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    Micro 4/3 Throwback kit

    I still keep an E-520 with a replacement split-image and microprism screen as my basic stabilized digital back for use with legacy film SLR glass. It's much more ergonomically balanced for that task than the Micro 4/3 bodies are, although I wish the sensor were better in low light. I just...
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    Nikon 3200 with lens for $269

    I can't take a good photo with a DSLR, because I invariably didn't take it with me because it was too big and heavy.
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    Nikon Front-mounted Teleconverters are better than you think

    They still work well if you use the right converter on the right lens. I've got a wide converter (FujiFilm WL-FXE01) that works very well on the Nikon 1 10mm lens, and now I've got 1.9x and 1.7x teleconverters that work well on the 30-110mm and my F-mount 70-300mm Tamron lens. And most of...
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    Nikon Front-mounted Teleconverters are better than you think

    I recently was looking at extending the reach of my lens sets at the long end for both Nikon 1 and Micro 4/3, but doing so without a major outlay of bucks. I decided to experiment with front-mounted teleconverters, after reading some very interesting blog postings from a fellow named Dr...
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    Leica M2 + 40mm f2 Rokkor

    If you could find one, IMHO, the best of all would be to get your hands on a Minolta CLE, to use with that wonderful 40mm lens. IMHO, it was the first modern "Leica".
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    Sony NEX camera deal

    Do they have any with decent lenses?
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    Best Buy clearing out 40.5mm accessories now that they've dropped Nikon 1

    FYI, they are selling a 40.5mm Circular Polarizer (Chinese-made, from Rocketfish) for $3.99, and 40.5mm pinch lens caps for $1.99. If you need these accessories, about the only way to get them any cheaper is to buy them from Chinese sellers on ebay and wait a month for them to arrive in the...
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    What's your favorite sensor? Why? And what is particularly good at?

    I can't judge sensors, because the software that controls it in a specific camera implementation that most impacts the results, not the sensor. OTOH, Fuji Velvia was my favorite sensor, back in the day.
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    Completed Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm F4.5~5.6 G VR DX ED Lens | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Buy & Sell Listing - Want to SellSelling Nikon AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm F4.5~5.6 G VR DX ED Lens Prices Nikkor AF-S 55-300mm f4.5~5.6 G VR DX ED $189.99 Location USA Ships to USA Description This Nikon 55-300mm f4.5~5.6 G VR DX ED lens is in pristine...
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    Nikon Tamron 70-300mm f4~5.6 SP DI VC lens works very well on my Nikon V2

    Again: First pic is from the Tamron 70-300, 2nd pic is from the Nikon DX 55-300.
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    Nikon Tamron 70-300mm f4~5.6 SP DI VC lens works very well on my Nikon V2

    Some comparison pictures: First pic is from the Tamron 70-300, 2nd pic is from the Nikon DX 55-300.
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    Nikon Tamron 70-300mm f4~5.6 SP DI VC lens works very well on my Nikon V2

    Several months ago, I had purchased the Nikon DX 55-300mm AF-S VR lens for use on my Nikon 1 setup with an FT-1, and frankly, I was not overwhelmed by it, especially when shooting at the long end, wide open. As a result - along with the general unavailability of the 70-300mm Nikon cx lens, as...
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    Nikon Rokinon RMC 7.5mm Fisheye Lens For Nikon 1

    I find it strange that this is a totally different lens from the Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5mm fisheye for Micro 4/3. That's an excellent lens with a much more useful f3.5 max aperture.
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    A close call this AM (non photo)

    Bartjeej, you are not alone. I know someone who once dipped a chip into a bowl of wasabi at a buffet, thinking it was guacamole, and swallowed it. I don't believe that they will ever make that mistake again.
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    Micro Four-Thirds With 600mm Vs. Superzoom With 1200mm

    I don't really agree. The Nikon 1 V2 or V3, with the Nikon 1 native 70-300mm lens is a good enough rig that many professional Bird and Wildlife photographers are moving to it. Depending upon which of those 2 bodies you're talking about, that's between a $1500 and $2200 investment, for a rig...
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    Micro Four-Thirds With 600mm Vs. Superzoom With 1200mm

