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« Reply #50 on: 01/09/2015, 11:37 AM »
im interested to see your bespoke strap KK. Post a pic when you can.

It's about 35 / 40 years old from my 35mm SLR camera, but still in fine condition
And cool in a hippy kind of way

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« Reply #51 on: 01/09/2015, 11:50 AM »
Well....I like it ! (and I like the floor as well  ;D)
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« Reply #52 on: 01/09/2015, 02:24 PM »

It's about 35 / 40 years old from my 35mm SLR camera, but still in fine condition
And cool in a hippy kind of way

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nice KK. very retro.
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« Reply #53 on: 01/09/2015, 08:19 PM »
'Twas a glorious start to spring today at the beach in my home town of Altona.

Some pics for your enjoyment.
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« Reply #54 on: 02/09/2015, 01:49 PM »
nice pics GK… any more pics of the mustang?

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« Reply #55 on: 02/09/2015, 06:21 PM »

nice pics GK… any more pics of the mustang?
thanks admin

I've got a few pics taken with my iPhone but none with the new camera yet. Here's a link to my gallery:

http://s154.photobucket.com/user/levo_madlak/library/Mustang%20GT%201965


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« Reply #56 on: 02/09/2015, 08:05 PM »
Errrhhh. Not really on topic but following on from above re straps. You will have to forgive canon camera name in photos, the bag will accept nikon as well :stir

Just thought to mention that sometimes its not a great idea to lug the dedicated gear bag around and when o/s there areas where it is inappropriate to show your (large) gear as in have it dangling from your person.

So I often leave real gear bag in hotel and only take the set I think I will want on the day.

I bought this bag at a market stall, big and sturdy enough for camera and lens, spare battery and other odd bits. It will handle the weight of the full frame and zoom lens.

When walking through areas where you want it safely tucked away out of sight it seems to work fine, and you can quickly pull it out when you want it.

Not ideal, but not bad for the purpose, and works for me.



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« Reply #57 on: 02/09/2015, 08:50 PM »
Gee that's beautiful!  So bespoke and classy!  I've a handful of camera bags including an aluminium case of various sizes but I think I need to keep an eye out for one of those!
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« Reply #58 on: 02/09/2015, 09:45 PM »

Errrhhh. Not really on topic but following on from above re straps. You will have to forgive canon camera name in photos, the bag will accept nikon as well :stir

Just thought to mention that sometimes its not a great idea to lug the dedicated gear bag around and when o/s there areas where it is inappropriate to show your (large) gear as in have it dangling from your person.

So I often leave real gear bag in hotel and only take the set I think I will want on the day.

I bought this bag at a market stall, big and sturdy enough for camera and lens, spare battery and other odd bits. It will handle the weight of the full frame and zoom lens.

When walking through areas where you want it safely tucked away out of sight it seems to work fine, and you can quickly pull it out when you want it.

Not ideal, but not bad for the purpose, and works for me.
Very nice FC. Beats my regular backpack sling. It's just big enough to fit my camera with a zoom, my prime, a few filters, and some odd bits. It does have a rain cover too.
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« Reply #59 on: 02/09/2015, 09:50 PM »
Re camera bags
My bag is over 30 years old and I still haven't needed to change it because the design is just right

And I have looked to upgrade it from time to time but unless the replacement is better I won't change it

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« Reply #60 on: 03/09/2015, 08:16 PM »
ftp://I've had my Nikkor 50mm 1.4D for many years now but on my latest 24 and 37 mpx Nikons it's not as sharp as it was.  Having looked at the Sigma Art I'm leaning towards the 1.4G Nikkor but the reviews are mixed.  I'm certainly not going to but a Distagon so I can manually focus for $3000 but I'm in a bit of a bind.  I've got the new 24-120F4 and its boring.  Picture perfect boring.  Do I take a minimal optical upgrade on the 50mm or is there a better option?
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« Reply #61 on: 03/09/2015, 09:48 PM »
Too late... Just grabbed a 50mm 1.4G!  Anyone want a 1.4D going cheap ;)
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« Reply #62 on: 03/09/2015, 10:52 PM »
How cheap is cheap Brett.

I'm also about to plunge some cash on a Tokina 11-16 DX II for my D7200. The optics at that price point are Superb.
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« Reply #63 on: 04/09/2015, 10:24 AM »
Too late... Just grabbed a 50mm 1.4G!  Anyone want a 1.4D going cheap ;)

Morning Brett, as a matter of interest, I own a 1.4 AI manual focus lens, made in Japan in the mid 70's.

Great low light lens, ideal for street photography etc, sharp as a tack, wouldn't sell it for quids. :)
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« Reply #64 on: 04/09/2015, 11:15 AM »
Too late... Just grabbed a 50mm 1.4G!  Anyone want a 1.4D going cheap ;)

hi mate, just wondered what made you go for the 1.4G in the end? I've got one and it seems fine, but you mentioned the reviews were pretty average and it's not their cheapest 50mm

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« Reply #65 on: 04/09/2015, 04:22 PM »
I fear the 1.4D from 2004 is out resolved by the bigger sensors.  It's not a sharp edge to edge as it was on the D200 or D70!  The D is in new condition and has been dry boxed it's whole life so I'm probably not going to sell it... I will run them side by side to be sure when the other arrives.
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« Reply #66 on: 04/09/2015, 06:43 PM »
I'm on the way to get me a little sumfin sumfin. Hopefully I can negotiate a good deal.

