And Frances’s first published picture — also her first book cover — was taken with a Nikon EM. On the other hand, you need the right equipment for the job — you can do things with a 35mm rangefinder camera that you can’t do with a 5×7 inch view camera, and vice versa — and some equipment delivers better results than others. The Great Names — Alpa, Contax, Gandolfi, Leica, Linhof and so forth — undoubtedly deliver the best quality, but you have to be able to get on with the cameras. For example, although we love M-series rangefinder Leicas, we just don’t get on with Leica reflexes. With Contax, it’s the other way around: This is intensely personal; there are plenty of others who wouldn’t want an M-series Leica, or who can’t imagine a better camera than a Contax In any case, there is a ‘quality plateau’, a level of quality beyond which far more depends on your skill as a photographer than on the equipment you use. That ‘quality plateau’ is surprisingly low: Move up to roll film, and make the same size enlargements as you make from 35mm, and the quality you can get from almost any decent camera with a coated lens i. Over the decades, we have acquired an altogether ridiculous number of cameras — far more than anyone needs.
Nikon D Review, Best Lenses, Sample Images & Videos
By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. The new Nikon Z7 and Z6 devices will feature new lenses and lens mount, and will be lighter than the current pro-grade cameras, the company said. Although smartphones have decimated digital-camera sales, the three Japanese companies benefit from the branding and sales boost that comes with being the main suppliers of high-end cameras and lenses for news and sports events.
The Nikon D is the much-anticipated replacement for the entry-level D60, but the D brings the higher resolution sensor from the D90 along with the ability to record p video. In short, the D is a cheaper, more compact version of the D Is this budget-friendly follow-on camera worth your attention? Keep reading to find out.
A quick note from Nasim: After a couple of emails back and forth, I requested him to write a review of the lens, so that we could share it with our readers. Christian accepted the challenge and we both agreed that it could be a good idea if we both worked on it — I would provide all optical test results, while he would write the text and provide sample images. So in a way, this is a collaborative effort between the two of us.
In fact, I was longing for that since the summer of The reviews I read about it were interesting and convincing, so I decided to order one new from the US, because it was not available in Canada. When I received the lens, I was totally amazed by its high quality, intrinsic beauty and special craftsmanship. This was my first contact with these old Nikkor Ai-S lenses. They can all be purchased brand new in the US with a regular Nikon Warranty.
Amongst them, there is quite an interesting prime: This is the fastest lens currently made by Nikon and there have never been an autofocus version of it. So, this 50mm prime has stayed in the shadows in recent years and unfortunately, few people know about it. It is therefore worth making an effort to rediscover what this unique and unusual lens has to reveal and to shine the light on it in this review!
Nikon Interchangeable Lens Chronological History
The telescope, complete with the original wood packing crates for the optical tube assembly and German Mount Head, arrived on 18 August from a collector in Belgium. After nearly four weeks of work we completed our illustrated article explaining these telescopes, and now this 4 inch telescope joins our other Unitron telescopes at our on-line virtual museum. The article Unitron Model – 4. Click on image to see enlarged view 64, bytes In time we hope to add some optional accessories for the 4 inch telescope including the Unitron mechanical clock drive, a weight-driven motor based on the mechanics of a clock but geared to rotate the telescope Right Ascension axis about once every 24 hours.
We already have some offers of help to add some other hard-to-find accessories for this telescope, these will be acquired over time for our exhibits.
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Not like the newer plastic G lenses. The 20mm AF-D is unobtrusive on my camera body and easy to carry. The only disadvantage I perceive is that my Lee mm filter system for landscapes etc will not fit. However, I always have the option of just holding the filter in front of the lens to achieve the same results.
While this is an older design lens, the auto focus works perfectly on my Nikon D Another advantage with this lens, is that the light-weight makes it more appropriate for my wife to use rather than having to heft a large, newer technology lens around. While this lens was second hand, it was in mint condition and it produces beautifully sharp images, with good micro contrast and colour saturation.
