1. Major Eazy

    Major Eazy

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    What? No 'What's Your History with Minolta?' ?? :-(

    I started with film based Minolta X-700 because at that time, my mother had a Minolta STR-1 (I think.) so I could borrow a telephoto or wide angle lens if needed.

    When Minolta started Auto Focus cameras, they changed the lens mount. But I heard that Nikon decided to stick with the same F-Mount system when they started their Auto Focus system and I thought they got it right.

    With Nikon, you can make do with a MF lens on AF camera for the time being until you buy an AF lens. With Minolta it can't be done. I vow to stick with my X-700 for as long as it last until I switch to AF.

    But then when the time came that I needed a DSLR, I decided to buy a second hand...

    N-I-K-O-N :woot:

    So what's my history with Nikon?

    Started with D1, then later upgraded to D200.
     
  2. JamesRose

    JamesRose

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Next one will definitely have to be full frame :)
     
  3. Tirpitz

    Tirpitz

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    D200
    D2Xs
    D3 (gamechanger:banana:)
    D800 (only one i have ever sold. Just couldn't bond with it :tumbleweed:)
    D4
    D810
     
  4. allanm

    allanm

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    Started my digital foray with a Casio QV10 but my Nikon line up goes like this..
    D50
    D70
    D70s
    D80
    P7000
    D200
    D300 x3
    D300s
    D7100
    D7200
    D750 ( sold and went to Fuji)
    D750. ( again,) with a P900 for fun.
     
  5. wee jake

    wee jake

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    D70
    D200
    D3 still love it
    D7100 now with my daughter
    d750
    d850
    still have all the rest
     
  6. shapeshifter

    shapeshifter

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    For 40yrs you have only thought you were doing photography. LOL
     
  7. skir67

    skir67

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    D7000 (for underwater photography, but ended up doing a lot more topside with it, now just being used for underwater stuff)
    D500 (for most everything else)
    Coolpix A (pocket camera for grab shots when I'm not specifically out photographing)
     
  8. lalineaman

    lalineaman

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    Started with a D40 in 2008; also have had a D80 and a D200.

    Current lineup, all purchased second hand with very low mileage:

    D50 x2
    D300
    D300S
    D700

    The latest acquisition being one of the D50s, in silver, which I could not refuse for the princely sum of £33(!) - including kit lens - with around 6k actuations!
     
  9. redhed17

    redhed17

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    In silver I think I could have refused it. ;) :LOL:
     
  10. lalineaman

    lalineaman

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    Ha ha! You may mock but, ultimately, it does take great pics of my grandsons and that's all I am interested in... and it's different! :)
     
  11. steve_lyt

    steve_lyt Bottoms Up!

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    D70s
    D300s
    D800
    D750

    I still have 3 of them, but the d70s gotcwrecked and i now have a d70 infrared converted
     
  12. dkh

    dkh

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  13. tracybradbury

    tracybradbury

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    Film:
    F4s
    F90s - still own both!

    Digital:
    D90 sold to fund D700
    D700 still own
    D3s sadly stolen!
    D810 my current camera.
     
  14. wibbly

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    How do you find it, I quite fancy one of those for myself.
     
  15. skir67

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    The build quality is fantastic, very solid, with good responsive buttons. Obviously it's a fixed focal length, so depends a bit on how you want to use a 'grab' camera, I find it just makes me think more about composition so I'm fine with that, though I might miss the odd shot when something pops up quickly (and disappears just as fast). Though you can crop a bit owing to aps-c format.

    The lens itself is very sharp!

    No optical or evf viewfinder which I thought would be a downside so I bought a litlle optical viewfinder and put it on the hotshoe, but in practice I've rarely used it. Only slight annoyance has been that you can't change the photo naming convention in-camera, but I just do that via lightroom.

    Has made it easy to carry a small, decent camera with me at all times.
     
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  16. F1.2

    F1.2

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    D700 is my first Nikon , I also use C-n-n :D
     
  17. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645

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    Bought a D3 when it seemed fairly certain Pentax weren't going to introduce a full-frame DSLR, sold my FF equivalent lenses and kept the APS-C DA/DA* lenses to use on the K20D/K5/K3.

    One big holiday realised I would need a second Nikon body as a back up rather than lugging two sets of lenses, D7100 was bought for Costa Rica.

    Buffer on D7100 was a sore point with me so bought a D500 as soon as they came out.

    D3 got replaced by a D810 last year. My lenses are all FX (no DX) 16 through to 400. Just waiting to pick up my repaired 80-400 as the focus at 400 had gone way off.

    Still with Pentax, my most recent purchase being an 80's era P50. following a K-1 - did I mention I sold my FF equivalent Pentax lenses above? Bought some D-FA*, FA* lenses for that. For walkaround I prefer using the Pentax. For all my camera I have fitted OpTech straps - the non-subtle Nikon (and Canon) neck straps shout 'C*ck! with camera'
     
  18. ihasa

    ihasa

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    Nikon D600 since May '18.

    Prior to that, in reverse chronological order, Pentax K30 / K7 / K200D / ist DL. Should have gone Nikon sooner. But I was really interested in FF, and the point at which s/h bodies became available <£500. Nikon appealed more than Canon, and it looks like it'll be a long time before K1s dip to that level. A lot more lens choice with Nikon than Pentax, especially third party.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018
  19. Charles Lawrence

    Charles Lawrence

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    I started with a Canon but soon switched over to Nikon with a D90 then to a D7100 and now with a D750. I still have the other two
     

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