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Dream NIKON D4

Bela Laszlo Molnar , Aug 21, 2011; 02:51 p.m.

Just for a fun, My dream NIKON D4. So, what do you think. . . . ?

Large photo attachment:
(Nikon D4 -- 689 x 751 photo)


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Robert Cossar , Aug 21, 2011; 03:55 p.m.

I think that eating cheese to close to bedtime can lead to strange compulsions....:)

JDM von Weinberg , Aug 21, 2011; 06:00 p.m.

Make it a little smaller and it will display in line, for better or for worse.

Bela's F4

Andrew Garrard , Aug 21, 2011; 06:13 p.m.

One thing that would actually make me sit up and notice a D4 (before deciding I don't really want to spend money on a camera upgrade at the moment) would be if the C/S/M shooting mode switch moved to the other side of the lens mount, below the two programmable buttons. Where you could actually reach it with the hand that's on the camera, as opposed to with the one holding a 3kg lens nine inches away from the switch. (I appreciate that putting it near the mount is easier for moving the AF drive pin, otherwise I'd like it on the back.) I only mention it because other "deam D4" renderings still have it in the standard Nikon place.

Just because it'll make me feel saner if people think there's a good reason for it, does anyone actually like its current position on Nikons? It could be worse - it could be the DoF preview button, like on low-end Canons - but I wonder how many Nikon body designers actually try big lenses (c.f. my rants about the ISO button position on the D700).

Bela Laszlo Molnar , Aug 21, 2011; 07:01 p.m.

Thank you JDM.

Andrew Garrard , Aug 21, 2011; 07:14 p.m.

(Oops, "dream D4".) Autofocus mode selector (not "shooting mode"; I was having a bad post) aside, nice rendering, Bela. I realised I forgot to say that while being taunted by this switch. :-)

Bela Laszlo Molnar , Aug 21, 2011; 07:33 p.m.

Hi Andrew. My longer lens is a 500mm, but I never had a problem with the AF switch. Probably, because, I'm using manual focus setting most of the time? Only very rear exception. Or, I'm not a action photographer. After 45 years practice, I get the feel to get subject in focus, most of the time. I never noticed this switch moved form a set position. I did this rendering, seeing somebody creating a Leica to a Nikon D4. I like the clear top, and also like so mach the tree angular, pyramid looking, slightly curved prism, the typical Nikon F symbol. I have several Nikon F cameras, and I love them so mach, They are beautiful sculptures as well solidly build cameras, we never again going to have, in this plastic age.

Bela Laszlo Molnar , Aug 21, 2011; 07:39 p.m.

My first Nikon F, I'm still using it. My D700 not going to last, half of that the time.

Nikon F

Indraneel Majumdar , Aug 21, 2011; 11:56 p.m.

Where's the dial for changing ISO?

Bela Laszlo Molnar , Aug 22, 2011; 10:54 a.m.

Hi Indraneel. If, you are referring to the Nikon F camera. You mast be a young man, whom never learned photography in a total manual way. Cameras with-out light-meter do not have, and do not need an ASO setting. The ISO setting is in your brain, Or your separate light meter, and accordingly, by experience and knowledge, you set the speed and the aperture on the camera, depend on the film you used. Like; 50, 100, 400 ISO. Manual SLR cameras, without light meter, has NO ISO setting. They don't need, only models with light-meter needed an ISO setting. I just picked up 5 rolls of T-Max film, developed, and all of them properly exposed. I believe, that is the proper way to learn photography, before somebody picking up a digital, all automatized DSLR camera to photograph.
Have a nice day.

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