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Marcus Rowland

Marcus Rowland

Member Since 19 Feb 2017
Offline Last Active Aug 06 2020 01:18 PM

Dragonfly - Kensington Gardens 28/5/2020

29 May 2020 - 12:21 PM

Nice resting dragonfly, not quite as clear as I'd like because I was testing a lens that has slight fungus




Nikon D7000, Sigma 75-300 4.5-5.6 AF-APO


Later - reliably informed this is a damselfly, not a dragonfly. Thought it looked a bit small. My bad.

"Nikon For Professionals" Cleaning Kit?

27 May 2020 - 11:37 AM

Something that turned up in a job lot of camera accessories I got a few days ago - a vinyl pouch marked "Nikon For Professionals" containing a "hurricane blower" puffer brush and a plastic bag (with Nikon logo) containing a few lens tissues.


Is this actually an official Nikon product? If so, what else would there have been in there?


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1.4x Teleconverter Recommendations?

25 May 2020 - 01:56 AM

I'm looking to replace my current 2x teleconverter with a 1.4x - 2x is really more than I need, and the light loss is bad enough that autofocus can be tricky.


What I want is a general purpose converter, not matched to any particular lens or focal length, with support for AI lenses and Nikon's original AF system with motor in the camera body as well as AF-S - not worried about AF-P for the moment.


The one that keeps coming up on ebay is the Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DG 1.4X N-AFD, which looks OK but I can't find a detailed review. Any recommendations or better alternatives?

Nikon 1 J2 on Oxfam web site (UK)

10 February 2020 - 12:11 PM

Don't know if anyone is interested in the Nikon 1, but the Oxfam web site currently has a Nikon 1 J2 with 10-30mm lens on sale for £75 plus £3.95 postage



18-55 flange repair

08 February 2020 - 04:03 PM

I picked up a DX 18-55 3.5-5.6 GII ED with a damaged flange today, and went looking on line for repair methods and found this video




It turns out you can get the flange ring for £2.49 from a Chinese seller so I've decided to give it a go. Is there anyone here who has done this? If so, are there any special problems I should be looking out for that aren't clear in the video?