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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-24-2014, 12:13 PM  
Canon's timing.
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
It's true that some countries have specific laws in place protecting consumers with defined requirements for the manufacturers but many of those countries also include requirements for and restrictions on the consumers. No class action lawsuits. No unwarranted free gear replacements.

One result from the Nikon D600 action here in the US is that I, the original owner of a D600 which has never had any problems, am entitled to one free shutter assembly replacement for my camera for any reason for as long as I own the camera regardless of how many shutter actuations it has recorded. Is that something which could happen anywhere but in the US?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-24-2014, 09:05 AM  
Canon's timing.
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Compared to the gray-market gear we Americans can buy from the same retailers. In general, gray-market gear is priced lower than US-spec gear by retailers selling in the US.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-24-2014, 06:59 AM  
Canon's timing.
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
My comment here about Canon and Nikon US gear and warranties is about US consumer protection laws and such. We Americans pay more for US-spec gear because of the additional costs for the manufacturers to warranty that gear for us. It doesn't mean gear having US serial numbers is different from other gear or anything. Truly International gear would/should reflect the cost to properly warranty it in the most expensive sales region, wherever that may be.

I'd also point out that in other markets Canon and Nikon can be more willing to work with their customers in resolving problems resulting in less expense for everyone involved. It is we Americans who usually resort to class action lawsuits and such which often achieve the same results while also making a few attorneys wealthy.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-13-2014, 06:55 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 535
Views: 41,878
I'm going to say the simple answer here is, no, there aren't really any Nikon lenses which produce an image style similar to the better Pentax lenses. Nikon has always been about super sharp image quality and, in my opinion, stopped down shooting giving in-focus documentary style photos. Having stated that, I do know the AiS 45/2.8P lens, originally introduced as a collectible kit lens with the FM3a, has a nice reputation and it will meter on any Nikon DSLR offered. There is a cult following of the older 85/1.4 lenses and the AF28/1.4 is an interesting lens, if you can find and afford one.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-07-2014, 08:31 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 535
Views: 41,878
I'd second the suggestion that you keep your current kit of Pentax gear intact. At least rent a D750 and one of the Nikon lenses you're considering for a weekend and see what you think. Or check with your local store to see if you can borrow a combo for a day. You've set a pretty high bar for the Nikon kit to clear.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-06-2014, 10:09 AM  
Tell the truth D750/810 owners
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 129
Views: 10,381
Well, it is certainly possible. I've been shooting both Pentax and Nikon APS-C gear - I don't care for comparing the two systems because the lenses I have for both are very different and, in my opinion, the traditional Nikon image style from the film days just wasn't there with the early DX cameras and lenses. When I added a D600 to my Nikon kit I noticed a significant step up in capability with my existing Nikon lenses. Much improved dynamic range and more tolerance for exposure issues due to exposing for highlights. Much more detail available allowing more frequent darkroom-style crops. More tolerance for image perspective adjustments such as stretching images using the PS Camera Distortion tool. And this was even with shooting in crop mode with the same normal DX zoom I had been using with my DX camera, which I've since traded for a good quality normal FX zoom. Getting pleasing architectural-style images was worth the cost of the camera alone.

