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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #330 on: January 22, 2024, 08:52:34 »
I checked my DK-33 and seems an easy hack
How about comparing it with Zemlin eyecup, I need an alternate  for Z8
Thank you

I did the hack :-) I prefer it to the Zemlin as it is smaller, and it can fold back on itself to make a ‘flat ‘eyepiece, but twice the thickness of the DK33. The Zemlin one is always chonky.

By the way, the Zemlin site now has a listing of the eyepiece for the ZF, it’s the same as the Z9 but with some caveats.
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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #331 on: January 22, 2024, 09:02:25 »
Zemlin. Hack. Original.

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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #332 on: January 22, 2024, 21:53:59 »
Just a heads up that after a long wait the Nikon Dandelion chips are available on eBay again :-)

With the resurgence of interest in adapting vintage F mount lenses the ZF has encouraged, I expect them to sell out quickly!

All it takes is one popular YouTube influencer to show them in use to really boost demand. (Luckily I was able to reserve 8 chips way back when the package was delayed at the Poland/Ukraine border.)

Yes, they are fragile and easy to damage even during installation, but they make the old timers a joy to use on the ZF ;-)

Oh, a reminder that they can’t be programmes on a Z camera. As most of the lenses I want to chip are pre-Ai I bought a used Nikon D60. You can mount pre-Ai lenses on it, making it a perfect machine for chip programming. It’s cheap as chips to buy used ;-)
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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #333 on: February 02, 2024, 18:47:10 »
"So. the ZF," he said, which brought to mind a question that has interested me since the first day the new camera was for sale: will Nikon produce a Panda version, or should I go ahead and buy the available model before they become scarce ?

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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #334 on: February 02, 2024, 19:47:40 »
Based on history a panda version is likely to appear. My FM2 is panda and I used to have several Fuji's in panda version. But I quite like the actual black version of the Zf.
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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #335 on: February 02, 2024, 21:15:27 »
"So. the ZF," he said, which brought to mind a question that has interested me since the first day the new camera was for sale: will Nikon produce a Panda version, or should I go ahead and buy the available model before they become scarce ?

You could always skin it  ;)

https://alphagvrd.com/products/nikon-zf-camera-protection-skin?aff=20
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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #336 on: February 03, 2024, 09:04:57 »
...like a cat  ;D
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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #337 on: February 03, 2024, 21:17:19 »
I did the hack :-) I prefer it to the Zemlin as it is smaller, and it can fold back on itself to make a ‘flat ‘eyepiece, but twice the thickness of the DK33. The Zemlin one is always chonky.

By the way, the Zemlin site now has a listing of the eyepiece for the ZF, it’s the same as the Z9 but with some caveats.
Thank you!
I already ordered the hack :)

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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #338 on: February 06, 2024, 01:11:00 »

mini-me :o :o :o

the smaller camera hits the G-spot (goldilocks-spot) better for me ::)

I just wish the Z fc has an FX sensor...

damn, i still cannot shut up about that damn grip...

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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #339 on: February 09, 2024, 03:17:03 »


 :o :o :o

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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #340 on: February 09, 2024, 06:38:14 »
Wow, 85/1.5 in L39 mount?!  And that in metric scale on the focus ring!  I've rarely seen any samples of any S- or L39- mount Nikkors with the metric scale here in Japan...
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Re: So, the ZF ...
« Reply #341 on: February 11, 2024, 17:46:51 »
85/1.5 @ 1.5 :o :o :o