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Subject: [Leica] Re:Monster High-tech 50mm 1.4 from Sigma and everyone else
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Thu Feb 5 06:50:32 2009
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On Feb 5, 2009, at 7:46 AM, David Rodgers wrote:

> Steve,
>>> to me a bit about focus of those lenses on the D 700,
> and the quality of the viewfinder....<<
> I've use MF lenses more than half the time on my D700. The viewfinder
> isn't on par with flagship SLRs like the F3HP. But I'd say it's  
> equal to
> an FM2N. It's very practical to use with olders AIS Nikkors. Focus
> assist and live view for extremely critical focus are nice features  
> that
> also work with MF lenses.
> The D700 reminds me a lot of the N90. Technological development --
> digital sensor vs AF in the latter -- is at a plateau of sorts where
> gains are harder to come by. So the body seems built for a longer life
> cycle. It looks to me like they invested more in the viewfinder, and
> also in some other areas that make older lenses more useable.
> One thing I've always like about Nikon -- in addition to body  
> ergonomics
> and WA lens performance -- is the effort made for backwards
> compatibility.

thanks for your input David...and I do have R lenses and old Nikkors,


> DaveR
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