What are the challenges posed by shooting 35mm-format digital? I no longer see any of my shots as snapshots which can make vacations more work than they need be. And a DX shooter can move up to an FX camera and shoot whatever lenses already on hand but the last fraction of image quality offered by a camera such as the D800/D810 over a D7000/D7100 will require mid-grade to pro-grade lenses. I do know a fellow shooting a D800 with the high-grade AiS lenses he bought in the 1980s and he gets fantastic image quality results. The resolution and detail results I can get with my D600 and AiS28/2.8 using proper technique (given the chance I shoot the combo at low ISO ratings, F5.6 to F8, and on a tripod) are beyond anything I would have imagined being possible from a 35mm-format camera system. So a new D810 shooter can spend $5k US on current pro-grade Nikon lenses to get the best of the Nikon best, or $1k on good quality older lenses and be very happy.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-30-2014, 08:31 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 535
Views: 41,878
I originally added Nikon AF film gear to my Pentax manual focus gear back around 2000 or so because, well, take a good look at the Pentax AF cameras available in the year 2000, and there was no positive Pentax news on the horizon. I've purchased some nice Nikon lenses over the years which have pointed me in the direction of Nikon FX gear. If I were making that original move today I see a lot of great Pentax digital options available and they are with the exception of a few older lenses all APS-C format - I could capture everything I want by using the current Pentax gear just as I can with my current Nikon gear. So I don't understand why anyone wants Pentax to offer a 35mm-format DSLR camera system in this day and age. Granted, there are many folks still shooting older Pentax lenses as was my case, but why not continue building on the system which currently offers the K-3? Less expense, better control of image correction, continued support of older lens systems, excellent quality lenses offered at lower prices, etc. The only negative I can think of is the limitations on the ultra-wide angle options. With the amateur market moving away from high-end 35mm-format DSLR cameras and toward mirrorless camera systems the need for a 35mm-format Pentax DSLR system seems obsolete.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-29-2014, 07:20 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 535
Views: 41,878
It does seem impressive. My short and long walk-around zooms are AF-S lenses but of the mid-grade variable aperture types - I'm certain the lenses used play a role in AF-C speed and I'm leaving some AF speed on the table. Still, I shoot high school football from the stands for fun now and then and even with my 70-300 VR lens the D600 AF-C tracking takes some getting used to. The camera acts like a video cam of some kind as the lens motor rapidly clicks away as I follow a back or receiver taking the ball down the field. It's even a little unnerving for an old-school manual focus shooter! Never mind the fact that my shooting night games at 6400 ISO leaves me in awe like someone from 1950 with a roll of Pan-X. What do I know.

I've no experience with shooting SDM lenses so no opinions there other than I'd think the speed and accuracy would be similar. And I'm certain the price differences between the D750 and the Pentax cameras aren't due to the AF capability. I'd definitely want to compare AF speed between cameras by using the fast F2.8 zooms or similar primes.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-29-2014, 06:22 AM  
What are these lens for ?
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 24
Views: 1,651
I thought of my trumpet having just three valves but then there are some songs which can be played without using any of those valves. I've no idea what that means for camera lenses.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-28-2014, 07:12 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 535
Views: 41,878
The AF-C on the D750 is really that much better? You're shooting with the current AF-S F2.8 zooms and/or the modern AF-S primes? I'm guessing that with my mid-grade zooms and AF-D primes I wouldn't see much of an improvement from my D600.

My focusing speed with the AF-D primes on my FM2n is nearly glacial. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-27-2014, 09:47 AM  
My Totally Biased and Unabashed Personal Lens Recommendations
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 55
Views: 5,172
This is an interesting list but I have to ask what form of the photography hobby would a person using such a collection practice? I guess I don't see any focal length shorter than about 24mm (effective so, say, 16mm on an APS-C camera) as a landscape lens and I've never shot any lens longer than 300mm nor have I felt the need to do so. I am a hobbyist photographer though.

I've always considered the hobby of shooting Pentax gear as one of utilizing its particular image quality. Saying this as respectfully as possible, once you collect a series of lenses such as those on the OP's list you have no reason not to move to Canon or Nikon. A similar collection of lenses for a D810 would make an interesting kit. Or you might as well give up the chase and just move completely to Micro 4/3rds.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-10-2014, 09:04 AM  
Never thought this would happen
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 24
Views: 2,893
It's normal for my FM2n at least.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-09-2014, 08:27 PM  
Never thought this would happen
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 24
Views: 2,893
Three comments.

My FM2n isn't a quiet camera by any means but I'd say it is comparable in terms of noise to my K1000. It's a good camera but I can't say I like the LED meter readout.

I'd have to say my Nikkormat FT-3 reminds me more of an old F than my FM2n and it's no quieter than either. It's a solid brick of a camera though so it helps build confidence in the shooter. While the FT-2 I had years ago still had many of the original Nikkormat features such as the milled aluminum rewind knob which would slice your finger open if you caught it on the edge of the knob adjacent to the pop-up lever the FT-3 addressed most of the quirks about the Nikkormat line with the exception of the ISO rating slider on the shutter speed dial. I've developed the habit of checking the ISO rating setting every time I use the camera.

