1. Tim Williams

    Nikon Nikon Warranty Service

    Just wanted to post a positive experience with Nikon. With so much uncertainty in the world right now, it was nice to get a knowledgeable guy that was very professional. With two issues this week, 16-80 developed a catch in it's zoom and the Z 50 will not power on. Both Nikon and KEH stepped up...
  2. L

    Tokina lens for Nikon

    Hi, I'm looking for an ultra wide lens for my D7100, D7500. The lens that I have my eye on is the Tokina ATX-I, 11-20mm f2.8, I know it's cousin the 11-16mm is supposed to be stellar. Anyone have any input? Again thanks,
  3. MoonMind

    Nikon Nikon Z 7 II impressions

    It's still early days, but I want to share a couple of impressions about the Z 7 II because this camera genuinely surprises me again and again. First and foremost, while the Z 6 is already quite a fluid camera in use - but the Z 7 II is faster in all respects, in spite of the bigger files; the...
  4. agentlossing

    Nikon Nikon Z fc Talk

    I feel like we need a spot to talk about this camera, because it's kind of a surprising move from Nikon. I had only briefly looked at the Z50 previously, and, while I know that Matt likes it (as I recall), it just never moved the needle. This camera does, and it's not just for the good looks...
  5. Tim Williams

    Nikon My Z 6 has taken over my bag

    I don't need another camera. For the first time I can say that and mean it after thinking it through. My Z6 shoots everything, better than any camera I've ever owned , close enough that I don't care. Nikon's updates have helped this platform grow into a world class imaging system. That's how...
  6. mike3996

    Nikon 28mm lenses

    Regarding 28mm f/2.8 lenses for Nikon. The Series E lens has for whatever reason gained in asking price and is now close towards 100 €. Some of you will say the time for Series E was when these lenses could have had for 50 € or so. A general consensus seems to be that the 28E has the worst...
  7. Ad Dieleman

    Vivitar 24mm f2 (Kiron, Nikon F mount)

    I'm getting more and more frustrated that Zeiss nor Voigtländer (Cosina) make a nice MF 28mm for Sony E-mount (full-frame), so I'm thinking of getting a Zeiss Loxia 2.4/25 when a good deal comes along. To find out if that focal length works for me, I took the only 24mm I have, an old Vivitar...
  8. W

    Nikon Questions on going Nikon with z5

    So I’m thinking of a return to full frame, this time with Nikon and especially the Nikon Z5. Which seems to be in my budget range. My question for folks here, is do you have some sense for a good price for a z5 used? also I could use some lens recommendations. What I’d really like is a 24 to...
  9. mike3996

    Nikon I need this cable, how to find one

    It's a short cable meant to connect a dumb battery grip with the camera body. I have a battery grip but not this cable. I can't seem to be able to come up with the proper keywords because I can't find one on ebay, aliexpress, anywhere.
  10. kyteflyer

    Nikon P610 at work

    Photographing the face of a killer.
  11. mike3996

    Extension tubes for Nikon: confused about what is what

    PK, PN, M2... there are plenty of different tubes offered for Nikon F mount lenses. But this is my current understanding: PK tubes are Ai and won't really fit with pre-Ai lenses. PK tubes offer automatic aperture and pass aperture selection to the body. PN tubes are pre-Ai and offer/won't...
  12. mike3996

    Nikon Nikkor 200mm f/4: Micro vs Non-Micro?

    Any conceivable reason to choose the non-micro f/4 lens over the Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4?
  13. agentlossing

    Nikon Coolpix A APS-C

    This might not be that hot of a deal, but I've noticed the Coolpix A, a competitor to the original APS-C Ricoh GR, is available new from several sellers on eBay for a lot less than the GR/GR II is going for, even used. Granted the Coolpix A doesn't have Ricoh's awesome snap focus or its JPEG...
  14. tonyturley

    Nikon 1 V2 with a Nikkor AF-S 55-200 VR II

    First outings today with my new Nikkor AF-S 55-200 VR II on the 1 V2. Very pleased with the results, especially considering I learned when I came back in the house that the VR switch was set to "OFF". I also need to learn how to tweak the focus manually, as the lens kept locking onto twigs just...
  15. kyteflyer

    Software Nikon NX Studio

    Review on DP Review Review: Nikon NX Studio answers our plea for a free, all-in-one editing app
  16. rayvonn

    Nikon Noct 58mm F1.2

    Some questions: Anyone owned/ owns this lens? How does it really perform compared to the other fast aperture Nikkors? Is its astronomical (IMO) price based on supply and demand or because it’s that good? Just curious, that’s all.
  17. carters paul

    Nikon Why is aperture backwards??

