Panasonic GX8 and manual focus Nikon fit lenses - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses - Nikon Df

Panasonic GX8 and manual focus Nikon fit lenses - Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses - Nikon Df
'The Panasonic GX8 is particularly good for using with manual focus lenses. Add in the Metabones 0.64x Speed Booster and there is the possibility to use some high quality lenses with the equivalent of some fast apertures, thanks to the extra stop of light the adapter gives. This also brings to m4/3 the possibility of a 'full-frame' look.'
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Nikon D750 and 'street photography'

Nikon D750 and 'street photography'
'Below with the 'Stratford in 2 minutes' video (Also shot with the D750) I've tried to give an example of the circumstances in which I often work. This is the world famous tourist town of Stratford upon Avon on an afternoon in August (peak holiday time).,
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SOMERSET - DAY 1

SOMERSET - DAY 1
'I've come to one of my favourite parts of the UK, the North Somerset Coast and the town of Wathchet, for a few days. Yesterday was 30+ degrees selsius and incredibly humid, so I was working at a slow pace. '
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LEICA Q compared to NIKON D750 - ISO IMAGE QUALITY

LEICA Q compared to NIKON D750 - ISO IMAGE QUALITY
'I made some pretty strong claims about the image quality of the Leica Q. So here are some comparison tests with the Nikon D750, which up to now has the best 24MP 'full-frame' image quality and ISO performance I've ever seen. '
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The Nikon D750 - a triumphant confirmation of the continuing relevance of the DSLR

The Nikon D750 - a triumphant confirmation of the continuing relevance of the DSLR
'It produces sharp, clean images with a rich colour depth that have 24MP worth of resolution and detail and which can easily be upsized to cope with the most demanding of reproduction needs, With almost instant startup and image capture plus the standard long battery life that all DSLR's provide, I never miss a shot. All in all an incredibly reliable picture creating device that feels like it will work in all circumstances under all conditions.'
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Nikon Df and one of my stranger lens combinations.

Nikon Df and one of my stranger lens combinations.
'As mentioned above I've been doing stuff like this for years and using some 'inappropriate' gear to get results few would expect. I realise that not everybody wants to do this, but for me the value of this experimentation is obvious. I've got an easy to carry full-frame DSLR outfit, that weighs and costs far less than you might expect and yields excellent results.'
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Nikon D750 - Why I still use DSLR's and the 'Mirrorless Myth'

Nikon D750 - Why I still use DSLR's and the 'Mirrorless Myth'
'It should be no surprise that cameras, sensors and how files are captured should constantly improve. It would be more of a surprise if they didn't and I fully expect to keep on using that "This is the best I've used' phrase again and again. Because if I don't, then there isn't much point in buying new gear. And the D750, because of this and the other options it offers me has moved into the lead for my Soundimageplus Camera of the year.
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Mirrorless flaws - Nikon Df

Mirrorless flaws - Nikon Df
'Mirrorless cameras are taking over, DSLR's are dying. Everybody says so, it's inevitable. Well, maybe. But even if it's true, there are still some issues with mirrorless cameras that have yet to be solved. I had a day out yesterday with my Nikon Df and several advantages became apparent.'
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NIKON D750 RAW FILE SAMPLE IMAGES FOR DOWNLOAD

NIKON D750 RAW FILE SAMPLE IMAGES FOR DOWNLOAD
'I was in my local Calumet store buying a Nikon 20mm f/1.8 lens (of which more in the next post) and I had a look at the Nikon D750. I had an SD card and my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens with me so took the opportunity to shoot some raw files. There aren't many and they are just shots of the store mostly at ISO settings from 1000 to 3200 plus one at ISO 100. However, I thought I would make these available for download in a .zip file - HERE'
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Nikon Df + Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART Lens + Raw file Samples for download + Multi-image panoramic stitches.

Nikon Df + Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART Lens + Raw file Samples for download + Multi-image panoramic stitches.
'And the Df has an ISO 50 setting with which I created the images at the top of the page and the combination of that sensor and one of the best lenses ever made is astonishing in terms of quality and the look it generates. Forget the rest, this is the best!!!.
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ZOOM OR PRIME - is there really any difference? And is it worth bothering with the 'kit lens?' Acutance.

ZOOM OR PRIME - is there really any difference? And is it worth bothering with the 'kit lens?' Acutance.
"It's the old question. is a prime lens better than a zoom at the same focal length and aperture? The accepted opinion is that yes it probably is. But haven't zooms got better these days? And since they are more popular, does the oft repeated doctrine that primes are better still hold true?"
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NIKON and the Df - loosing the plot or still one of the great camera makers?

NIKON and the Df - loosing the plot or still one of the great camera makers?
"As well as it's looks the Nikon Df has an old-school retro chic attitude to producing images. Everything is designed to produce great images in an efficient way, emphasising the important parameters in creating quality images over gimmicks and using tried and trusted mechanical engineering to create a camera that's comfortable, rugged, yet easy to use."
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NIKON Df - 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G - EBAY SAGA

NIKON Df - 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G - EBAY SAGA
"So I was looking around on ebay for a Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-G to use on my Df. This is a lens that Nikon stopped making a while ago, but I've used a couple before on Nikon DSLR's and they are incredibly useful. Decent optical quality and in terms of size and weight a lot less bulky than many of the Nikon zooms with AF motors built in. Since one of the features of the Df is it will handle virtually every Nikon lens ever made, I thought it would be a good match."
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Nikon Df - Overpriced plaything or serious camera?

Nikon Df - Overpriced plaything or serious camera?

I've had some mixed feelings about this camera. I got all excited when Nikon were teasing it, but when it finally appeared I was somewhat disappointed. By the look and it's knobfest appearance and mostly by the price. However I always had it in the back of my mind that I would end up with one at some point. Reviews were mixed, but mainly focusing on the negatives.

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