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Old 03-15-2019   #81
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Another vote for the 50mm/f1.8G. It's cheap, fast and sharp, what more do you need ?
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Old 03-15-2019   #82
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While still waiting for my F6, I started looking for lenses. My favorite local store has a fantastic discount for the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8. With that discount, the Tamron is only marginally more expensive than the Nikkor 50/1.8G. However, the SP has VC and some other nice features. Which begs the question: is the Tamron VC (Vibration Compensation) compatible with the F6? And if it's not, should I get the Tamron or the Nikkor 50/1.8G?


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Just get the Nikon. It works perfectly with the F6, super light and handles great.
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Old 03-15-2019   #83
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Alexandru, vă sugerez să vă uitați la "Sigma". Construcția lor este mult superioară celei Nikkor din plastic realizată în China. Imaginile fotografice pe care le poate produce sunt destul de impresionante.
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Old 03-15-2019   #84
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Let us please keep the discussion in English... though it is generous and helpful to use another's language when comprehension is clearly at risk!
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Old 03-23-2019   #85
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While still waiting for my F6, I started looking for lenses. My favorite local store has a fantastic discount for the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8. With that discount, the Tamron is only marginally more expensive than the Nikkor 50/1.8G. However, the SP has VC and some other nice features. Which begs the question: is the Tamron VC (Vibration Compensation) compatible with the F6? And if it's not, should I get the Tamron or the Nikkor 50/1.8G?


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Alex
I have the F6 and the Tamron 45 f1.8, and also had the Nikon 50f1.8. The Tamron's VC works well on the F6. I found the Tamron to be sharper and better built and I prefer the 45mm focal length. The Nikon focuses just a little faster though.
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Old 03-24-2019   #86
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I have the F6 and the Tamron 45 f1.8, and also had the Nikon 50f1.8. The Tamron's VC works well on the F6. I found the Tamron to be sharper and better built and I prefer the 45mm focal length. The Nikon focuses just a little faster though.

It's really good to know that, thank you for sharing such hard-to-find info. Too bad the Tamron sale ended, but I'll keep looking.
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Old 03-27-2019   #87
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Hey everyone,


It has arrived. The package is unimpressive, but the content should be. The serial number is 0035682.


Thank you for all your help, but I think I'm still going to need some.


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Old 03-27-2019   #88
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As my father used to say: "Free advice is worth every penny you pay for it."

To the OP: Enjoy your camera!

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RFF has always had this element and in my opinion it has been much worse historically. The advent of social media has taken a lot of them away where they can express their curmudgeonly opinions with few repercussions.
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Old 03-29-2019   #91
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Thank you, Peter, creenus and Photon42! The F6 is am impressive camera in every aspect, including weight (the MB-40 with 8 NiMH AA batteries adds a lot to it). Being on a shopping spree (which will probably land me in the debtor's prison), I also added my first F mount lens in my collection: the 85/1.4G. While not first on my list, I found it for a good price bundled with a free Lowepro Pro Runner BP 350 AW II backpack.


Now I can store everything properly. We all know that cameras are made to be collected, not used. I wonder what camera should I buy next (in some future life, most likely)...


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Hey everyone,

It has arrived. The package is unimpressive, but the content should be. The serial number is 0035682.

Thank you for all your help, but I think I'm still going to need some.

Regards,
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Congratulations, Alex. And happy shooting !
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Alexandru, vă sugerez să vă uitați la "Sigma". Construcția lor este mult superioară celei Nikkor din plastic realizată în China. Imaginile fotografice pe care le poate produce sunt destul de impresionante.
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I have to say that the AF-D series of lenses are really quite impressive, even if cheaper. My pair of F6's are quite happy with the 20/2.8, 28/2.8, 28/1.4, 35/2, 85/1.4 and 105/2.8. The only 'G' lenses I have are 35/1.4, 50/1.4 and 28-300/3.5-5.6 and I pick them up and use them only for the focal lengths, not because I feel they are better. The majority of my F6 photos are with the 28/1.4D, 85/1.4D and 105/2.8D. None were bought new; all came from KEH or eBay.
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Thank you, Peter, creenus and Photon42! The F6 is am impressive camera in every aspect, including weight (the MB-40 with 8 NiMH AA batteries adds a lot to it). Being on a shopping spree (which will probably land me in the debtor's prison), I also added my first F mount lens in my collection: the 85/1.4G. While not first on my list, I found it for a good price bundled with a free Lowepro Pro Runner BP 350 AW II backpack.


Now I can store everything properly. We all know that cameras are made to be collected, not used. I wonder what camera should I buy next (in some future life, most likely)...


Alex

Sounds like a great place to start. The 85mm focal length is my favorite. That and a 28mm lens are responsible for 90% of my 135/35mm output.


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Nope. Told him that the Japanese Sigma ART 50/1.4 is noticeably superior to Chinese-made plastic Nikkors.
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Something about his mom.
well ... only sympathy points here (you can get the meaning even without knowing Romanian, if you take Latin, Italian and a wee spice of Russian )

But who wants to spoil an F6 with Sigma lenses, really
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I have to say that the AF-D series of lenses are really quite impressive, even if cheaper. My pair of F6's are quite happy with the 20/2.8, 28/2.8, 28/1.4, 35/2, 85/1.4 and 105/2.8. The only 'G' lenses I have are 35/1.4, 50/1.4 and 28-300/3.5-5.6 and I pick them up and use them only for the focal lengths, not because I feel they are better. The majority of my F6 photos are with the 28/1.4D, 85/1.4D and 105/2.8D. None were bought new; all came from KEH or eBay.
I have absolutely nothing against AF-D series and, to be honest, I despise the lack of an aperture ring in G lenses. I opted for the 85/1.4G because I lacked the cash to buy a second hand lens. Yes, I used my credit card and the monthly rate is a lot less than buying a second hand lens upfront.

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Sounds like a great place to start. The 85mm focal length is my favorite. That and a 28mm lens are responsible for 90% of my 135/35mm output.- Murray
Actually, the 28mm lens is next on my shopping list. I will probably skip the 50 for a while, given that I have 3 50s in M mount. I will eventually get one in F mount, but after the 28.

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Nope. Told him that the Japanese Sigma ART 50/1.4 is noticeably superior to Chinese-made plastic Nikkors.
The 85/1.4G is not Chinese-made. But I must admit that Sigma did well by selling the USB dock. My 85/1.4 front focuses 1 cm at minimum focus distance (85cm) and I urgently need to have it calibrated, which is a pain in my home country.

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well ... only sympathy points here (you can get the meaning even without knowing Romanian, if you take Latin, Italian and a wee spice of Russian )
But who wants to spoil an F6 with Sigma lenses, really
You can add a Turkish and Hungarian on the list. As for the Sigma-Nikkor thing, I'll stay away from this fight.
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