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Aug 17, 2019 07:36:34   #
Carnpo wrote:
Good decision. I recently purchased a D4 with 318K shutter counts. Rated for 40K. Seller was a camera store person. He assured me that the ratings are very conservative and even if it needed shutter repair it was not expensive. I am 71 and figure we (camera and I) are at about the same percentage of useful life left. I have a D500 and Df so this will not be my primary camera. It is in very good physical condition and price was reasonable. I wanted to see what handling a professional camera body was like and to have another FX body. I do not worry about haveing so many cameras at my age because my 13 year old Grandson is a very good photographer and he will one day use all of this. Wishing you good health and great photos.
Good decision. I recently purchased a D4 with 318K... (show quote)

Thank you for the good wishes,it's nice to know grandson will carry on enjoying your perchaces,but not for a long time yet!
Aug 17, 2019 07:34:27   #
cambriaman wrote:
From my experience, you will not regret the move to FX! Have fun!

I,m so excited to be finally ! Trying FX
Aug 17, 2019 07:33:07   #
Murray wrote:
Now, you have to get out and use it🤓🤓🤓. Also please share results

Oh I shall to both !
Aug 17, 2019 07:32:29   #
ronpier wrote:
Good move Graham. You only pass thru once and you are fulfilling your wish very inexpensively. Best of luck in your journey.

My thoughts exactly,do or die as they say.
Aug 17, 2019 07:31:46   #
siamesecatmanuk wrote:
Thank you all for the lovely and kind also moving helpful replies,loved reading them all Graham

Well so far apart from a little mist /defused around the very edges of the view finder, I cannot seem to fault I'd my cf card has finally arrived and I shall be testing in earnest,a sample of the results I shall post.
I,m looking to see the diffence in fx over dx which may mainly turn out to be the extra captured area !?
Aug 16, 2019 06:46:14   #
Thank you all for the lovely and kind also moving helpful replies,loved reading them all Graham
Aug 15, 2019 05:54:39   #
In recent months I had the realisation that three of my school mates had passed away,suddenly life just became too short for I wish I had, on my death bed !
So having previously said I,m sticking with my DX NIKON D7100 and I am,not parting with it !
I have also gone out and dipped my toe finally into the FX pond !

Bought a NIKON D700"old yes, 109'000 clicks yes, built like a tank and heavy,but for the £260 it cost me to get it in my hands,don't think I did too badly ?

Just awaiting my ordered cf card to arrive and I shall be testing,testing,meanwhile every you tube d700 video is being watched in preparation.

Photographs to follow and my views on this ere FX finally.
Jul 27, 2019 06:01:03   #
AdamJB wrote:
No worries. I have an 80-200 also and was considering buying a Kenko TC. I knew you had a Kenko (from a previous post) and thought maybe you had used it for this picture. I'm curious to know how it affects image quality on the 80-200.

I will when I have time attach the Kenko and take again from same point
Jul 18, 2019 06:28:06   #
AdamJB wrote:
I thought you had the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8? Was this taken with the Kenko teleconverter?

My bad it Is 80-200 f2.8 and no converter it was shot at 200 mm equal approximately 450 mm but cropped to give view you see, quite a bit cropped too,from memory what you see about a third of original frame view.
Ps sorry only just seen your question .
Jun 24, 2019 11:28:00   #
Thank,you all,itsmobviously NOT just me then that's not doing very well,I feel a bit better knowing that,I didn't want a perfectnas new finish just back to black rather than the steel looking colour under a few very deep scratches ,I will live with it the best I can get it,not so obvious and I drought anyonemwill,inspect,close up,plus I need not worry if there s a bit of rain on bare metal.
Jun 21, 2019 09:45:04   #
Dave327 wrote:
You got me curious. I’m a canon shooter and the finish on their lenses is a black wrinkle. Amazon has various black wrinkle spray paints. As to exact shade - who knows. The best I could suggest is spraying some in cup and use a artist brush to touch up the scratches.

Thanks To all for your input,especially Dave for this,might give it a go.Graham
Jun 20, 2019 14:58:02   #
Tried matte black which don't match when dry,gloss is too shiny when dry,just cannot get the Finnish as the rest of the unscratched parts of the barrel.
Any ideas ?
Jun 18, 2019 07:31:52   #
JOBY! Over one shoulder,had two years,haven't needed to even tighten the screw in bottom of camera,best
by far.
Jun 17, 2019 05:32:26   #
Heavily cropped but over a mile away ,ok ?

Jun 17, 2019 05:29:44   #
Heavy crop of this taken at 200 mm 35 equivalent 380 mm over a mile away from home. Not to bad ?
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