Finally, the FM3a seems like a great camera (I haven't owned one) and a great last hurrah for amateur Nikon film shooters but I have to wonder where the FM3a goes from here. Will it continue to be seen as a collector item or will folks just get down to business with shooting with them now and then. No used FE/FM series camera is truly worth $600+ US.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-02-2013, 06:37 AM  
First Day with the D800
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 105
Views: 9,202
My take on the Nikon side was there were so many folks online speaking of certain lenses being too old for digital capture even in the days of the D70. My experience with those lenses shooting Reala simply didn't support any of the claims of poor image quality from the lenses. That AF24/2.8D lens is often the third in a series of Nikon lenses considered obsolete because of digital with the AF28/2.8D and AF20/2.8D numbers one and two on that list. Granted, that 28/2.8 is the wallflower of the three but it isn't that bad of a lens. I think the mainstream Nikon community is just so heavily focused on buying the newest and most expensive lenses available, and I wanted nothing to do with that. I think the elephant in the room is Nikon's DX cameras haven't worked well with their older FX lenses, period. Instead of replacing my seven lenses with all-new pro lenses all the while contemplating jumping back to Pentax 100% I simply replaced my DX camera with an FX camera, and I saw a big jump in image quality.

In terms of the Zeiss 50 vs. the Nikon 50, my opinion would be both are excellent when used for their intended purposes. Nikon earned its reputation in the hands of news photographers - I think that speaks volumes about its style. I would wager the Zeiss lenses are very capable in a wider variety of shooting environments. And the images I've seen point to the Zeiss image style being a little closer to the traditional Pentax style. All said, though, if I had picked the D800 I don't know that I would ever feel the need to buy a new Nikon lens again unless resistance to flare is a high priority. Which it is when shooting concert shots. Shooting for a hobby, I have the luxury of foregoing the 70-200/2.8 and picking the 105, 135, and 180 lenses from the early '80s to shoot on my D600. They were excellent lenses back then and still are today.

I'm really curious about the Pentax side though. Back in the darkroom days no one would have ever though of cropping a full third off of an image in the enlarger and then placing the remainder on an 11x14 paper but that is exactly what we do when shooting crop-format DSLR images and viewing them on a computer screen. I hate to say this but I think that Pentax may be holding their 35mm-digital format DSLR because all of those older lenses we have may positively shine on such a camera and we wouldn't need to buy all new lenses.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-01-2013, 09:53 AM  
First Day with the D800
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 105
Views: 9,202
Which Pentax DSLR models should I compare the D600 to? The slam-dunk improvement in image quality available by simply using my Nikkor primes on the format for which they were designed was enough for me. A good question here is what happens if/when a Pentax 35mm-format DSLR becomes available. Will Pentax-only shooters continue on the APS-C path or change to 35mm-digital? Would those of us who have a number of older Pentax film-era lenses rather shoot them on an APS-C or 35mm-digital camera?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-01-2013, 07:09 AM  
First Day with the D800
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 105
Views: 9,202
My thoughts on my D600 (I haven't used a K5):

- I find the feel and button placement to be okay.
- It's not a pro-grade camera but rather an entry-level 35mm frame DSLR so I'm not that concerned about body construction. My shooting style includes me using a camera strap wrapped around my wrist at all times so in 27 years I've dropped a camera just once.
- No, I won't use my camera in the rain but, honestly, I wouldn't use any camera in the rain. I have been tempted by the old Nikonos cameras over the years.
- Shutter speed? Are we talking about needing super fast shutter speeds in low-light conditions?
- No, the D600 doesn't have the old-school connections for flash and remote but my shoe mount flash cable works perfectly and the D600 includes its own remote connection via the GPS jack. I don't expect to see pros picking the D600 for studio work.
- Number of bracketing exposures? I'd think you would want either more bracketing exposures or a wider DR, not both. Is this another case of very low-light conditions and a need to tailor the lighting composition? I keep thinking the wider DR + HDR concept will render bracketing obsolete.

