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Member Since 01 Jan 2014
Offline Last Active Jun 12 2021 07:09 PM

In Topic: An unlikely find...

17 February 2021 - 12:00 PM

Hi Attim, how do you like the 135 DC?


I happen to bought one from Japan last year and it was mint.  After trying it out, I understand the reason why many of this lens didn't get much use - the focus shift is profuse even with stationary object.  The only advantage it has is the f-stop stay constant, unlike some design which use 2 aperture rings.


With the effortless digital PP we currently have, it is hard to justify the price of CAD $1,700 plus tax for a new one.

In Topic: AF-S Nikkor 80-200 2.8D Autofocus Issue

17 February 2021 - 11:38 AM

Sounds like you have either a physical or communication problem with the focusing gear when it is driven by the focusing motor in the body.  The gear lubricant can go stiff with time or temperature.  If your lens s/n is between 400001 and 563085, it was probably made 25 years ago.  The "newer" version from 2006 and on will have 7 digits instead of 6.


A local repair shop should able to fix it.  I have terrible experience with Nikon factory shop handling, they lost part of my stuff inhouse and then return the stuff to an address 1,000Km from me.

In Topic: Please Nikon, say it ain't true.

25 September 2020 - 03:04 PM

I do wonder if Nikon has any repair facilities in Mexico or Canada. 


Nikon has ONE service centre in Canada and it is 4,000 Km from me.  Last time I send in a camera with a mic for them to check per their request - first, they lost my mic in their shop and then they return the camera to a dealer 900 Km away from me.  It took countless phone call, e-mail and about three months to resolve.




PS: Both Canon and Sony also have only ONE service centre in Canada.  Sony has asked me to send in a camera for cleaning which cost $40+ to ship.  My local camera repair guy did that in half day for the same amount of money.

In Topic: D850 - How to focus one myself in front of camera - when solo

24 September 2020 - 06:54 PM

I don't know the spec about D850 but there is an "old" trick which works with most AF camera.  Get a children play doll bigger than an adult head and put it where your face will be.  Manually focus the lens and then just replace the doll with yourself when the camera is rolling.