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Macro_Cosmos

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2016, 12:26:24 »
Hi Bjørn!

I would love to have my 300mm f/2.8 Nikkor to be chipped, so I can take advantage of trap focusing.

My copy is the 3rd generation I believe, and I think the rear mount would have to be machined to fit in a dandelion chip or anything that does the job.

May I please have a quote? I can take the mount off and mail it if needed, no way it's possible for me to do it myself, I have 0 experience. Looking to get the job done end of this year, after my final exams :)

Thanks!

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2018, 17:10:33 »
Is there any chance for this to be revived? 😀
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Bern

Birna Rørslett

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2018, 17:54:31 »
At present, not very likely. The production and subsequent sales took a lot of my time and drained financial resources. Concomitantly Nikon spare parts saw a massive price hike (contact block parts).

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2018, 07:41:40 »
Well if you do change your mind Birna, I have a number of lenses that would really love to be chipped.............  ;D

And don't be afraid to charge what the parts are really costing you - you should not under any circumstances end up out of pocket because in times gone by you have really helped a great many of us to extract better performance and flexibility from our older lenses and accessories.  Possibly with the recent arrival of the Z6 & Z7 and the FTZ adapter it will continue to make good sense to chip our older lenses.  Just my 0.02c worth.
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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #49 on: November 12, 2018, 07:47:41 »
ill keep an eye for them...if i found a cheap supplier i will let you know :o :o :o

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #50 on: November 12, 2018, 08:52:01 »
+1 I also have a few lenses to chip.
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Bern

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2018, 13:46:59 »
ill keep an eye for them...if i found a cheap supplier i will let you know :o :o :o

Thanks Richard. There are hardly any supplier that can be found here in the Philippines. Hopefully you have better luck and connections.
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Bern

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2018, 13:49:44 »
I can order the contact block parts directly from Nikon. Apart from the increased price, and sometimes a bit of waiting for the delivery, no issues.

The dedicated CPU prints, however, will  require a new production run with all the overhead that entails.

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2018, 14:07:13 »
Keeping my fingers crossed and hope for good news.
Keep shooting,
Bern