    So, I get that larger f numbers like f/22 actually mean that it's a smaller opening and that smaller f number like f/2 is a big opening. I learned that thanks to a really helpful beginner video I just watched - . But my question is this...WHY is the size of the aperture backwards from the...
  18. dermaus

    Nikon Lateral Fringing? Something else?

    I posted this on a Nikon Z Facebook group so I apologize if anyone here is a member and saw this there. This is 100% zoomed into an image I took. It may be hard to see here, but much easier on my laptop screen. On the right hand side you can see the edits I made in Lightroom Classic 10.1.1...
  19. Ben Casper

    Nikon Experimenting with film sims on D300

    I‘ve been looking at the film sims I stored on my D300 a while back and been playing around with the settings in Kodak Portra 160 NC. I’m getting to like it’s cooler look and will consider using it more often on those subjects I think will benefit. It doesn’t suit all subjects so I’ll need to...
  20. phigmov

    Film JCH - Nikon F6 (finally) Discontinued

    I actually thought the Nikon F6 was discontinued a few years ago but it appears it happened a few months back. 17 Years is a pretty good run for a camera. I didn't realise it was originally released in 2004 - that seems like yesterday! Edit - looks like this was mentioned back in Nov - Nikon -...
  21. Ben Casper

    Nikon Basking Foxes withNikkon 24-120mm f4 G

    On Monday morning I saw a pair of foxes lazing in the sun at the bottom of my garden and managed to get four images before one noticed I was watching. I was about 60 feet away and behind doubled glazed doors and absolutely still so how it sensed my presence is a mystery.
  22. F

    Nikon 35mm Ai f/2

    I find 35mm to be a very versatile FL for shooters looking to achieve many things. I do a lot of hiking, & this beautiful little lens is usually invited. jt
  23. William Lewis

    Nikon D600 in 2020?

    I've been pondering starting to save towards adding a full frame Nikon DSLR to my ensemble. So I started looking at lower end ones. These prices are all a KEH but seem representative: D750 - $1000 D610 - $750 D600 - $500 Now $500 is significantly easier to save for in a world of surprise...
  24. William Lewis

    Nikon F6 R.I.P.

    From Michael Johnston at The Online Photographer Blog: The Online Photographer: The Nikon F, 1959-2020 ( And so it goes. Perhaps I should look for another film F again? I've always wanted a F4.
  25. M

    Nikon 100mm F2.8E

    A nice compact 100mm F2.8 lens that was designed to be a value option. Wasn't allowed to carry the Nikkor name with its plasticky build. Which actually translates well to this modern mirrorless age being lighter and cheaper. My copy is sharp but needs a few stops for out of camera contrast. It...
  26. Ben Casper

    Nikon His and Hers French Press (D300 @ iso6400)

    This is the first image I’ve ever shot at iso 6400 using my D300, preferring to use it as close to base iso if possible. Though newer sensors produce next to no noise/grain I am impressed with this result and think that with careful choice of subject the results are acceptable. This is...
  27. drd1135

    Nikon Nikon Z9

    Time to start saving, Matt:
  28. William Lewis

    Nikon Fun with a 45/2.8 AI P

    Have a new lens to work out and went out to do so. Hint of cool in the air, frost warning for tonight, the birches are mostly changed already and the maples have begun.
  29. mike3996

    Matt Granger 'That Nikon Guy' selling his Nikon gear

    Alongside Ming Theins announcement, this was another impactful bit of news on my feeds this week. So Matt has decided it's a good time to change gear he uses professionally. You may know he shoots pretty much all gear for review/youtube purposes but Nikon DSLR has been his professional core...
  30. mike3996

    Nikon Severity of this Df viewfinder issue?

    So my preowned Df seems pretty alright in all aspects but there appears to be a misaligned component in the viewfinder. (Picture material taken from the user manual so their copyright.) This is how it's supposed to be. This line on the bottom is what I see when I look through the VF...
  31. Matero

    Nikon Praise for Df

    This guy has found Df
  32. kivis

    Nikon D7500 and my gang of 3

    Shooting primarily with my Nikon D7500 with 3 primes. 24mm 2.8 AF-D 50mm 1.8 AF-D 85mm 1.8 AF-D Ya I know not the latest, but they were affordable and provide great image quality. FOV is 36-75-127
  33. BrianS

    Nikon Nikon Introduces the Z5, lower cost entry into full-frame mirrorless. Quick Take: biggest downgrade is the use of standard CMOS sensor rather than BSI CMOS. The latter accommodates legacy lenses made for short flange distance, like RF lenses. $1400 MSRP for the Body, 3.7MDot EVF...
  34. dougpayne

    Nikon Impressionistic effect from superzoom atmospheric distortion.