I am very happy with this lens. Read full review Verified purchase: Beautiful simple lens, great wide angle shots, no fuss. Everything is as you would expect but not as super razor sharp as the mm I also own which uses much newer optics. But hey this little lens is MUCH lighter for travel so not really fair to compare with a big chunky mm. Just a pleasant lens to own and use, recommended.
Nikon Lens Versions and Serial Nos
However the two MILC lenses are quite close in dimensions, while the jump up in size and mass to the mm is more apparent in use. The Minimum focus distance is measured from the subject to the sensor plane. My subjective impression is that VR in the Nikon lenses appears to stabilise the viewfinder image more effectively than OIS in the Lumix. In this range I found no evidence of blur due to mirror slap with the D mirror down and no evidence of blur due to shutter shock with the D Live View or the V2 with mechanical shutter.
Nikon’s engineers appear to have tamed shutter shock quite effectively. There was no problem with the E-Shutter in use.
Based around the Nikon Nikon F, the Nikon D is compatible with a massive range of lenses dating back to % viewfinder coverage is allowing you to see more of your image in the fantastic Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder.
Watch the sidelines at the next professional sporting event you attend or watch on TV. Look for the identifying L-lens red stripe around the end of the photographers’ camera lenses. These are the people who make a living with their equipment – and they frequently trust the CanonL Lens Series for their income. About their L lenses, Canon says “these lenses use special optical technologies [such as] Ultra-low Dispersion UD glass, Super Low Dispersion glass, Fluorite elements, and Aspherical elements to truly push the optical envelope.
What you can get when you use Canon L lenses if you do your part right are amazing pictures. In fact, this amazement is said to cause a disease know as “L-Disease”. Once caught, it is incurable.
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Nikon 1 V1 Review: Plays Well With Legacy Lenses – DigitalCameraReview Nikon 1 v1 testsieger dating, stay in touch These lenses are not autofocus but they mount on the FT-1 and can be used in manual or aperture priority mode. Number one, the grand jury is still convened.
To that end, a lens with a design dating to the film-era would naturally fit well on a film-era throwback camera, the Nikon Df. At one time, the 50mm f/D was the “reference lens” of .
Features[ edit ] It has a It also has a 2. The camera uses a through-the-lens full-aperture exposure metering system. The camera is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which is claimed to be able to take up to 2, shots on a single charge. The camera is compatible with PictBridge printers and can shoot 2. This feature has been eliminated on later entry-level models and is currently only available on mid-range and advanced models.
This camera has many settings that can only be accessed by selecting a detailed menu view. One such feature is the ability to a make series of differently-exposed images for processing into HDRI photographs.
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Both A-mount and E-mount lenses use body-driven aperture controls and lack an aperture ring on the lens body. Note the cap sticker on the EA2. The LA-EA1 is the simpler and cheaper adapter: On the FS , it offers manual iris control only. Stopping down works as expected: Opening up is a bit startling:
Nikon F3 is a 35mm film SLR system camera, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and was manufactured by Nippon Kogaku K. K., Japan (Nikon Corporation first in ), and produced between
The Germans needed foreign currencies for their trade with other countries, but trade with Nazi Germany was either restricted or forbidden in most countries. Various German military organizations were also commissioning Leica cameras to be used by their personnel, most notably by Kriegsberichters, German journalists that were assigned to Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and the Wehrmacht to deliver heroic images that Joseph Goebbels used to uplift moral with civilians and soldiers.
All in all, Ernst Leitz in Wetzlar still had some business going for them. Leicas were even traded with Switzerland for minerals! The Carl Zeiss-made Contax camera sales had dropped since the war started. To make sure not all profit remained with Leitz, the president of the Carl Zeiss Jena plant ordered that the Leicas should be fitted with Carl Zeiss lenses. They issued a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 50mm f2. At the end of the war, the Russians overran the Jena plant on their race to reach Berlin before the Allied Forces.
They immediately started dismantling the factory and transplanted it to Charkow in Ukraine. The FED factories in that city had earlier been demolished by the German military advance. They took everything they could get with them to Charkow: