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Just a size comparison of the Nikon F5, the Nikon F100 and Nikon F6.
The F6 succeeded the F5 as the top Nikon film camera, which makes the F6 the world’s top 35mm SLR (IMHO). I always liked the F100 better than the F5 – the F6 feels like an upgraded F100.
Nikon has released the new AF-S Nikkor 24mm F/1.4G ED. From the specs this looks like a truly amazing lens. I already own the 50mm AF-S and it’s great. I would buy the 24mm 1.4 lens too if i hadn’t decided to go for the M9. These Nikon lenses are weather sealed and, i my personal opinion, better than the L-series lenses from Canon. It would be great if Nikon would also release a 35mm f/1.4 as their current 35mm lens (which i also own) is pretty lame.
I am currently experimenting with bw conversion tools for pictures taken with the D700. So far i like the results i get from ‘Alien Skin’ the most. (Though i still think it’s a bit weird to use cameras and software worth a few thousands euros, to simulate a look i get from a simple roll of Tri-X without any further effort.)
First time in months i scanned color slides. I really must say that the colors coming from Fuji Provia are just marvellous. Too bad using slide film is so expensive. BTW: I took these pictures with the Nikon F100 and the brand new AF-S 50mm 1.4 – a very nice combination.
“So anyway, after writing up the D3000 yesterday, I was overjoyed when I got a box from Berlin with a Nikon FM in it for the Retirement Ranch from Guido Steenkamp. He moved up to Leica some years ago, so the FM, with little to no resale value, went unused. I’m sure I’ll put it to good use.”
Anyway, make sure to visit Kens website once in a while. His technical reviews are great and not just the usual blabla. Ken is not always right but at least he’s got his own view on gear and is not afraid to write it down.
The Nikon FA is the last camera of this little series. It’s small and offers all kinds of programs. Unlike the FM, the FA’s shutter is quite silent but on the other hand some of the body parts are made of plastic. I use this FA and the 50mm F1.4 in my office from time to time.