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    AKG K1000 Great Condition

    It really did not take long! Clearly there is some pent up demand. Still, I set my price similar to what they seem to go for on eBay, so hopefully everyone feels like they got a fair deal. 
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    AKG K1000 Great Condition

    I am selling my AKG K1000's, as I am looking to move and I am trying to clean house. I am member here since nearly the beginning and used to be a moderator, but I have not been active here in a few years. I have also not used these headphones much in the last years, so they are still in very...
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    To Vinyl or not to Vinyl

    I mostly listen to indie music, but a high proportion of them put stuff out on vinyl -- radiohead, stereolab, tortoise, chris whitley, aphex twin, cat power, beirut, iron and wine, american analog set....many many more. Those are just the ones I can think of off of the top of my head. I know...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Man, those gold Leicas are ghastly! The late 70s/early 80s were not a great time for design, were they...it will take great pictures though.
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    But would you take a 135i over an NSX? That's the real question . I think all these companies are capable of producing killer cameras, it's just for whatever reason, they decided to market themselves in the specific positions that they have.
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    I think you are being a bit flippant. Regardless of how big Sony is, there are obviously a lot of good, talented people in their camera division. As Motox guy and I said before, they brought in the photo imaging section from Konica Minolta. Konica arguably made the best lenses of ANY Japanese...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    I would dispute that Sony is not a photography company. They may only have made slr bodies in the last couple of years, they have long supplied the sensors to Nikon, Pentax and others. They made the sensor in the D2x and the would-be D3x is rumored to have the 24mp sony full-frame sensor. And as...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Probably not. It looks like it is about the same size as a D300 or an F6. Both of those are still considerably larger than the M8...mostly with respect to lenses and body width. Also, the M8 still has better image quality than the D3 at base ISO and ISO 320 (it has no AA filter, so despite being...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Quote: Originally Posted by Towert7 The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Yay! This is not the case for me, I assure you. The Leica stuff going up is small consolation for the past 8 disastrous years. The collapse of the dollar has hit me a lot harder than most because I...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Much of it is the euro versus dollar exchange rate. A lot of these cameras and lenses were dramatically cheaper before Bush took office. Since then, the dollar has collapsed and with it the price of european goods has skyrocketed. In 2001, the 50mm f/1 was 3500 or so (it was cheaper than Canon's...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    Leica lenses will not fit on Nikon mount with a glassless adapter. The problem is that Leica M lenses (the rangefinder lenses) are designed to be about 27.75mm from the flange to the film/sensor. Nikon F mount flance to film/sensor distance is 46.5mm, so you could put a Nikon lens on a Leica...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    That said, a lot of older lenses tend to have that Kinoptic look. Spherical aberration is one of the causes (spherical aberration makes bokeh look better...usually). Another option would be to get either the 105/2 DC or 135/2 DC. Both these lenses have superb bokeh, and you can even control it...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    If bokeh is really important to you, you should give up on this Nikon digital business and either go to Zeiss and Leica lenses or go to medium format. For whatever reason, they just seem to do it better than most of the Canon and Nikon versions. Leica also has a 75/2 apo and a 75/1.4 that have a...
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    The NIKON Thread (Talk About Nikon Stuff here)

    I really don't think this will happen soon (i.e. not within 4-5 years). We have not seen a (new) full frame camera under 2500 dollars yet, and part of that is the sheer cost of the sensors...we are not going to see a D40 market level camera with a full frame chip for quite awhile. Part of this...
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