If a person is starting from scratch with a camera system I certainly believe all options are on the table and I find the K5II and the Ltd primes to be very tempting. I've also shot Nikon for twelve years now because of the options available during that time frame. I was ready to pull the trigger on a D800 but decided it's pro-grade build, larger file size, and wider DR just weren't that important to me for the extra $1000 US. The D600 is the camera for me at this time. Yes, I shoot landscapes and reasonably well lighted shots. We're talking about pixel-peeping here but I've found simply stunning results with 200% views of shots I've captured with my D600 and my AF-D primes including my 20/2.8 which so many folks on the Interweb believe to be a dog. When friends ask my opinions on Pentax vs. Nikon I always say my results point to both being excellent in different ways and I believe that to be true here.

One person asked if the optical formulas of the Nikon primes are as good as those of Pentax. I've enjoyed shooting with my Pentax gear quite a bit over the years but there is also a very clear, scientific and clinical look about my Nikon shots which I find refreshing and pleasing. Perhaps the results for Nikon shooters point to a camera + lens system providing a baseline image intended for post-processing work. Yes, I must choose my Nikon gear carefully to get the out-of-focus style I want. My first SLR lens ever was an M50/2 so carefully tending to out-of-focus areas isn't new to me.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-12-2013, 06:46 AM  
After Nikons quality catastrophies with D600, D7100 and D800
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 56
Views: 13,205
There are no official Nikon sources for any information on the D600 issue nor should anyone expect any. The same would be true of Pentax or any other manufacturer. My information consisted of:

- Found reports from D600 owners on several Nikon forums and the repair receipts they claimed to have in hand.
- D600 owners reporting problems vs. owners having zero problems and their purchase dates.
- My tests of a display D600 over the course of four weeks and about 6000 shots (verified same camera which hadn't been cleaned) at my local Costco, of all places, beginning in early March with the help of the employees there who without an explanation from me asked if I was checking on the dust problem.
- Discussions with my dealer's Nikon specialist, the shop owner, and a rep who happened to be in the shop in early December. I was advised to wait until spring or buy a D800.
- Discussions with that same dealer Nikon specialist in early April.

I have zero personal experience with the D600 dust problem because I don't own a D600 having the problem. I think anyone shopping any camera body should research the product and weigh all information with a grain of salt including the information in this discussion. I have no guarantee my D40x at 17k shots or my K1000 with maybe 30k shots won't fail tomorrow so I'm not sure any of us can really be assured of any camera gear product living up to our expectations. The best choice anyone who is convinced there are problems with any product is to just not buy the product and move on.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-11-2013, 07:00 AM  
The Online Photographer Rates Pentax as a great lens maker
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 63
Views: 5,512
Nikon and Canon lens updates do seem pretty blatantly focused on getting customers to upgrade but then that would be the business both companies are in - selling camera gear. Many of the upgrades Nikon has made to its prime lenses over the past five years have been focused on adding the AF-S motors to them, especially the F1.8 primes, but they've also addressed some serious design issues which resulted in pretty average performance on DX cameras. Those Nikkors worked great on film but DX digital revealed some problems. The old Pentax primes I've owned dating back to the mid-1960s shot on a K200D have been killers compared to the Nikon AF-D primes I've shot on my D40x. Chalk it up to fantastic luck on Pentax's part with their inherited film camera-era lenses being more aligned with the needs for digital capture. Those old Nikkors certainly perform better on the current FX cameras.