    If I were REALLY serious about birds and wildlife, I'd get a Nikon V2, and the 30-110mm and 70-300mm native lenses. The first lens is equivalent to 80-290, and can be bought for around $100-125. The second lens is brand new, and costs $1000 and is getting really good reviews. The V2 seems...
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    My First Digital Camera

    I still own an E-1 - and believe it or not, I just bought that 14-54mm lens last week to use with my OM-D E-M1. Paid $108 for a clean used copy - and, it's a weather-sealed lens. I might even still use that E-1 if I had occasion to take pictures in a downpour, or partly submerged. Back in the...
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    My First Digital Camera

    Kodak DC-260, which cost me about $800, and a 32 MB (that's MB, not GB, and it was fast in it's day - rated 4X speed - oooohh!) Compact Flash that cost another $200. I sold the camera for around $30 a few years ago, and the CF card was not worth first class postage, so I think I may have used...
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    Fuji If I need a not so serious compact...

    The original poster is a she, not a he
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    Fuji If I need a not so serious compact...

    The OP is located on the west coast of the U.S. All of these cameras are easily available through various U.S. channels, including Amazon and any number of ebay sellers.
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    Fuji If I need a not so serious compact...

    The problem with the XQ1, is, similarly to the Sony RX100 and the Canon S120, is that they fail on the OP's requirement of a "nice low price" as befitting a "non-serious compact". Whereas the XF1, the Canon S110, and Olympus XZ-10 I previously mentioned, because they are prior generation...
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    Fuji If I need a not so serious compact...

    My short list would be: Olympus XZ-10, Canon Powershot S110, and FujiFilm XF-1. With careful shopping, these can all be gotten for under $200 and they are the best in class among the really small but high quality point and shoots - other than if you step up to the $400 price point and get a...
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    Who owns the rights?

    I vote for the choice not listed: IMHO, the Monkey should own the rights, lest we want to trigger the apocalypse that became Planet of the Apes.
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    First time I had a medium format camera aimed at me

    The photog who shot my Bar Mitzvah pics ~40 years ago used a Rollei TLR, which was the first time one of these was aimed at me. I also own about a dozen MF film cameras, ranging from Rollei and Yashica TLRs to Pentax 67s, Rollei 600x series SLRs, Koni-Omegas, and Mamiya RZ67s.
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    Which OS you prefer?

    Well, when a windows involuntary overnight upgrade trashes your system, I'm curious how you would get it back without any maintenance?
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    Which OS you prefer?

    My take is, I got so sick of Windows and it's need for frequent INVOLUNTARY upgrades - one of which totally trashed my PC and cost me a lot of work, that I replaced them with Macs about a year and a half ago, and I've never looked back. If you shop carefully, you can get a Mac for maybe a...
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    Micro 4/3 Good inexpensive wide converter for Panasonic 14mm f2.5 lens

    FYI, in my search for an inexpensive means of getting a wider than 10mm lens on the Nikon 1 system, I ended up finding a 0.76x wide converter, the FujiFilm WL-FXE01, that also works well on the Panasonic 14mm f2.5 lens, and converts this lens into a 10.6mm lens. I posted about this at length in...
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    Nikon Found a good cheap wide converter for the Nikon 10mm lens

    I should add, now that my 46-43 step down ring arrived, I was also able to test this FujiFilm WL-FXE01 converter on my Micro 4/3 Panasonic 14mm f2.5 lens. It works well on that lens as well, converting the 14mm into a 10.6mm (effective 21mm lens). I also happen to have and use a Sony...
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    I was given a Leica T...questions?

    My only question is, who do I see about getting someone to give me a Leica T for a few months?
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    Nikon Found a good cheap wide converter for the Nikon 10mm lens

    A few grab shots taken with this wide converter + 10mm combo. Nothing too amazing, just trying to get and give an idea of what this quick and dirty very wide lens can do:
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    I Just Purchased a Sony RX100m3 for $685

    This Greentoe website looks really interesting as a means of fleshing out unadvertised discounts. I just put in a couple of low-ball bids on an OMD-EM1 and an OMD-EM10 to see what happens.
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    Nikon FT1 - what lenses are you using with it

    Basically, I use it with the 55mm f3.5 Micro Nikkor Q, the 30mm Sigma f1.4, the 85mm f1.4 Rokinon, and the 55-300mm Nikkor DX VR G. I'll probably get rid of the 55-300mm for the 70-300mm cx lens if I can get one for cheaper than $996. The 55mm Micro Nikkor needed some surgery to mount -...
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    Is there a 12 step program for camera addicts?

