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CP+ 2017

Hello, everybody! I took a leave from work today to cover CP+ 2017 for my readers. I had to wake up early today because CP+ 2017 also coincides with the used camera bazaar by ICS in Ginza. I went there first and then quickly made my way to Yokohama for CP+ 2017. If you’ve been following me for more than a year, you will remember that I covered CP+ 2016 of last year. What’s new this year? Well, nothing much to be honest. It looks and feels the same every single year. This is Japan’s version of Photokina wherein new products are showed to the public and international brands come to Japan to sell theirs here. There are plenty of newcomers but it usually consists of the usual big boys in the Japanese camera industry.

img_3413Nikon’s booth is yellow as usual. There’s nothing new in terms of layout and I hope they’ll change that next year so that we’ll see something new next time in terms of presentation and activities. Nikon has been very conservative all this time and that attitude has allowed others to leapfrog them in many things. More

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Repair: Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Ai-S

Hello, everybody! I am feeling very well now, thank you very much for the well-wishes and messages that I received! The weather is beginning to get warmer as Spring is just around the corner now. Spring brings plenty of seasonal things like migrating birds, hay fever, the numerous seasonal produce that I enjoy and most especially – bugs! Bugs are shy creatures and taking pictures of them can be a challenge at times. For that, you will need a lens that will give you enough subject to lens distance. For me, that is only the job of a 105mm lens!

Introduction:

Today, I am going to introduce you to the Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Ai-S lens! This is a very versatile lens for portraiture, macro and just about everything. It’s an advanced lens that was way ahead of it’s time when it was introduced and it’s still available now NEW for use with the scientific community where in precise manual focusing in high magnification is important. How many lenses can boast of such longevity? Not a lot!

img_1986The Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 Ai-S lens is still being produced now in 2017. That is around 34 years of continuos production since it’s debut in Spring of 1983! Can you imagine that!? More

Repair: Sticky Nikon F100

Hello, everybody! Today, we are going to talk about the Curse of the Nikon F100! Everybody  who is serious into Nikon gear should know by now that the Nikon F100 and cameras that belong to the same generation tend to develop this annoying sticky rubber problem that is most commonly found on the rubber parts of the grip the back.

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This Nikon F100 works perfectly fine but the sticky mess can be annoying. I am sure Nikon added the rubber coating for added grip but never saw this coming! More

Repair: Zoom-Nikkor 43-86mm f/3.5 Ai (3/3)

Hello, everybody! I am now down with the flu so I am going to keep this brief. I am usually resistant to sickness but lately, stress from work has been getting into me so that probably affected my resistances somewhat. I am feeling a lot better now but I will need to take the doctor’s recommended rest period of 5 days. After that, I will assure you that I will be back to my usual health and even better, I will practice kung fu again this coming spring so that my body will regain my old resilience to sickness. This is a tale of redemption for me and also for this special lens so read on!

Introduction:

Today’s topic is about a lens that many people would consider fit for nothing but parts due to it’s heavy fungal infection but I will show you that almost nothing is not worth a try as far as old Nikkors are concerned! Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce to you this gem of lens: the Zoom-Nikkor 43-86 f/3.5 Ai lens!

img_1021It looks really great on a camera of the same vintage, don’t you think it looks sexy on this Nikon F3HP? I love the Nikon F3 and for me, this is the best manual SLR ever made. More