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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? 😀
Keep shooting,
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.
Keep shooting,
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

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Re: CPU chips and hardware for sale: Call for interest
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2019, 23:39:44 »
I've been out of photography for a while, but now I'm back in the loop I find that chipping some of my lenses has become a priority for me.

I've managed to suppress that new-joiner syndrome of providing a life history, and I'll cut to the chase.

I wonder if it would be too much to ask Bjorn/Birna to share some of the technical details of their past work with some forum members if it is not in their plans to continue to produce what sounds like it was a great range of products. I'm referring particularly to the route they took and the methods they used to create and program the chips and the circuits.

I should add that I have no commercial interest - everything I do is hobby or volunteering and both of these leave me well out of pocket.

 Sad to be late to the party, but glad to join the clan !
Richard Hart