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What the Nerds Do / DF grip hack
« Last post by Snoogly on Today at 02:59:59 »
I take no credit for this, as I just copied what I saw on a Japanese blog.

Cheap base plate from Aliexpress
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32889615664.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.66d3447emFO3Fy

JHT Nikon 'leather'
https://japanhobbytool.com/collections/camera-leather

Due to the shape of the hand grip it is necessary to use two pieces of 'leather'. I chamfered some of the 'leather' edges slightly to take away the hard edges.

Arca base plate, and an optional side plate. The only real bummer is the poor quality of the mounting bolt on the base, so I swapped it out for the sexy one from the Gariz grip.

I have no idea how long it will take for the leather to start peeling - but I have a lot left over! :-)

I am very happy with this. It feels less ... 'soft' than the Gariz grip, and feels nice in the hand.
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: July 2021
« Last post by golunvolo on Today at 01:39:16 »
Under construction.

  Z6, 200mm f4 ai
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikon Z fc report!!!
« Last post by richardHaw on Today at 01:28:23 »
MAP Camera published an interesting interview with Nikon on the new Nikon Z fc camera :

https://news.mapcamera.com/maptimes/zfc_interview/ (in Japanese but Google translate works well)

Of note is that because it has no grip (which usually houses the battery), the battery had to be moved so there is very little space inside the camera. That meant there was no space for IBIS. Nikon is considering an FX version based on customer feedback.

the shutter sounds rather noisy, now i know that it was intended to be that way :o :o :o

i was at the park yesterday and i saw a youngster with a Zfc, looks like it hit the intended market ::)
very tempted to buy but i could not justify its use and expense at the moment.
still looking for a Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1, if somebody has one to sell me please give me a nice offer.
Nelson (unrelated to me) really likes the 45/2.8P it seems.
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikon Z fc report!!!
« Last post by richardHaw on Today at 01:13:20 »
Very nice observation, but what made you think that migrating from 24/2 lens on FF making it f3.0 on DX body? Do you really mean DOF? THX!  LZ

yes, dof and noise to be exact :o :o :o
theres a nice video on youtube thats kind of old but it explains everything clearly with actual samples.
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Lens Talk / Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Last post by Akira on Today at 01:05:57 »
I realized that my sample suffered from a fairly pronounced field curvaturre which makes the landscape shots tricky.  Stopping down to f11 already softens the image a bit.  Wide open or f8.0 seems to be the sweet spot.

As its color correction, center sharpness and flare/ghost resistance are impressive, I will try to shoot the sun with this lens fitted with my Kenko PRO ND100000 filter.  For the super-telephoto landscapes, a m4/3 body can be the best match.
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: July 2021
« Last post by golunvolo on Today at 01:01:34 »
Thank you John and Akira
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikon Z fc report!!!
« Last post by longzoom on Today at 00:56:13 »
https://richardhaw.com/2021/07/04/review-nikon-z-fc/

i am liking it a lot! looks like adding an mb-12 to it is a nice project :o :o :o
Very nice observation, but what made you think that migrating from 24/2 lens on FF making it f3.0 on DX body? Do you really mean DOF? THX!  LZ
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A very humorous image - who needs Mr Branson, Bezos or Musk to get to the moon? :)
have you tried editing it to increase the contrast so the clouds are more distinct?

LOL!  Glad you enjoyed the image.

I increased the contrast, clarity and a bit of dehaze, but that was mostly to make the texture of the surface of the moo.  Otherwise, I was trying to make it as natural as possible.  Another version with the moon without clouds was posted to the weekly blog thread.
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Camera Talk / Re: Nikon Z fc report!!!
« Last post by Roland Vink on July 25, 2021, 23:36:39 »
MAP Camera published an interesting interview with Nikon on the new Nikon Z fc camera :

https://news.mapcamera.com/maptimes/zfc_interview/ (in Japanese but Google translate works well)

Of note is that because it has no grip (which usually houses the battery), the battery had to be moved so there is very little space inside the camera. That meant there was no space for IBIS. Nikon is considering an FX version based on customer feedback.

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Toward the moon.
A very humorous image - who needs Mr Branson, Bezos or Musk to get to the moon? :)
have you tried editing it to increase the contrast so the clouds are more distinct?
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