Saturday, March 6, 2010

My latest vitrine window

Top shelf is only old nikon 35mm fim cameras. The one on the middle front is Nikonos IV-A with 35mm UW lens. On left side, nikon original BR-2 and filters.

Middle shelf left side is all for nikon and nikon compatible lenses. Some are:
nikon 20mm f/2.8D
nikon 35mm f/2.0D
nikon 50mm f/1.4D
nikon 85mm f/1.8D
nikon micro 105mm f/2.8D IF-ED Nano VR
nikon 180mm f/2.8D ED
nikon micro 200mm f/4.0D ED
nikon 17-55mm f/2.8D IF-ED
nikon 85mm f/4.0 enlarger lens

Middle shelf right side is various collectibles including Minolta, Kodak, Canon, Russian Zenit, Walz Envoy etc.

Buttom shelf is mixed, with flashes and old european and japanese cameras, point and shoot cameras like lubitar, konica, GOKO, agfa and kodak. Some filters, extension tubes, manuals too.

I will recieve a nikon FE and nikon fg-20 this week for the USA.

nikon D3S - a NOlight master?

I have read about some tests in international magazines and they all agree on one thing:
The new D3S is a monster of darkness.. This camera is a beast for paparazzis, sport photographers, F1 journalists and most probably-spies :)

It has a -wow- 102.400 ISO limit, still with nikon's unexplainable method of h2.0 indication on the screen.

Just to remind what does 102.400 ISO means:
ISO 25 - Non of todays D-SLR's offer this speed. Need film or special production cameras.
ISO 50 - Some Canon's have it, but nikons have the same sharpness at higher ISO's with faster shutter speeds.
ISO 100 - Everybody is familiar with it. New nikon's with CMOS sensors indicate lo.1
ISO 200 - My studio speed
ISO 400 - Who see any differance between ISO200 and 400 on D300,D700 or D3 series?
ISO 800 - perfect for street candids, indoor shoots
ISO 1600 - superb results at nights witha little light, no noise on new cmos series of nikon.
ISO 3200 - this is the point where D300 and D90 meets with remarkable noise
ISO 6400 - it was a dream in 70's
ISO 12800 - who, what??
ISO 25600 - NASA used it..
ISO 51200 - is it the peak?
ISO 102400 - wooww, where is Canon, i can not see it? Too high here :D . 10 stops of differance between ISO100 and that. That means: If you were at ISO100 (or lo.1 at most new nikons) and Aperture priority, if you read 2 seconds, you need a good tripod to fix you on earth surface, but, when you set ISO to 102.400, you will have an amazing 1/500 seconds in the same light conditions, which means you can shoot while running..

Second best 10 lens of nikon

After my top ten best lens of nikon list, a lot of my friends called me and critisied me about this and that lens should be in the list. So, i have made up a second best ten lens of nikon for you and them :)

Second best 10 list of Nikkor lenses:

11) Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 AI-S
12) Nikkor 105mm f/2.0 DC AF
13) Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF ED AF-S
14) Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nano AF-S
15) Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED IF AF
16) Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF ED AF
17) Nikkor 24mm f/3.5 PC-E ED N
18) Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED IF AF-S VR
19) Nikkor Micro 60mm f/2.8D AF
20) Nikkor85cm f/1.4D IF AF