    Sadly, my first thought when looking at this picture was: For that many cameras to make any sense, YOU NEED MORE LENSES! :dash2:
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    Nikon Found a good cheap wide converter for the Nikon 10mm lens

    In my experience with the Nikon 1 system, one issue that I was looking to avoid was having to spend $500 to get a lens wider than 10mm. As a result of having lots of ebay bucks this past quarter and nothing compelling to spend them on, I decided to perform an experiment to see if I could pick up...
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    Film I need a film camera! TLR style... any gurus here?? :D

    How do you know it's in mint condition? I don't believe it's been inspected in at least 40 years.
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    Nikon How much better is the latest Nikon 1 - the V3 … than the original V1

    I can't speak to those two specific questions, as I don't have a V3, but I do have a V1 and V2 - and I would not use the screen in sunlight, I would use the viewfinder with either of these. And both of these are very fast to focus - I don't know the V3 to be faster. But overall ergonomics are...
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    Film not all serious cameras were compact!

    My favorite Non-compact is the 8x10 Gowlandflex TLR: http://www.petergowland.com/camera/history/ They also made a more "compact" 4x5 model, that was a bit more practical: http://www.petergowland.com/camera/index.html
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    Micro 4/3 The Oldest pool in the UK

    How old is the slide? I'm guessing it's less than 143.
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    Nikon Firmware Updates

    Actually, Nikon also updated the V2, J2, and J3 to rev. 1.2 at the same time. And one significant improvement that's not documented with the combination of the most recent body firmware and the most recent FT-1 firmware, is that Nikon un-broke the ability to use most recent Tamron lenses on...
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    Ricoh GXR With P10 Module for $220

    Nowadays, I think that the GXR only really makes sense as a reasonably priced digital back for M-mount glass. I wouldn't buy it for the existing Ricoh lenses compared to newer stuff that can be gotten for similar cost. Take away the good design for using M-mount lenses, and it's not as good...
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    Completed Nikon 1 system 10-30mm VR lens | Location: USA | Ships: USA

    Lens price dropped to $74.99 with shipping and PayPal fees included to U.S.
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    Samsung Trade in a tired DSLR for a NX30 in Times Square on June 4th.

    Does that include flushing? And water to wash your hands afterwards?
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    Fuji Unexpected: Fuji will launch a Medium Format camera with the Sony 50MP sensor this summer

    It might even be 99% of us. But if the camera costs more than $10K - and this will probably be more like $25K, it doesn't need A LOT of customers, just a few hundred pros, to buy it.
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    Fuji Unexpected: Fuji will launch a Medium Format camera with the Sony 50MP sensor this summer

    The advantage of Medium Format vs. Full Frame is exactly the same as the advantage of Full Frame vs. APS-C, which is exactly the same as the advantage of APS-C vs. smaller sensors. It's all a continuum of Resolution and available Dynamic Range vs. the tradeoffs of Bulk and Money - and in this...
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    Samsung Pro 16 GB SDHC card $6.99 at BuyDig ebay store

    FYI, you can ship an SD card in it's original package as a simple first class letter wrapped in the invoice for $0.47 - I've done it several times. Postage and eBay + PayPal fees at their volumes could be under $1.50 per card.
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    Samsung Pro 16 GB SDHC card $6.99 at BuyDig ebay store

    FYI, the listing went live 7 hours ago and they've sold nearly 1100 of these cards in 7 hours
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    Samsung Pro 16 GB SDHC card $6.99 at BuyDig ebay store

    That's exactly the way I felt - I'm officially retiring all of the Class 6 or slower cards I've got and had been using as backups as a result of this deal.
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