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In Topic: Macro lenses for Nikon D7100

13 January 2015 - 07:34 AM

You are correct.  My reply was based on my shooting technique (or lack there of) of holding shutter release 1/2 way while trying to AF.  When that fails I go to MF but keep holding the release - force of habit.

In Topic: Macro lenses for Nikon D7100

12 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

Another feature of the 105 VR is the AF/M lens setting.  Auto focus with manual over ride.  No special port, nothing to reset on camera to go from auto to manual focus.  Just need the focus gear.  1/2 press shuttle release, barely move the focus control on the housing & you have manual focus (as long as the release remains at 1/2).  The VR lens has much faster AF than the old version.  I agree that the VR does very little u/w.  You will end up with both the 60 & 105.

In Topic: which housing for d7100

26 December 2014 - 08:12 AM

Have you considered Nexus?  They are very compact & light weight compared to some of the other makes.  Threaded ports so no need for a locking system.  Simple design with all the controls.  I've been very happy with Nexus housings for my D70 & D300.  Will upgrade soon (probably to D7100) & will buy another Nexus.

In Topic: D300 to 7d Mk II Good Idea?

17 September 2014 - 09:19 AM

J - You need 2 identical camera bodies anyway so you have a backup  :)  On a trip several years I had 2 D70 bodies fail in the same manner over a 10 day period.  Something about the shelf life of a micro processor that controls read/write to the CF card.

In Topic: D300 to 7d Mk II Good Idea?

17 September 2014 - 09:16 AM

Tim,  I understand what you're saying.  Hoping I could sell things that I no longer could use (not only DX's).  Probably for not for a lot of $$ due to age, but any amount would help.  I'm also hoping for good video with a new camera (D300 has none).  I've generally heard that Canon has better video than Nikon for this level camera.  For me at this stage it's more about features & a few more pixels than brand.  Like to stay with Nikon but.........


You're correct that a new lens package would be a big part of a brand change.  New bodies, housing, maybe ports & misc costs would be similar for either brand.