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#1
Having first used a Brownie Hawkeye back in the '50s I moved on
to a Nikon F2 in 1971. Then a Nikon FE which I still have, but it
is a film camera. The FE has set idle for several years. Just purchased
a Nikon D7100. This represents a major paradigm shift. Let the
games begin.

mike

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#2
I'm a Nikon fan myself.
I started out with a F-301, then an F-801 and worked my way up to a F3.
When it was time to go digital SLR I got me a D70s. Unfortunately I dropped the first one on the concrete floor (something the F3 woulda survived!) and broke it and I replaced it with yet another D70s which I still have.
I did get a Fuji X10 a few months ago and I'm trying to switch over to that one but I have a hard time adapting to a compact camera although the X10 is much more than a point and shoot.
We'll see how it works out.

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luxstang;184250 Wrote:I'm a Nikon fan myself.
I started out with a F-301, then an F-801 and worked my way up to a F3.
When it was time to go digital SLR I got me a D70s. Unfortunately I dropped the first one on the concrete floor (something the F3 woulda survived!) and broke it and I replaced it with yet another D70s which I still have.
I did get a Fuji X10 a few months ago and I'm trying to switch over to that one but I have a hard time adapting to a compact camera although the X10 is much more than a point and shoot.
We'll see how it works out.

Have been using an Olympus point'n/shoot the last few years, ok
camera. Takes pictures. Since photography is 90% about content
and composition, I can arguably take a better picture with a Brownie
Hawkeye than someone with a $40,000 'Blad.

mike

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#4
The thing I can't get used to with the compacts is that I just point the camera at something and that's it. With a classic SLR, you look through the viewfinder and all you see is the picture you're about to take. That gives me a better idea and most of all a better feel for the composition. Sometimes I see something I think would make a good subject but looking at it through the SLR it doesn't really cut it.
With a point and shoot I'm never in that restricted range of vision. I'm just pointing a camera at something but I can see the world around me too which makes me lose the feel for the picture.
The X10 does have a viewfinder but it is like an old instamatic with no information display and only covers about 85% of the field of view. That's what I need to get used to.

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#5
Still have at home my old Nikon FM, never used still a few years (when my hair were still long enough to fly with the wind Smile. I used this camera a lot to shoot in black and white.
Now using a Nikon D70S with a Nikkor 18-70 mm lens, and recently bought a 18-200mm Sigma lense.
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I'm a Nikon fan and currently use a D7100. It is an awesome canera.

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#7
Don65Stang;184365 Wrote:I'm a Nikon fan and currently use a D7100. It is an awesome canera.

Now I know whose brain to pick Cool
Got the 18 - 140 lens. Have 3 other older Nikon lenses that will fit it.
Already bought a front protection filter. The Nikon school is coming to
Sacramento this weekend but that is short notice. I attended the
Nikon school back in '71 when I got my first Nikon, an F2 Photomic.

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#8
Canon 5D Mark II / EOS-M user here.

Can't help that much on Nikon, but more than glad to help on other bits. See http://manwiththe5d.blogspot.com for some of my writeups.

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Don65Stang;184365 Wrote:I'm a Nikon fan and currently use a D7100. It is an awesome canera.

Ok, time to pick your brain.
This camera is somewhat intimidating compared to my film based
Nikon FE. A lot of buttons and switches. Have yet to power it up and
already spent $300 on accessories. Neutral front lens filter (duh), also
a bayonet hood. Got screen protectors for the two displays plus your
usual 64GB high speed Sandisk memory card. Also purchased a
remote module so I can control the camera at a distance with my
Android based tablet. Did I miss anything?

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#10
Anyone for video? Just picked up a Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

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