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La Bikina

La Bikina

Member Since 24 Jan 2023
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 05:57 PM

#82594 Gear for street photography.

Posted by La Bikina on 22 March 2023 - 04:29 AM

Nikkor 16mm fisheye still about $350 to $500 depend on model and condition, in second hand market of course.

In store, you know could be more expensive.


In Spain, I bought my Russian  Zenitar 16mm 2.8 about $150 not expensive at all, that I decided to buy it.

Quality is not too low, so it's great.



Ron, maybe in US, the Sigma one is enough cheap for you and you can conclude your dream. I am sure you didn't check if you can find a cheap one for very long time.

By the way, I will try to take my city ride tour soon and post any photo with it. ;)

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#82574 Gear for street photography.

Posted by La Bikina on 19 March 2023 - 08:55 AM

Ron, I imagine myself with my Nikon D4 and one 16 mm fisheye lens causing the panic of the good citizens of Barcelona :lol:


My strategy if someone catch me is to pretend to be one confused tourist :P

You know, sometimes the big lure is carrying the big camera full equipped and say "I photograph the touristic buildings and monuments." lies and more lies ^_^

Effect Trojan horse..... :ph34r:


Maybe it is time to take a ride with my Zenitar fisheye lens...... :rolleyes:



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#82559 My little corner of flickr

Posted by La Bikina on 17 March 2023 - 01:15 AM


I am Guadalupe Cruz. ;)



This is my Flickr gallery  :P  :





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#82546 365 challenge

Posted by La Bikina on 15 March 2023 - 11:46 PM

Street Shop showcase Pop Art


         Nikon D3X


  • Aperture ƒ/3.5

  • Focal 86 mm

  • Exposure Time1/50

  • ISO 360



I used my old Nikkor 43-86mm for fun in the street, It was funny because I don't mind finding this rare old can in shop showcase. Sometimes the photos find you.





52750744149_08406ec373_k.jpgDSC_0893 by Guadalupe Cruz, on Flickr

#82532 Why the P1000 Price Drop with some sellers?

Posted by La Bikina on 14 March 2023 - 08:23 AM

Oppps ... The price start to be really nice, if still having stocks this 2023 Black Friday could be nicer and a real temptation for sure. B)

#82497 Why the P1000 Price Drop with some sellers?

Posted by La Bikina on 11 March 2023 - 08:42 PM

I doubt something better is coming.

Because of that, I think is your last chance to collect any backup camera for future, The technical support would be 10 years more than the discontinued series is confirmed.


I think that Nikon drop the Coolpix Series and the Bridge cameras as well, and it's not the only series will drop.

The DSLR would happen the same future as SLR for sure.

All the efforts and bet of Nikon are in the mirrorless Z series, all the rumors are almost confirmed the close future is the Z series and no more projects.

Too many evidences and no projects in other areas confirm this rumor, it's turning reality.

#82476 Why the P1000 Price Drop with some sellers?

Posted by La Bikina on 10 March 2023 - 05:31 PM

But just in case, be in mind, it's possible to see a bargain price at the end of stocks.

#82467 EN-EL12 Newmowa Replacement Batteries work great!

Posted by La Bikina on 10 March 2023 - 02:29 AM

I used these TM  Patona and DSTE for batteries EN-EL18 and EN-EL4 and the results were very good, better than expected. And the ratting is OK on Amazon.


I know are not the same batteries models than EN-EL12 but EN-EL18 is used by the top Flagship Nikon cameras, so it's important to consider the 3rd Party trademarks used by the users of their expensive cameras.

I often chat with another users about batteries, and they agree with me these are the best replacements from the originals.

Of course, the Nikon originals are the best, but the price and the out of stock sometimes because you need a new replacement with trusted quality.


Be careful, it's not a competition to find the cheapest batteries. Quality, it's important too.


Nikon Originals duration is about 20- 25 % more than all 3rd party batteries more time and never cause overheat or side effects, I replaced when no more choice.

Life of Nikon batteries are longer too, some 3rd Company fast passes from Life 0 to 1 so be careful about it.

#82466 Why the P1000 Price Drop with some sellers?

Posted by La Bikina on 10 March 2023 - 12:32 AM

It's quite normal, don't worry and don't be panic.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 it's 2018 camera and the price always around $999, I think that with new tendency to buy the mirrorless cameras and no more bridge Coolpix series cameras from Nikon are quite normal start lowing prices until out of stock. Around 25% - 35% usually.


Happens with all discontinued cameras until no more selling in stores.

Probably 2023 would be the year of a lot of cameras be discontinued, of course all the cameras from 2017 and 2018 for sure.


If you want a new P1000 as backup camera buy and don't open it, take the best price opportunity you can, usually old new stuff later is more expensive.




#82433 Nikon Z8 rumors

Posted by La Bikina on 06 March 2023 - 02:31 PM

I am looking for the second hand market, this year 2023 would be very interesting if new models like Z8 or Z6III appears soon.

I can easily imagine the second hand Nikon DSLR with lower prices, that means for me, more people selling and upgrading to Z series, means opportunity to find lenses and good stuff that usually hard to find. ^_^

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#82379 Nikon 105 f 2.5

Posted by La Bikina on 02 March 2023 - 02:22 PM

I like the Nikon 105mm too ....

Every different model has unic characteristics, it's true.

I only have 3, but two are the micro versions, not the f/2.5

Brian, you are a serious collector, all my respects. ;)

#82375 365 challenge

Posted by La Bikina on 02 March 2023 - 11:27 AM

Closed ......


Tombstone shop

      Nikon D3X
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 70.0 mm
  • Exposure time 1/30
  • ISO 160
  • Flash (off, did not fire)

52383832094_bd5118efd3_o.jpgbose3 by Guadalupe Cruz, on Flickr

#82374 Nikon 105 f 2.5

Posted by La Bikina on 02 March 2023 - 11:08 AM

I have one too, I use it in my Nikon D3x and D4.

I collect a lot of vintage lenses, are the best compared to the new made in China lens.



#82363 Trash Art

Posted by La Bikina on 01 March 2023 - 02:02 PM

I would appreciate all your opinions about it.


        Nikon D4
  • ƒ/5.6
  • 135.0 mm
  • Exposure time1/160
  • ISO 6400
  • Flash (off, did not fire)




52657285560_7d371f696e_o.jpgCensura by Guadalupe Cruz, on Flickr

#82362 365 challenge

Posted by La Bikina on 01 March 2023 - 01:41 PM

Churros street food




         Nikon D3X

  • ƒ/2.8

  • 48.0 mm

  • Exposure time 1/30

  • ISO 110

  • Flash (off, did not fire)


52384382630_9f864d7369_o.jpgDSC_9894 by Guadalupe Cruz, on Flickr