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K1W1
07-26-2007, 07:33 AM
I believe that today (26 July) is Nikons 90th birthday.
Today is also the day that rumour says about 20 new bodies and 200 new lenses are going to be announced. :)

Happy Birthday Nikon.

rawpaw18
07-27-2007, 05:11 AM
That sounds like an unfounded rumor to me.
I read that there are 18 new cameras and only 195 lenses.
Check your sources before you post.:D

K1W1
07-27-2007, 05:35 AM
You know how things get exaggerated on the Internet. I'm only taking what I was told by a reputable source I have never met on a forum I have never read before and can't remember the name of, doubling the numbers, dividing by the quotient of the first three prime numbers in the alphabet, adding a bit to round it out and then passing the result on as fact.
Doesn't everybody do that?
And why doesn't anybody believe me anyway?

rawpaw18
07-27-2007, 06:13 AM
It seems everybody does exactly that.

Well I have to go wait in line for my new D4000.
Oh and I am going to pick up that new 12mm-500mm 1.8vr
at only $500 USd it is a bargain!

tekriter
07-27-2007, 07:17 AM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and pick up the 12-350 f1.1 VR XIX that will give tack-sharp results with the camera set on "B" and left hanging in midair for up to three minutes...

$299 with coupon.

Kellie
07-27-2007, 01:28 PM
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K1W1
07-27-2007, 05:00 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and pick up the 12-350 f1.1 VR XIX that will give tack-sharp results with the camera set on "B" and left hanging in midair for up to three minutes...

$299 with coupon.


Ken Rockwell took 7000 images with that lens within an hour of getting his hands on it. His verdict is that it's the best ever Nikkor lens as long as you buy it from here (http://www.cameraaction.com.au/) (so that he gets his kick back).
I've heard that you can use them with reversing rings as well so make sure you post some sample soon.

tekriter
07-27-2007, 06:38 PM
Ken Rockwell took 7000 images with that lens within an hour of getting his hands on it. His verdict is that it's the best ever Nikkor lens as long as you buy it from here (http://www.cameraaction.com.au/) (so that he gets his kick back).
I've heard that you can use them with reversing rings as well so make sure you post some sample soon.

Well, I ordered it today, but since I used Ken Rockwell's shipping advice it got here three days ago.

It's helium-filled, so the camera is now lighter than it was before.

I started to take some pictures with it at the ballgame tonight, but the lens caused a flashing error message in the bottom of the viewfinder saying "wait till his next at-bat"...

Sure enough, the next time the guy came up he hit a triple. I wasn't paying attention; though...but the lens fired the camera for me and I got some great shots.

tekriter
07-27-2007, 06:41 PM
One more thing - I used Ken Rockwell's method of changing white balance, and the sun shifted to a more neutral color.

How do I get it back to normal?

K1W1
07-27-2007, 09:46 PM
How do I get it back to normal?

Stop reading web sites and all will be normal. :D:D

rawpaw18
07-29-2007, 04:47 AM
Tek,
Too funny, still laughing, got it three days ago:D

fionndruinne
07-30-2007, 05:20 PM
Don't you guys make the coffee-drinking inhabitants of Bandon, OR take me for a raving lunatic, drag me outside the café and stone me, alright?

(grinning quite widely)

Edit: unless you can get here with one of those new lenses (perhaps traveling by means of the helium lens?) and photograph the event - I'd be proud to die under the gaze of such high-quality Nikon products.