feeling f/1.4 is the fastest you can get a Nikon camera, due to the size of the mount and the distance from the sensor/film, so you can't get a faster lens!
I've also a feeling that Edd is correct in this.

So when's the world going to implode??? Two of my suggestions have not received mass-criticism today - something's not right!
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Let us know how you get on with the lens, John.

Definitely! I found that once I'd used my kit lens to get to know my camera's controls, the nifty-fifty was really great for learning how to take decent pictures. By offering such a massive aperture, and removing any element of zooming, it made me focus on composition and the like.

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timark_uk wrote:
Let us know how you get on with the lens, John.

Definitely! I found that once I'd used my kit lens to get to know my camera's controls, the nifty-fifty was really great for learning how to take decent pictures. By offering such a massive aperture, and removing any element of zooming, it made me focus on composition and the like.


I will let you know how I get on with it. The youngest has her swimming lesson after school, but I'll try and take some test shots when she gets home and get them uploaded a.s.a.p.

I won't be able to upload them until tomorrow thjough, as I've gone over my monthly limit on Flickr :roll:

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John's hot. No denying it. But he's hardly Karen now, is he ;)

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I won't be able to upload them until tomorrow thjough, as I've gone over my monthly limit on Flickr :roll:
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All I know so far is that Mark, Jimmy Olsen and Peter Parker use Nikon and everybody else seems to use Canon.
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Recently took delivery of a couple of 3-stop neutral density filters (not grads) which should come in handy in a few weeks... :)

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which should come in handy in a few weeks... :)
Oh yeah?

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All I know so far is that Mark, Jimmy Olsen and Peter Parker use Nikon and everybody else seems to use Canon.
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which should come in handy in a few weeks... :)
Oh yeah?
Hell yeah!

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EddArmitage wrote:
I've a feeling f/1.4 is the fastest you can get a Nikon camera, due to the size of the mount and the distance from the sensor/film, so you can't get a faster lens!
I've also a feeling that Edd is correct in this.
Let us know how you get on with the lens, John.

Mark


I think there are a couple of f1.2 lenses using the f-mount.

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ignore, wrong area!
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phantombudgie wrote:
ignore, wrong area!
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You could always delete it.

Oh, you can't, because I've posted now. ;)

I've been meaning to add my stuff to this thread, and as I've got stuck watching Columbo, when I should be going to bed, here goes.

Canon EOS40D
Canon 17-85mm (kit) lens
Canon 75-300mm f1:4-5.6 lens
Canon 100mm f1:2.8 macro lens
Canon Speedlite 430EX external flash and Stofen diffuser

Cokin P filter system with (at time of writing) 2 NDs and 2 ND grad filters

Manfrotto 055XProB Tripod and Giottos MH1302-652 Series II Ball Head

Bits and pieces that I have include- third party cable remote release (a fraction of the cost of the Canon model) Manfrotto hot-shoe spirit level and a bean bag from here http://www.camerabeanbags.co.uk/

I have a number of items on the shopping list for the near future, including more filters, a Gorrillapod SLR Zoom, and I would really like a massive injection of artistic talent, but I'll stick with buying DSLR monthly and live in hope that it will give me the advice and inspiration that I need. :lol:

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Cleared out the carp room and I have found a Nikon AF NIKKOR 28 - 80mm lens with a 1a Skylight filter and a sun hood. :D

It was attached to the NIkon F60, but there is still no sign of the second lens which I thought it had.

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John's hot. No denying it. But he's hardly Karen now, is he ;)

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Cleared out the carp room


Didn't know you keep fish, John?

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