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F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:50 am

Just bought a Nikon F90x with grip!!! will get here after christmas.

I have a D3, yet I still have an urge to delve into old technology. I Still have a D1 that I love to use, the colour that comes out of that camera is great, and I just sold my D200 which I hated in favor of a D1x, and I love it, well you cant zoom when you preview, 3fps max and a 2gb card is as big as you can use, but the colour is great, noise is better than the 200 and a 500th of a sec flash sync is great for offroad motorsport. And its so tuff you could use it for personal protection :twisted:

Anyways, I think the F90x will be fun, and Ive just sorted out my lenses so they suit full frame, no more DX 8)

Am I crazy?

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby phillipb on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:00 am

ljxphotography wrote:Am I crazy?


Yep :!:
But I think you're in good company in this forum. :)
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby gstark on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:17 am

phillipb wrote:
ljxphotography wrote:Am I crazy?


Yep :!:
But I think you're in good company in this forum. :)


:agree:
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:55 am

The F90x is a great camera with a bunch of functions similar to the D series cameras you have mentioned, which allows smooth transition. I have this camera with grip and love it. My complaint about the grip (compared to the MB-D200) is the lack of command dials. Firing the camera in portrait mode and trying to change shutter speeds is a bit of a pain, but not a major issue.

It also has a nice, solid feel which is reassuring.

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby aim54x on Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:42 am

I would say NO, your perfectly sane, I have a F80 and a FM2n and would like to pick up a F3 at some point when I have the money and come across one at the right price. I have used the F90x and found that it is a nice camera, great feel in the hand.

:ot: I spotted a New Old Stock grip for a F80 at Tom Saades Camera House the other day for $75 and was thinking maybe I should get it, anyone think it would be a waste of money?
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby big pix on Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:00 am

gstark wrote:
phillipb wrote:
ljxphotography wrote:Am I crazy?


Yep :!:
But I think you're in good company in this forum. :)


:agree:

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:52 am

:cheers: Thanks guys!!

You dont feel so crazy, when everyone else is crazy too :P

You all have a good christmas 8)

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby aim54x on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:54 am

ljxphotography wrote::cheers: Thanks guys!!

You dont feel so crazy, when everyone else is crazy too :P

You all have a good christmas 8)

Mick :mrgreen:

Have a good christmas yourself as well.
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:55 pm

ljxphotography wrote:You dont feel so crazy, when everyone else is crazy too :P


Almost by definition, crazy is a very relative term, determined by the company one keeps! :)
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:40 pm

:agree: :up:

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby gstark on Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:46 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:
ljxphotography wrote:You dont feel so crazy, when everyone else is crazy too :P


Almost by definition, crazy is a very relative term, determined by the company one keeps! :)


Or often, by one's relatives.
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:14 pm

Just picked up a SB-22 for $50 8) from my local shop for the 90X, and got some film, Ilford Xp2 and fuji superior 1600 for some fun stuff.

I need to get a scanner, any suggestions?? :?:

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby Yi-P on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:10 pm

ljxphotography wrote:Just picked up a SB-22 for $50 8) from my local shop for the 90X, and got some film, Ilford Xp2 and fuji superior 1600 for some fun stuff.

I need to get a scanner, any suggestions?? :?:

Thanks

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Either Nikon or Epson scanners, they are great stuff. Models depending on your volume needs, some can scan faster than others.
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby gstark on Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:52 am

Mick,

Just a bit of a warning for you: scanning is a very labour intensive process. You may find that the lab where you get the film processed will be able to put your images onto a CD as a part of their processing services. That may be a worthwhile alternative, and will save you much time.
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:24 am

Thanks Garry,
I checked that out when I bought my film, it wasnt to expensive either, and fast turn around is good.
A scanner is still on the cards when I have some money in the bank, probly a epson V100 or 200, just so I can do it if I want too.

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby Grev on Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:18 pm

Should of bought a 2nd hand F5 instead. :P
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:35 pm

F5 would be cool 8) :agree: , They are cheep now.
The F90x and grip cost me $170, F5's arnt that cheep and I couldnt justify spending anymore on a toy, though Im pretty happy with it so far, its a lot more solid than I thought and quite fast. I can see it getting dragged along to a wedding or 3.
Will use for some of the offroad racing I shoot, on a tripod close to the race track with a fisheye. film having more dynamic range will give me more margin for error and I dont have to worry about it getting squashed cuz its worth nothing 8)

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:38 am

Was over at my best mates house on new years eve, and I remembered I had given him a couple of my film cameras years ago, so I asked him if I could have a look :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: I gave him more than a couple :lol:
He had my old Cannon AE1, Cannon T50, Yashica FX2 and Mamiya TTL, and a few cannon FD lenses.
He Gave me back my old AE1, 50mm 1.8 and 135 2.5 8) 8) cuz he dosnt know how to use it, he is happy with the T50.
Happy days :cheers:

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Fujifilm S3pro
Fujifilm S5pro
Nikon D1
Nikon D1x
Nikon F90x
Nikon D3
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I think I have a problem :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:30 pm

A couple of pics I took last week with the 90X, its a good box 8)
Had much fun 8)
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Both taken with Ilford XP2 and 28 f2.8 MF Nikkor and Orange filter

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby Grev on Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:52 pm

ljxphotography wrote:Cannon AE1
Cannon F1
Cannon T50
Contessa LTE rangefinder
Mamiya TTL
Yashica FX2
Nikon F70 X2
Nikon D40x
Nikon D70
Nikon D200
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Fujifilm S3pro
Fujifilm S5pro
Nikon D1
Nikon D1x
Nikon F90x
Nikon D3
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I think I have a problem :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Mick :mrgreen:

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby ljxphotography on Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:01 pm

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Solving your problem is easy, just pack all of these perverted items up, put it in a box and send it to me in Brisbane. :D[/quote]


Wish I still had them all :mrgreen:

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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby Grev on Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:11 pm

I just got a F100 with only one roll of film through and still like new for $250, quite nice actually. Might consider the grip for this beast.
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby aim54x on Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:04 am

Grev wrote:I just got a F100 with only one roll of film through and still like new for $250, quite nice actually. Might consider the grip for this beast.


WOW!!!! do you access to another??? At that price I'll find some way to finance it! *ducks and hides from Mozzie*
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Re: F90x Am I crazy??

Postby Grev on Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:53 am

aim54x wrote:
Grev wrote:I just got a F100 with only one roll of film through and still like new for $250, quite nice actually. Might consider the grip for this beast.


WOW!!!! do you access to another??? At that price I'll find some way to finance it! *ducks and hides from Mozzie*

Woops haven't checked this forum...

But I'll answer anyway, no I don't have access to another, it's an ex-boss' camera that she bought in England and sold it to me to get me to 'look after it'.

I still haven't really used it... :( Took only a few shots... :shock:
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