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#21 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 02:35 PM

You didn't say that before so it doesn't count!!! Do the knobs & dials still line up?


Most people in all seriousness would be using the digital for both in and out of water!

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 02:43 PM

Go back and re-read my post Bob... :-P

The camera bodies and controls are the same (at least for the S2). The only difference is the "digital buttons" on the back of the camera.

The N80 isn't as tall though, so you would need a "block" of material to mount it to the tray.

I haven't spent too much time on this one, however, if I was going to take a long trip, I'd look into it further. It would probably take me about 2 hrs to get the N80 working in my Ikelite housing.

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 02:57 PM

Do you have an F80? :unsure:

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 03:08 PM

Details details!
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Posted 19 February 2003 - 03:25 PM

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
:unsure: :) :D :P :P :P :P

Ha Ha Ha!

Checkmate in six moves!

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 03:31 PM

James, don't you just use your spare S2? You know, the one connected to your spare 400 f/2.8?
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Posted 19 February 2003 - 03:39 PM

I love the way my 400 f2.8 becomes a 600 f2.8 on the S2!

Shoot, I gotta go, it looks like they are towing my Ferarri...

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 06:53 PM

So, you're crap at cards as well as chess :unsure:

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Posted 19 February 2003 - 06:55 PM

James, I went to my local camera shop to look at the N80. It is definitely smaller than the D100 and an N80 will not fit in a D100 housing. As the D100 is smaller than the S2 I don't see how an N80 will fit in an S2 housing.
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 07:27 AM

So why is this lens so goddam expensive?

According to Nikon
"The lens will be available in April with the rrp of 899.99" (UK)

I'll have to sell my wife AND my mother.
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 07:34 AM

Hi Mr. Fish,

Where did you find that price? Is that from Jessops?

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 07:53 AM

So why is this lens so goddam expensive?

According to Nikon
"The lens will be available in April with the rrp of 899.99" (UK)

I'll have to sell my wife AND my mother.

Shouldn't this be posted in the classified section?
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 07:53 AM

It's so expensive because it's the only one of its kind (until Sigma bring their's out).

What diopters are needed to keep it wide?

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 07:54 AM

from nikon http://nikon.virtual...leases/68.shtml
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:02 AM

Bob, check out the specs for the lens. It looks like it might focus close enough that a diopter is not necessary. Boy, I sure hope so!

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:15 AM

I'll have to sell my wife AND my mother.



Is this good or bad news? ;-)

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:18 AM

Depends on how much i get. Do you a deal for the pair.
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Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:43 AM

This is from the press release on the Nikon-USA web site.

While the DX Nikkor lens features Nikon's F-Mount, its optical design is
specifically for use with Nikon's DX Format sensor and therefore is not
designed for use with cameras that use either a larger digital sensor or 35mm
film. Optimizing the lens for Nikon's DX Format sensor makes the lens smaller
in diameter, lighter in weight, with exceptional center-to-edge-to-corner
image quality and performance.

You can read the American version at
Nikon-USA, press release

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 08:53 AM

This could be the a$$ kicker.
A G-type design offers aperture control exclusively from Nikon digital SLR camera
bodies.

Since the S2 is built on a N80 body, does that necessarily mean the S2 will operate the aperture control. It appears that there is no aperture ring on the lens.

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Posted 20 February 2003 - 09:03 AM

It just means that you use the command dial to operate the aperture - instead of an aperture ring.

Nothing to worry about.

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