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Hello from Kentucky
« on: September 10, 2018, 00:37:52 »
Greetings to all, and I’m glad to be part of such a great forum. 

I’m returning to serious photography after a 20 year break for a career and raising my sons.  I continued to take photos all those years, but mostly family snapshots and not much more than entry level DSLRs and kit lenses. Last time I was a “serious amateur” the Nikon F4 was the latest and greatest camera that I longed for but couldn’t afford. 

Fast forward 20 years and now I now I finally own an F4.....for which I gave the princely sum of $200 for a MIB body!

I stumbled across the forum after reading Bjorn’s reviews of Nikkor lenses. I’m also a big, big fan of my Nikon Df so I enjoy reading about that camera here as well.

I have a mix of old MF Nikkor as well as recent autofocus lenses that I really enjoy using. In addition to the Df I have a D500 that I use for wildlife and BIF (awesome camera!) and a growing collection of older Nikon film cameras to include the previously mentioned F4 as well as an F3 and F2AS. They all have a place in my rotation, and having a mix of modern and classics makes this hobby much more rewarding this time around.


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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 00:44:26 »
Welcome to our friendly forum.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 04:40:26 »
Welcome, Shawn, to this delightful corner of cyberspace. A mix of old and new is great fun. Do share your thoughts and your photographs.


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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 10:28:29 »
welcome brother to the forum find good friends and help them and get help by them and enjoy your stay here.

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Re: Hello from Kentucky
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 12:25:47 »
welcome. Yes the F4 is something. One of the best MF viewfinders ever made. I did never take her AF serious but I loved it for manual focus compatability and reliable measuring, esp spot metering!
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