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Any notes I might find on equipment may be stored here or on a separate page, or sometimes mentioned in passing in the blog. This is mostly a set of notes and links for my own convenience, but presented conversationally.

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D300
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

[01Jan19] I bought a lovely example from mpb for not much in November 2017 following an AmPhot recommendation which happened to coincide with my birthday. I added a grip, flash and lenses from ebay over time. It is large and heavy and 12MP resolution but beautiful. I have a couple of books, by Busch and by Young: the Busch is a well structured and informative work, the Young is less helpful as a work of reference. The most useful set of information I have found is (as is often the case) from Ken Rockwell.

I came within a whisker, prompted by AmPhot again, to getting a D600 for Christmas 2018 (here's Ken Rockwell). I still might, but will get a Fuji X-T2 first.



Nikon D600
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Nikon D600

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[3Nov19] I bought a Nikon D600 this week, £500 from MPB with a shutter count under 3,000. It should arrive tomorrow, 4th Nov.

The lenses I have had for years with my Nikkormat FT2 should work with it and some of those I bought for the D300, though not all as it has a smaller sensor. The newly acquired Pentax P67 200mm (bought with a Fuji GFX in mind) will work with it because I found a P67 - Nikon converter for £25 on Ffordes.

Additional lenses to seek will be decided in due course. Ken Rockwell is very good on Nikon kit, cheapskate lenses.

[5Nov19] On lenses, I already have a 50mm f.1.8 AF and a 70-210 AF zoom bought for the D300. I have bought a £30 28-80 mm AF standard zoom on eBay and those will suffice for now, while I look for a Nikon 28-200mm AF-D or the later 'G' (highly recommended by David Busch and reviewed here Ken Rockwell). I might aspire to a Nikkor 28-300 superzoom if I use the Nikon as much as the Fuji, though that might eat into the GFX fund.

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