Edit: in hand

Father's Day present from the Mrs
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« Reply #67 on: 04/09/2015, 08:42 PM »
They get great reviews!  Let us know what the distortion is like!
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« Reply #68 on: 04/09/2015, 08:53 PM »
They get great reviews!  Let us know what the distortion is like!
they sure do. The optics are far superior as compared to the 10-24 Nikon. The 8-16 sigma has good optics also but at that wide it's not very usable. Their AF is flaky too. /according to Ken.

Here's a couple pics. Raw downloaded to iPhone. No processing. It's probably some of the worst wide angle shots I've taken (in a rush). Lol. But you probably can get an idea on distortion. I'll play around with it more tomorrow and take photos of edges.

Pics were at 11mm f2.8. It's a very fast lens compare to sigma and Nikon ultra wides.

It's also heavier and more solid than my 18-140.

Ps. This is their new product. They have the 11-16 and now this new beast the 11-20.
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« Reply #69 on: 05/09/2015, 07:45 AM »
 I'm not a huge fan of ken, he's been caught out more than once. Tthe only way to truly know is to buy the thing and see if it lives up to the hype. Keep us posted mate.   My only issue with third party lenses is the accuracy of the autofocus which can now be fine tuned in camera and compatibility moving forward with firmware updates.   I've never bought a third party lens but I do like the look of the Sigma 150 to 600.
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« Reply #70 on: 05/09/2015, 09:12 AM »

I'm not a huge fan of ken, he's been caught out more than once. Tthe only way to truly know is to buy the thing and see if it lives up to the hype. Keep us posted mate.   My only issue with third party lenses is the accuracy of the autofocus which can now be fine tuned in camera and compatibility moving forward with firmware updates.   I've never bought a third party lens but I do like the look of the Sigma 150 to 600.
true that.

Thats one thing I need to do for my lenses (fine tune the AF with a chart) but without fine tuning they have been good so far.

Reason I've held off so far is that I'm on my fourth d7200 body. The first three for some weird reason had very dirty sensors right out of the box. Not sure what happened there but I returned the previous 3 and then tested the 4th at f22 to ensure there were no spots before I left the shop. The other option was to send in my first body for a clean but I shouldn't have to do that on a new camera right out of he box.

Anyways I've got a clean sensor now but I have noticed a tiny spec on the viewfinder. Don't think it's on the mirror or the visible side of the focusing screen but I'm thinking its on the top side of the focusing screen. Bit of a pita but I'll get it sorted when I eventually will need to clean the sensor after some use.

Now the funny thing. I got my gear from teds because they a managed to beat all the competitors prices. When I took the first body back to teds to tell them the sensor is dirty the manager looked through the viewfinder and said 'no it's clean'. Where do I begin to tell him how these cameras work. Sheesh. His response was 'I own a dslr'. My response was 'stop the lens down to f22...etc etc etc'. He didn't know what I meant.

Eventually we got around to it and thankfully the sales rep (also shoots for money) that served me initially came back from break and we then spoke the same language. Sorted. Now they have 3 bodies to send back to Nikon/supplier for credit. I should have sent this 4th one back to for the spec in he viewfinder but this will happens eventually with use so I traded it off with the fact I don't have to spend heaps of time post processing images with spot removal for a camera right out of the box.

See image below (the sky) of how dirty the sensor was.



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« Reply #71 on: 05/09/2015, 09:46 AM »
Most cameras come with some dust on the sensors.  I've always used pec-pads and eclipse.  Its also why Nikon provide a free sensor cleaning service for the first clean.   My most distressing incident was taking the D 200 to the Nikon service here centre in Brisbane's east side for a sensor clean.... it came back with significant dust behind the viewfinder.  When questioned they said it was already there and I mustn't have noticed until now.  They also refused to rectify the issue saying it was within the limits.  I've had a couple of shoddy experiences with them so send anything I need looked at to Nikon in Sydney who are cheaper and better!
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« Reply #72 on: 05/09/2015, 10:01 AM »
Most cameras come with some dust on the sensors.  I've always used pec-pads and eclipse.  Its also why Nikon provide a free sensor cleaning service for the first clean.   My most distressing incident was taking the D 200 to the Nikon service here centre in Brisbane's east side for a sensor clean.... it came back with significant dust behind the viewfinder.  When questioned they said it was already there and I mustn't have noticed until now.  They also refused to rectify the issue saying it was within the limits.  I've had a couple of shoddy experiences with them so send anything I need looked at to Nikon in Sydney who are cheaper and better!
that would have been a pain. Did you get the viewfinder sorted?

How much dust out of the box is acceptable?. I counted over 30+ specs when I highlighted visible spots on my images from that first body.
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« Reply #73 on: 05/09/2015, 10:38 AM »
I think the acceptable limit is subjective and relative to their desire to sort the problem.  Remember, this is not Nikon but their service agents.  Yours also is clearly not acceptable in a new body!
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« Reply #74 on: 05/09/2015, 10:41 PM »

I think the acceptable limit is subjective and relative to their desire to sort the problem.  Remember, this is not Nikon but their service agents.  Yours also is clearly not acceptable in a new body!
fair enough. Yes mine was unacceptable but all good now.

Which sensor cleaner do you recommend Brett? As there is no anti aliasing filter I'm worried touching the sensor itself.
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