As for the AF-S50/1.8G, yes, the basic design dates back to the E-series 50/1.8 of the early 1980s but that 50/1.8 formula is so basic in concept we might as well say it dates back to the Contax lens ranges of the 1950s. The rumor was always that Japanese lens design during the 1930s consisted of Nikon hiring Zeiss consultants while Pentax went with Leitz.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 05-11-2013, 05:23 AM  
So we getting FF next week or not?
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
I've always thought the term "full-frame digital" to be silly since it was obviously coined by folks who first began taking photographs with Cybershots during the late 1990s. Those disposable 35mm film cameras have always been "full-frame". I guess if the 35mm format DSLR cameras are full-frame the 645D must be "fuller-frame".
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-11-2013, 05:15 AM  
After Nikons quality catastrophies with D600, D7100 and D800
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 56
Views: 13,205
The info on the Interweb points to Nikon having sourced updated D600 shutter assemblies from their supplier in February and having revised their service center repair procedure from just cleaning the sensor to cleaning the sensor and replacing the shutter. Anyone owning a D600 which routinely needs the glass in front of the sensor cleaned should send their camera in for the repair.

To recap the D600 story, a specification was mistakenly changed, Nikon identified the problem and worked with the supplier on a solution, Nikon is standing behind its product by replacing the problem part in customers' cameras which have it. A good question for a Pentax forum is how does any Pentax owner know the shutter in his or her camera wasn't made by the same supplier as the D600 shutter.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2013, 07:08 AM  
Why are we proud of Pentax?
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 46
Views: 4,730
Hey, if you had looked down the 1st base line behind the Royals' dugout you might have seen me with my dad! There was no ball game more special than when the Yankees were in town during the early to mid-'80s. Fingers crossed for this season.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-05-2013, 06:46 AM  
If you move away from Pentax, which brand will you consider and why?
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 122
Views: 9,414
Timing was important for me when I decided 13 years ago to add an AF kit to my old-school Pentax MF kit. If you think about the AF gear Pentax offered in the late '90s it's easy to understand my decision to go with Nikon AF gear. I didn't really jump to Nikon but rather grow into the system since purchasing that N80 and I'm now shooting a D600 with a couple of nice zooms and several nice AF-D primes plus a very nice J1 (severely underrated on the Internet) with the FT-1 adapter, and a Nikkormat + FM2N combination for film. If I were making that step toward AF today the Pentax options are much better than back 13 years ago and I really doubt I'd go the Nikon route. The K5II and lens options are very tempting. I have no experience with Pentax gear newer than my K200D shooting old MF primes but I just don't believe anyone shooting modern Pentax gear will see enough of an improvement from switching to Nikon or Canon alone to justify the expense. I'm convinced the two reasons to go Canon/Nikon 35mm-format DSLR today is super-wide landscapes and such, and the reduced issues with lens diffraction at small lens apertures beyond, say, F16. Macro work on older Nikon DX using moderate DOF just hasn't been possible.

I'm simply floored by the image quality of the shots I can get with the D600 at ISO 6400. To be honest, after shooting Nikon DX for seven years I think my D600 is the first Nikon DSLR I've seen which gets a Nikon shooter back to the quality offered by the old film gear. Still, I'll be the odd person here by saying that with the options offered by Pentax today I'd suggest a person who is shooting Pentax gear continue to do so and take the incremental steps in upgrading gear rather than taking the ride on the merry-go-round of the Canon/Nikon systems. My Pentax wish list today would include the K5II + the trio of FA-Ltds + a couple of the nice DA zooms.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 03-24-2013, 09:53 AM  
Surprise- It isn't the camera, its the photographer.
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 87
Views: 5,542
These discussions always point back for me to the old belief that 90% of the pictures we take can be captured with 90% of the cameras available. It's the remaining 10% of the photographs which require more sophisticated hardware. It's difficult to properly meter an available dark scene if a point-and-shoot camera lacks exposure compensation or a full manual mode. I knew a guy who had bought 100% into the "it's not the camera..." philosophy who couldn't understand why his point-and-shoot shots of his son's high school basketball games weren't what he wanted them to be.

I also think about the extremes. There are the photo-art shamans and gurus out there doing their thing brilliantly with Instamatics and there are rank-and-file guys shooting rubbish with Hasselblads. We're all somewhere in between there. There are so many different levels to photography ranging from the extreme technical end such as exposure metering or the mechanical means for attaining the exposure value you believe to be correct to the mystical end of the spectrum where the art is made via composition and choosing that appropriate exposure value. Gear has little relevance to the subjective side of making art but it is certainly important to the objective side of technical mastery. It's simply pure coincidence that 90% of the cameras can capture 90% of the photographs. My Purdy paint brushes can apply paint to my house very nicely but I wouldn't use them to duplicate the Mona Lisa.