    Taken with my Nikon S9700 at Carpinteria, Calif. a few years ago. carpinteria_beach_Coolpix9700_June20 by D Payne, on Flickr
  35. mike3996

    Nikon Shift happens in SLR world too

    So out of curiosity I read a couple of Nikkor lens reviews. Focus shift was mentioned. What's the exact way one is supposed to go about it shooting a (D)SLR? After all, focus happens wide open and then it closes for exposing. Does one just hold the aperture preview button while...
  36. William Lewis

    Nikon Spots?

    So I posted an image yesterday and was gently informed that there were spots on it that I hadn't noticed. So I ran the sensor cleaning cycle (I have it set to do it on start and shutdown but it seems to run much longer when invoked.) I also cleaned the lenses I had used for the previous images...
  37. sh0wtime

    Nikon High ISO

    OK generally i shoot in decent light at low ISO, occasionally i will boost ISO a bit for a fast shutter speed if needed. Anyway i was fiddling around in my bedroom last night & it was pretty dark in there, curtains closed just before dusk. I had my D4 & D810 out & i thought hey lets see how they...
  38. Mike G

    Nikon A moment.

    I had a moment recently! And a Z7 winged it’s way to my door, the idea being to have more elbow room for cropping and straightening and associated Image manipulation, my Z6 went in PX! Obviously the differences to the Z6 is mainly the sensor, handling and ergonomics are for all practical...
  39. William Lewis

    Nikon Capture One Express, now for Nikon

    So this is there is now a new version of the Capture One photo editing and organizing software. It's intended as a Lightroom replacement but I am curious if it can replace Photoshop CS2 and Silver Efex for me. So after forgetting constantly, I finally downloaded and installed the free Express...
  40. Coksic

    Nikon Nikkor AF 28-85mm f3.5-4.5

  41. gryphon1911

    Nikon Running My Neglected D500

    Since the COVID19 pandemic, my local sports shooting has come to a standstill. I've been lucky and still can get out and take pictures, but nothing that "needed" the power of the I've been shooting with the Df, Fuji and Olympus more. Well, today I decided to stop neglecting the D500...
  42. Mike G

    Nikon Alleyway

    Thought that what we need on another lockdown day is a photo of an alleyway between two houses. So I’m glad to oblige! Nikon Z6 + Z Nikkor S 14-30mm @ 1/50 f5.6 ISO720
  43. M

    Advice Wanted DSLR choices

    I have a work colleague interested in getting an ILC. He's a big guy with huge hands so I think a dslr may work better for him. As well as the fact that he's budget constrained, likes the look of shallow dof and wants good AF tracking. He's mostly interest in photographing his young, quick...
  44. mike3996

    Nikon Sonnar designs for DSLR flange distances?

    Probs a dumb question but is the only Sonnar design that fits common DSLRS a 135mm f/2? Do 50, 75, 85, 90 mm Sonnar designs exist for (D)SLRs?
  45. sh0wtime

    Nikon Walk around with D3 & old 50mm f/1.8D

    My D3 hasn't been out of the bag in way too long so it came out for a walk today. Traditionally i've never liked 50mm, find it a really boring/stifling FL so i made myself use it today just because it's small & unloved lol Remembered how much my D3 loves Red when i looked at the flower shot but...
  46. Mike G

    Color Redder than you!

    Hey you two I’m much redder than you are! Today’s colourful car picture!
  47. sh0wtime

    Nikon Never really liked my D800

    I never really liked my D800. The keeper rate wasn't great & it just felt awful in the hand :( No thumb grip. Too used to single digit bodies i guess.. Thinking back I did do the firware update & tbh the keeper rate went up dramatically but ergonomically it was nearly as bad as a canon lol...
  48. Ben Casper

    Nikon Tree peonies

    A few of my tree Peonies. They don’t flower for a long period, but are such a welcome sight in the spring and the perfume from them is so delicate yet wonderfully intense. One of my favourite flowers Nikon D300 + 20-35mm Nikkor f2.8 D Ben
  49. Mike G

    Nikon Colourful cars

    During the necessary period of social separation, lots of my neighbours park their motors for most of the day! Although I don’t like cars, I do like the colours, two shades of Orange! Z6 + Z35mm @1/6400 f1.8 ISO100
  50. Harry Cutts

    Nikon Nikon 18-35 D

    I recently acquired a Nikon D700 FF for a very good price with only 18K shutter actuations, I also picked up an 18-35 f3.5/4.5 D lens to satisfy my wide angle fetish :) I know it's getting on but the results are fantastic. Anyone else still shooting with these oldies? Please share as I couldn't...