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Coriolan

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Hello from western France
« on: December 27, 2022, 19:40:58 »
New to this forum, let me introduce myself to all NG community members : I am 56 yo, and have been a Nikon owner for 19 years. 1st digital Nikon in 2003 (a Coolpix 990) followed by a D70, sold for a 2nd hand D1X and D2h, then a D2Xs to finaly get a D4 that i use and love. Also got back to film with a F100, sold for a F5 and a F4s that i both still use for B&W photography (turned digital using a Nikon Coolscan IV ED)

I photograph - as an amateur - mainly landscapes, monuments and portraits encountered during my travels, whether distant or not from the place i live in.

The race for pixels and the latest camera out is not a priority in my opinion : I love to use old gear made of metal and glass instead of newer full plastic cameras/lenses.

Lucky enough to own nice (but old) cameras and lenses, i am happy to join the community of NG, I wish you all a very happy holiday season !
Photo is quite like golf. The more I train, the luckier I get !

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2022, 19:50:18 »
Welcome to this peaceful corner of cyberspace! You will fit right in. Do not be shy about showing your photographs.

I'm not sure that a D1X is worthwhile. However, those two AF-D Nikkors would be lovely.

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2022, 22:04:07 »
Hello from a fellow-almost-a-Luddite.  Like you, I love the old Nikon DSLRs and all Nikkor lenses, old or more recent.  My main cameras are all D700 models although I own a trainload of other models. 

Hope you enjoy being a part of the group.  It's a pretty nice bunch of folks.
"If it's more than a hundred feet from the car, it's not photogenic."--Edward Weston

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2022, 23:41:56 »
Bienvenue à bord. I’m also using old Nikkors, although on digital. Hoping to see your pictures soon.
Bruno Schröder

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2022, 18:53:11 »
Welcome to this peaceful corner of cyberspace! You will fit right in. Do not be shy about showing your photographs.

I'm not sure that a D1X is worthwhile. However, those two AF-D Nikkors would be lovely.

Thanks for your welcome !

Considering the D1X, even when looking at newer pro cameras, i still regret it : it had a color rendition i never found back on the D2 series i had, and now on my D4 even using customized tone curves.

For the lenses i own, A Tokina 17mm f/3,5 AT-X, a (quite broken) Nikkor 17-35 f/2,8 AF-S sadly beeing replaced by a Nikkor 20-35 f/2,8 AF-D, a Nikkor 28mm PC f/3,5 Ais + 50 and 85 fixed focals f/1,8 AF-D, a 24-70 f/2,8 AF DG Sigma (for the F4s) + a Nikkor 24-70 f/2,8 AF-S, and in the end a 80-200 f/2,8 AF-D (2 rings version) and i must admit i'm happy with that gear !  8) 
Photo is quite like golf. The more I train, the luckier I get !

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2022, 18:59:40 »
Bienvenue à bord. I’m also using old Nikkors, although on digital. Hoping to see your pictures soon.

Thank you, very nice french !  ;)

I must find a way to swap easily part of my pics from flickr to NG. May take a bit of time ! 
Photo is quite like golf. The more I train, the luckier I get !

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2022, 19:48:40 »
Welcome to Nikongear, Coriolan!

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2022, 13:53:48 »
Warmly welcome to NG :)

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2023, 09:47:37 »
Welcome Coriolan,  love to see your work.

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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2023, 14:00:27 »
Welcome to NikonGear! Enjoy ;)
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Re: Hello from western France
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2023, 16:44:31 »
Bienvenue ici, Coriolan (avec un peu de retard...

You are very welcome !
We are looking forward to see your pics.
Francis.

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