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#241
BeeGeeDee

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Hi folks!  I've been shooting since college in the 70's, spending time in the dorm's darkroom with b&w and color, waited until digital was better than film and affordable and just upgraded from a D500 to a D850.  I enjoy the superior older Nikkors and detest the inferior focusing screens in DSLR's.

 

Thanks to a post here, will be selling my SB900's for a Godox radio controlled system.

 

Current lineup:  1.  D200 infrared conversion with a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6

2.  D850

MF Samyang 12mm f/2.8
MF Nikkor-UD 20mm f/3.5
AF Sigma 24mm f/1.4
MF Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 PC
AF Tamron 45mm f/1.8
MF Nikkor-S F 50mm f/1.4
AF Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D micro
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D
AF Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D Micro
MF Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
AF Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sport
 
Post with you soon!  :P


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Hello,  I'm a long-time Nikon owner and user.  I had a cousin with an FTN back in the early 1970s and used her camera when it was available.  I bought my first Nikon, one of the first FMs to hit San Diego when the FM first came out (~1975?) along with a 50mm f1.4 and the then new Vivitar Series 1 70-210 macro zoom.  They keep me busy for years after.  I eventually added a handful of other lenses, from 24mm to 500mm (fixed aperature, mirror).

That FM was and remains my favorite camera, despite eventually owning two FTNs and an F3-HP.  The FM was light weight, straight forward, and quick - three lights to tell you about the exposure level, and only two things to think about: aperature and shutter speed (ISO/ASA already determined when you loaded film).

Then film itself got too expensive to shoot regularly and Kodak stopped making the film I was used to shooting (Kodachrome 25, Ektachrome 64, and Kodacolor 100).  <sigh>

I stopped doing much photography after that.  Then a few years ago I bought a used D700 so I could put my old lenses to use.

Then I got busy doing other things and it just sat in the closet.

With the current stay at home situation, I have lots of time to start learning about digital photography (aside from a Canon S-110 that I use for taking pictures of the dogs).

My initail goal was to constrain the D700 to as closely as possible to the FM in terms of limited things to think about while behind the camera.

After digging into books on DSLR photography, I realize that's not a realistic way to approach things.

Now I'm at the point of figuring out how to set up the camera for specific photographic tasks - to begin with, general photography with a 24-80mm AF lens and a setup for just my AI-S primes.  Getting the interactions between the Shooting and Custom Menu settings organized in my head looks a bit daunting.

So that's why I'm here, looking for general help by going through the archives, and asking specific questions when I think I understand enough about my problem to ask them.

I can also tell that there's a lot of jargon to master.

 



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Hello, i'm Meghann I have been using Nikon's for some time now I and I love my entry level DSLR. Cameras are my hobbie, passion, and relaxation.  I look forward to being part of the forum. 

 

In my bag right now I have:

2 - D3100's

Nikon 18-55mm Kit lens 

Nikon DX 35mm prime lens 

Tamron 70-300mm telephoto lens

4 batterys

Manfroto Tripod 

Haze filter 

Circular Polarizer  



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Greeting! I'm Indrajeet Singh, please feel free to call me Micki. I have been fascinated by photography since I was 10 years old in 1961. I started with using an Agfa Clack 120 film  camera and moved through with a Brownie Box to the Kodak Instamatic, then my first DSLR a Zenit - E, an Olympus OM10, the Canon AT1 and to my first Nikon EM, followed by the Nikon F3hp and Nikon F4.

 

My first digital Nikon was the D60 (which I still have and it works perfectly)  and then the D7000, D7100, D7200, D600, D610. I have finally settled with my D7200, D810, two D500s and the fabulous D850.

 

My preferred genres are based around nature and include Macro, video and birds and mammals. I work hard at perfecting my skills at photographing Birds on the Wing.

 

My gear is generally fitted with the lens staying on the sets up are like this. I will occasionally switch lenses and bodies sometimes for special conditions and subjects.

 

D60 + Nikkor 55~200 DX lens - for introducing children to photography

D7200 + Nikkor 200 f4 for macro.

D810 + 70~300, or, Nikkor 200~500 (I have two) for video.

D500 + Nikkor 200~500

D500 + Nikkor 500 f5.6E PF (I own two D500 bodies)

D850 + Nikkor 300 f4E PF + TC 1.4E III.

 

I also have some other brand lenses like the Tamron 15~30, the Tamron 90mm Macro and a Laowa 15mm.

 

I have used Nikon since 1989 and hope to continue doing so and am looking forward to a professional level mirrorless in the near future.

 

I hope to make new friends and learn from you all ways to improve my skills.



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…looking forward to a professional level mirrorless in the near future.


Welcome Micki! :P

Mirrorless is not on my bucket list… I'm having too much fun with
the D810 and D850 — both are outperforming the Z at this point.



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Hi Micki,

 

My first SLR back around 1976 or so was also the Zenit-E  Welcome - looking forward to seeing some of your images...



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I have a Nikon D5300, and it works fine. However,  I also use a Sigma 17-50  2.8 Lens, and here is my issue I need some help with.  The Lens, with the Hood, is I believe too Fat for the Camera, as I think, the Sensor on the Camera, is Blocked by the lens, as I can see the light generated by the Sensor hitting the Front Lens adapter so the Sensor cannot effectively work, as it appears to be Blocked by the Lens. 

 

So, the sigma 17-50 2.8 is a good lens and was relatively expensive.  I am thinking, I should buy a D7500, as the body should accommodate this larger width lens. 

 

However, I would also like to consider a new Z50, but from looking at the pictures, I am also afraid the Camera's Sensor may also be blocked by this lens.

 

I do not know what to do?  Should I just use the 16-50 3.5 Lens that comes with the Z50 Kit?  But the 2.8 Sigma lens works good for indoors.

 

Does anyone have any ideas about this?

Thank you,

Larry



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I have a Nikon D5300, and it works fine. However,  I also use a Sigma 17-50  2.8 Lens, and here is my issue I need some help with.  The Lens, with the Hood, is I believe too Fat for the Camera, as I think, the Sensor on the Camera, is Blocked by the lens, as I can see the light generated by the Sensor hitting the Front Lens adapter so the Sensor cannot effectively work, as it appears to be Blocked by the Lens. 

 

So, the sigma 17-50 2.8 is a good lens and was relatively expensive.  I am thinking, I should buy a D7500, as the body should accommodate this larger width lens. 

 

However, I would also like to consider a new Z50, but from looking at the pictures, I am also afraid the Camera's Sensor may also be blocked by this lens.

 

I do not know what to do?  Should I just use the 16-50 3.5 Lens that comes with the Z50 Kit?  But the 2.8 Sigma lens works good for indoors.

 

Does anyone have any ideas about this?

Thank you,

Larry

Do you mean the pop-up flash? Or the AF-Assist illuminator?

 

The Sigma has a large max aperture and lets in more light than a kit lens. This makes for much less need for the AF-assist when shooting in available light.

 

The AF-Assist illuminator is in approximately the same place in the D7500 and will hit the lens hood with that body as well.

 

The D5300 AF is quite good and seldom needs the assist light, so you can just switch it off. I think it is custom function a3 that controls it.

 

As I use back button focus and AF-C as my standard setting, I haven't used the assist light for many years and seldom miss focus.



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Thank you for your help. I thought I needed to use the assist light, good to know, I don't.  Best wishes.