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Member Since 17 Jun 2022
Offline Last Active May 28 2023 08:29 AM

In Topic: Cleaning the Lens

26 January 2023 - 05:31 AM

I use ROR lens fluid on the glass w/ a microfiber cloth, and rubbing alcohol on the body.



In Topic: AF Nikkor 70-300 f/4 ~ 5.6 D

24 January 2023 - 05:04 PM

Merco, thanks!  


I'm in luck, it's the Gold Text.  And that price includes shipping, from Japan.


With the aforementioned lineup of glass, I'll have "fair" coverage, from wide, normal, moderate telephoto, and a wee bit of macro in the bargain.  All in a three-lens setup, with flash, chargers and a lens cleaning kit.  Now to find a bag for the gear, in a format I'll like and use.


Gotta get it all put together by April.  As it happens, I've secured Media Credentials to the National Rifle Association General Meeting in Indianapolis.  I'll try not to photographically embarrass myself, and by extension, y'all here!


Oh, and one more bit of (non-photographic) kit I'll wanna obtain.  And I trust the vast knowledge of the assembled crowd.  What's a good value on a capable and reliable Voice Recorder, something along the lines of the tiny Sony or Olympus ones we see members of the press shoving into people's faces?  I won't be that rude, but I've got a couple of interviews I'll want to record for transcript/accuracy purposes.



Glad you found a lens.

Your cell phone can be used to record dialogue.

In Topic: Hello from Georgia (country of)

20 January 2023 - 08:28 PM

By the way, how I can upload pic's?

I use https://postimages.org/ and then copy the direct link, next click the image link in the tool bar on your post, then paste the direct link there.

In Topic: Hello from Georgia (country of)

18 January 2023 - 05:06 PM

Hello everyone

I'm new in Nikon world, before I always use Canon cameras

I bought a used Nikon D5300 with Nikon AF-P Nikkor 18-55 1:3.5-5.6G DX VR kit lens and Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-85 1:3.5-5.6G ED DX VR lens. 

With kit lens camera works flawlessly but with AF-S 16-85 I have problem with internal flash, camera is freezing when I want to use flash :( 
are AF-S lense not compatible with D5300?

Welcome and please start posting some photos of your area. Should be interesting.

In Topic: Nikon rifle scope

16 January 2023 - 10:07 AM

"Monarch" was the top of the Nikon riflescope lineup.  But the Buckmaster was NOT a bad scope, and with , Nikon glass, well, it was certainly better than average.


Where Nikon lost the grip, was not coming out with a 30mm tube line of scopes.  Contrary to convention, the 30mm tube isn't to allow "more light", but to provide for more vertical movement of the reticle for LONG range shooting.  Concurrently the big Tactical Makers were doing laser etched reticles in glass elements, vs. the old physical, FRAGILE, wire cross hairs.


Sporting optics wise, my 1980s vintage Nikon 9x25 Compact binoculars, routinely put shame to Leitz, Swarovski and other ultra premium $$$ glass.  


With Nikon absent the riflescope world, I'd strongly suggest the Vortex brand, and the Viper grade line of scopes.  Their Razor brand is WAY up there in performance, but also in cost.


Confession.  My spotting scope is the absolute Top of the LIne of Vortex Razor that they offer.  Because "spotting scope" and that is what you DO where those are concerned!



Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

... and... Krag 96.


.338 Win Mag?


This is where you add me into the Caliber Envy category.


Mr. Elk or Mr. Moose are not going to like you very much.  Not very much at all !




Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Good info. I liked Nikon budget scopes as well as Burris. I don't think at the budget end there's much competition from what I've seen with these brands, but I may be wrong. Yes too bad Nikon dropped their riflescopes. I do like their binos and have their budget and bit older 10x50 Action.