Author Topic: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?  (Read 78785 times)

Peter Forsell

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #300 on: June 29, 2019, 19:14:50 »
I have nothing but obsolete gear.


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D3S

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Roland Vink

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #301 on: June 30, 2019, 09:31:41 »
Nothing obsolete about the pictures!

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #302 on: June 30, 2019, 10:22:43 »
Nothing obsolete about the pictures!

True!

John Geerts

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #303 on: December 26, 2019, 15:45:45 »
Great stuff indeed.

Corrected an error of selling my D700's and got one back

Kenneth Rich

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #304 on: December 26, 2019, 17:59:16 »
My Df was probably only obsolescent last year, but if I understand Nikon's reported announcement that it has finished production of the Df series, then it is truly obsolete now, and this puts a little bit more shine on the camera- right up there with the Rangefinder series and the f2 series. It's like owning a pre-war Rolls Royce motor car.

Cyril

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #305 on: December 26, 2019, 20:19:19 »
I have 2 Nikon D70s. 1 is out of order. Very small LCD screen  (don't care) and very small viewfinder, which is a bigger problem for me.

The camera is fine and really easy to use. I learned how to take pictures with a D70s. It is much less forgiving that today's DSLR when it comes to ISO noise and image cropping. If you stick a good lens on it and experiment with the settings it becomes a very pleasant camera to use. As I said, the viewfinder is the real issue I have with it.

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #306 on: December 27, 2019, 01:10:00 »
By the time a "new" camera hits the marketplace it is obsolete, for its replacement is already being worked on.  A sobering thought.  ;D
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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #307 on: February 01, 2020, 18:49:21 »
Happy to anounce I'm back in the obsolete camera users club  with a D800

Buddy

Peter Forsell

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #308 on: February 01, 2020, 19:33:23 »
I just today grabbed some candids with obsolete cameras (D3X, D4S).


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John Geerts

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #309 on: February 02, 2020, 19:43:56 »
Great stuff, Peter.

I picked up a completely obsolete Nikon D3s

John Geerts

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #310 on: February 02, 2020, 19:45:04 »
Happy to anounce I'm back in the obsolete camera users club  with a D800
Good to hear. Have fun with that wonderful camera.

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #311 on: February 14, 2020, 09:51:47 »
Yes! I still use an obsolete camera. In fact, several. I also walk and occasionally cook over an open flame. ::)

Matthew Currie

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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #312 on: February 21, 2020, 22:59:22 »
I don't think of myself as using an obsolete camera most of the time, but I suppose that since both of my newest cameras were bought in 2014, perhaps it's time to rethink the meaning of "obsolete."


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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #313 on: February 22, 2020, 00:41:33 »
Peter,  fantastic images.
John, you make that D3s sing.

I still like to use my first generation Fujifilm X100. Unmatched color rendering.


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Re: Do you still use an "obsolete" camera?
« Reply #314 on: February 24, 2020, 19:31:17 »
I was going to start a new thread, but I guess it goes along well here....

I did a spring cleaning and organized my camera gear (if you call "organizing" tossing a bunch of stuff in a box and labeling it "Misc Camera Stuff"). I reboxed three cameras, the D70S, D300, and D750 now that I have the Z6. I kept the Df unboxed too. I have many lenses (80% AF-S or more recent) still on the shelves, some nice and some mediocre (if Nikon makes mediocre lenses).

Couple questions for me...
* Do I sell the D70s and D300 -- i think the sentimental value is greater than any remaining economic value, so I think I will keep
* What is the use case of the Z6 with the ZF adapter and the traditional lenses? When am i going to want to carry the adapter and lens -- say the 300f4 or 105f2.8 maybe?? Not the 24-120 F4.
* Do i sell the D750? I like it, maybe love it, but again when a I grabbing that vs. the Z ?

I do realize these are all my own personal decisions, but it's always helpful to hear from others with the same dilemna.

I was just in India with the Z6 and actually left it in my hotel room a lot for just my iPhone. Hmmm. A sign of my times? (Now it was very much a social event and i didn't want to have to worry about where my bag was or have to carry it around)

Rob.