Nikon old school DX images

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by blurrist, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. I can't say for sure, but the first time I pulled the data off my F5 it only had 30-some-odd rolls in its memory. Since I THINK that it can hold 100 rolls and if it runs out of space, it deletes the oldest(by default-this is one of those "hidden" custom functions you can change with PhotoSecretary or Meta35) sequentially, and also from my experience it doesn't "reset" the roll count when you download fresh data, I think that's probably the actual usage of the camera.

    In any case, I don't seem to have too much issue with the eyepiece working loose on mine, although out of habit I do check it occasionally.

    IMO, one of the best things Nikon has done in terms of "all the little things" was the eyepiece redesign with the D2 series that added a lock to them. This, of course, was also used on the F6 and all subsequent round eyepiece DSLRs.

    Of course, by 2006 they did still make cameras without a locking eyepiece-the F5 was still cataloged(don't know if it was actively in production) along with the F100 and the small eyepiece FM3a. Post 2006, though, Nikon hasn't cataloged a round eyepiece camera without a lock.
     
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  2. I never lose any Nikon eyepieces except the one from my Df.
     
  3. Of the 5000 actuations I believe more than half are blank shooting without film!
     
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  4. My F5 was bought in 2008, around the time I got my D700, as a backup - partly with the intent to shoot HIE (since the F5 is IR-safe). I suspect when the eyepiece fell off it was rubbing against my chest and I had the eyepiece shutter closed for IR shooting (you can't see anything anyway, you may as well not let light in) - so it might have been working loose for several minutes. I'd actually not realised that they locked (I'm glad to hear it), but it sounds as though it wouldn't have helped me in this case. I'm just a little annoyed to have lost all of the eyepiece, the 10-pin protector cover and the PC socket cover.

    Anyway, my F5 was about £250 when I got it, and very much beaten up (so presumably a high-miler, but I haven't checked) - though it was from a reputable dealer and worked fine. For an F5, missing paint is par for the course; in case anyone mistook it for an expensive camera, I was grateful that it looked tatty. Same reason I had a silver 28-200 on my D700 for a while. These days I rely on my camera being heavy enough that a thief probably couldn't run away very fast. I've probably put fewer than fifty rolls of film through the F5 myself - I was very much a digital shooter by then anyway (in as much as I was ever a film shooter).
     
  5. Yes, I've fired my F5 quite a bit when empty. Partly when testing stuff, partly to scare people with the machine gun effect.
     
  6. Shot this with the D1X and the 55mm f/3.5 Micro Pre-AI Christmas Cactus.jpg
     
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  7. My perennial farourite combo

    Nikon D2Hs
    17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
    ƒ/8.0 17.0 mm 1/500 200
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  8. You were in Vietnam? When was that?
     
  9. Bach Dang waterway station, Saigon riverside. In photo is Me Linh site.
    (I've pinned it in GE but dont know how to post here)

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  10. But when were you in Vietnam or are you in Vietnam now?
     
  11. It was in Jan2018. I am located in HCMC, Vietnam.
     
  12. Oh so you live there? I am a Vietnamese living in the US. Nice to get to know you.
     
  13. I shot this last weekend at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC.
    Nikon D200, Tamron 28mm-75mm f2.8 lens, ISO 200, f8 at 1/250 sec.
    PSX_20180707_175724.jpg
     
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  14. Nice to hear that. I am Vietnamese too.

    A ferry across the river
    D1H+14-24mm @16mm F/5 S1/2000 ISO200
    DSC_0038r.jpg
     
  15. Drummer and cymbol player playing in support of members of a Lion Dance troupe performing at the 10th Annual Baltimore Dragon Boat Races in June 2018.
    Nikon D200, Tamron 28mm-75mm f2.8 lens, ISO 200, 1/250 sec @ f8
    PSX_20180625_091806.jpg
     
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  16. I hope to visit Vietnam again next year. Last time was 2015.
     
  17. Interesting photo. With S1/250, you still have his hand blurry. I can see him playing quite fast but the young boy's face looks like lack of emotion.
     
  18. Nikon D2Hs
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
    ƒ/5.6 300.0 mm 1/2000 200
    27322768147_e5c1e50b72_o.jpg
     
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  19. Nikon D300 and 60 Micro. Despite the D300 not having the DR of the newer models I find when shooting raw the files recover beautifully.

    DSC_8981-with-60mm-copy.jpg
     
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  20. Nikon D1H
    14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8
    ƒ/2.8 24.0 mm 1/6400 200
    DSC_0018r.jpg
     
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