Nikon D3x - First News

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by leaker, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. leaker

    Guest Guest

    not really. it has a wider mouth so a 50mm f/1 bragging lens can be
    made. it didn't sell that well and wasn't that good.

    it also has a shallower flange distance so there are more adapters for
    non-canon lenses but few people are interested in dealing with manual
    focus and stop-down metering so that's not really a compelling
    advantage either.
    it's not a mess at all. most of the charts show the obvious, such as
    stabilization not working on cameras that pre-date stabilization,
    autofocus not working on cameras predating autofocus, etc. it's really
    just common sense.
    the fd mount sucked and canon rightly ditched it. nikon's mount
    doesn't suck and the fact that they kept it hasn't been an issue.
    Guest, Nov 27, 2007
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    Robert Brace Guest

    You're kidding, right?
    We'll all get to hear it, chapter & verse, completely uncoached I'm sure.
    Shills are irrepressible, don't you know?
    Robert Brace, Nov 27, 2007
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    Will Ritson Guest

    lest we forget:
    Lenses made with fuorite have 34% fewer cavities, and that's important.
    Will Ritson, Nov 27, 2007
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    george Guest

    Elaborate compatibility charts???? Lens says "G" on it, gotta have a
    subcommand dial on the body if you want to use the lens in a mode where you
    control the aperture. Body is a cheapie without a motor, have to have AF-S
    unless you like focusing manually. Every unmodified lens built since 1978
    will fit on every body since then...if you have an AI notch cut in the lens
    mount, then every lens (virtually, exceptions are a couple of rare lenses
    from the early 1960's requiring mirror lockup because they extend into the
    path of the mirror) from 1959 fits every body. Of course, Nikon does have
    format matching concerns (DX not on FX w/o vignetting), but Canon has that
    "complexity" (EF vs EF-S) too.
    george, Nov 27, 2007
  5. You mean like the advantage that old Canon lenses without auto-everything
    cannot be mounted at all on a modern camera, even if you want to use them in
    all-manual mode?
    Well, yeah, like don't expect autofocus unless the lens and camera both
    support autofocus using the same method. Or don't expect apperture control
    on a lens without apperture ring unless your camera provides apperture
    control. Seems somehow logical to me, but what do I know.
    Although Nikon doesn't recommend it there are people out there who
    successfully are using the very first Nikkor F-mount lenses (yes, I am
    talking non-AI) on the latest dSLRs. Of course they don't expect autofocus
    or anything similarly fancy, those lenses never supported that in the first
    place. Try that with a Canon lens of the same vintage.

    Jürgen Exner, Nov 27, 2007
  6. And some of those old Nikkors are excellent glass.....As good or better than
    the new ones, and you can pick them up used for a song....My camera,
    equipped with a small added feature, can take almost every Nikkor ever
    made......Most of the lenses I own aren't auto focus, or auto anything for
    that matter, but they cost me very little, and they perform very well.
    William Graham, Nov 27, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    One thing is important. Fluorite is harder to work (it is soft, 4 on
    the moh scale versus 5 for glass) but no hybrid fluorite-glass ED
    combination has yet matched it for colour correction, fluorite is
    still king.
    RichA, Nov 28, 2007
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