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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #135 on: March 13, 2023, 21:02:05 »
It's a great lens. I am lucky to have an Ai'd K version sample.

First one also posted in Daily March 2023   On the Z9

The last one was with the Nikon D850






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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #136 on: March 20, 2023, 02:22:12 »
Wow, these pics are really sharp. Thanks for sharing John. Got to  take my lens out more often especially now that I have the Nikon Z5, which with IBIS will help my shaky hands with that old 400 5.6 lens. Regards Gerry

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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #137 on: March 20, 2023, 08:35:13 »
How much better is it compared to the ‘IF’ version?
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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #138 on: March 20, 2023, 08:49:52 »
Wow, these pics are really sharp. Thanks for sharing John. Got to  take my lens out more often especially now that I have the Nikon Z5, which with IBIS will help my shaky hands with that old 400 5.6 lens. Regards Gerry
Thanks Gerry.  Focus on D850 and Z camera's is easy now. The lens is not so difficult to get in focus.

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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #139 on: March 20, 2023, 15:09:44 »
I haven't been using mine much these days (the 200-500 is so handy and the VR is so good), but I found that, although the focus travel makes action shots difficult, it also makes it pretty easy to nail focus when you have time.  Also that, although the lack of close focus is a nuisance, it gets along well with an extension ring, and a short one makes it ideal for staking out a bird's nest and such.

I probably already posted this at some point, but here's a slide from long ago, taken through a window, with Nikon F, 400/5.6 and a short extension.


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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #140 on: March 20, 2023, 15:48:16 »
Pigeons 

D850  400mm f/5.6

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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #141 on: March 20, 2023, 19:42:10 »
You mean black-headed gulls imitating pigeons.  ;D
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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #142 on: March 20, 2023, 19:59:17 »
You mean black-headed gulls imitating pigeons.  ;D

Cheap actors! ;)

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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #143 on: March 20, 2023, 23:25:39 »
Cheap actors! ;)

Looking at their perch it seems be a long running show.

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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #144 on: March 21, 2023, 04:13:36 »
Hmm... the thread seems to be turning into my regret of selling 400/5.6 thread...
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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #145 on: March 21, 2023, 09:34:52 »
Hmm... the thread seems to be turning into my regret of selling 400/5.6 thread...

Would this take your fancy? ;-)

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u1080459209
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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #146 on: March 21, 2023, 10:03:01 »
Akira:

These things happen, you know :)

Can be avoided either by never selling stuff, or never regretting earlier decisions to sell.... If the latter, at least don't show the tears of regret ...

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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #147 on: March 21, 2023, 11:12:14 »
Would this take your fancy? ;-)

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u1080459209

Good or bad, the auction has been closed...   :)


Akira:

These things happen, you know :)

Can be avoided either by never selling stuff, or never regretting earlier decisions to sell.... If the latter, at least don't show the tears of regret ...

Oh, Birna, please don't take it too seriously.  Although I have good memories of all the cameras and lenses I bought over the years, I haven't regreted overly about the ones I've parted with.  I just don't like things accumulating around me, although I appreciate the Merzbau concept by Kurt Schwitters.   :)

I just enjoy the images shot with this venerable lens and posted by other folks!
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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #148 on: March 21, 2023, 12:51:27 »
Just teasing, Akira :)

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Re: Ai and K Nikkors 400mm f5.6 ED "non-IF"
« Reply #149 on: March 22, 2023, 08:16:20 »
from inspecting the innards of your flat at Sørumsand I can infer that you are not worried about the cumulative effects of not selling.

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