I guess my question though is what's wrong with photographers being interested in the gear they use? I own at least ten different hammers ranging from a tack hammer to two different sledgehammers to a wire wheel knock-off hammer for my MG Midget. Could a master mechanic remove a wheel knock-off from my MG using a tack hammer? I have five or six different circular saw blades in my workshop plus at least four different handsaws. You must actually use both crosscut and ripping handsaws to understand the differences between them and the need for having both available. Can a fine cabinetry carpenter create high quality furniture using nothing more than a coping saw? Would he or she want to do so? I use crosscut and ripping handsaws plus a back saw, coping saw, and a wonderful Japanese pull saw. And those are all just for wood. My wife and I have collected maybe a couple dozen board games over the past 25 years. Who wants to play the same board game on every rainy or snowy evening for the rest of their lives? Why would I not be interested in different types of camera gear for my needs? Am I ever going to make a huge lateral trade on camera gear such as moving to Canon? Nope. No ill will toward someone who does though. It sure seems like this is a question of breadth vs. depth in our interests in photography and I wonder if the folks following the "it's not the camera..." philosophy are more highly focused on one style of photography, portraiture for example, than I. Let's just say there are a lot of nicely captured daylight landscape shots out there and it's not really due to the camera gear being used.

Finally, there is such a thing as buying a new piece of camera gear to open new channels for creativity. It's not guaranteed or anything but it does happen. There are also distinct benefits achieved from using proper gear for a given task. It's not necessarily an issue of build quality or resolution from sensors or format size but more often a combination of all of those factors and more. Still, I'd lay odds on any professional photographer seeing a more deliberate and focused line of creativity derived from the use of camera gear intended for his or her pursuit. That's the main reason we have Leica around. Sure, an artist can create photographic art using an Instamatic but that Instamatic art will never stray beyond the technical capabilities of that camera.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-10-2013, 10:49 AM  
No more film from Kodak....
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 72
Views: 6,635
I have that Kodak film app on my phone if only because I enjoy the irony of a Kodak film app for your phone. I do love that.

I think we the customer base have made the film market the case study in chaos that it is. Nearly everyone observed a moment of silence for Kodachrome and yet I seemingly alone watched the silent death of Plus-X. We're all in this together, you know. I've committed myself to death-watch film usage and was very impressed with my grand total of two rolls of the Kodak E-slide film I shot before it too was discontinued. I still have a roll of Portra T I need to shoot someday. I think it's a toss-up right now but I suspect the TMax films will survive Tri-X.

I appreciate Colleen's response here. Good luck to Kodak because I want to continue using Kodak products. I do think the fine art approach for film is a good one but I believe Kodak has work to do if they want to pursue it. There needs to be a viable Pan F type product on offer.

And one last thing. Make it easier to find still photography films on the Kodak website and then not change the location every few months. As of this morning, to find 35mm film from the main Kodak US website page:

Business Products & Services >> Personal Imaging - Businesses: Professional Photographers & Labs >> KODAK PROFESSIONAL: Products -- Product Information tab >> KODAK PROFESSIONAL Films

That right there could very well be the cause of these Internet rumors about the death of Kodak film. And from a search for "film" just one of the first eight hits is related to a still-photography film product. Each time a Kodak film death rumor pops up it takes 15 minutes to prove it true or false. I assume Kodak wants to sell its film business or let it die but common sense states it should attempt the former before the latter.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-21-2013, 02:49 PM  
80th Anniversary of Nikkor lenses
Posted By B Grace
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
I've been using Nikkor lenses since about 1999. My favorite lenses to date:

1.) Non-Ai PC 105/2.5
2.) AF60/2.8D Micro
3.) AF-S16-85 VR
4.) AF50/1.4D - especially with a minor close-up diopter filter attached
5.) AF85/1.8D
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