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Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s

silverhair2048 silverhair2048

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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Mon 01-Mar-21 04:09 PM
I am interested in using my tax refund to buy a used Nikon D4s.
If anyone has any experience of purchasing from ebay I would be interested in hearing from you. I've decided to limit the purchase to sellers in the USA only.
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#1. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 0

ezdc66 Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Jul 2019
Mon 01-Mar-21 05:16 PM
hi jerry. I would have no reservations buying on ebay whatsoever. I have personally bought a d500 and a d810 on ebay and sold a d7000 and a d750.
Just be sure to buy from a seller who has a fair amount of transactions and has been a member for a while. also check feedback score and only buy from a seller with 99% or higher positive feedback. I once purchased a d810 before the one i currently own and in tracking the delivery it was supposedly delivered, however i never got it. After contacting the seller he claimed he got a message from me telling him to send it to a different address which he said he did. Either it was a scam or he got scammed somehow. Anyway I immediately contacted ebay and explained what happened.
They did a quick investigation, and about 5 days later I was issued a full refund. The point is that you have protection from ebay in the event the seller doesnt fulfill the order to your satisfaction. You will most likely need a paypal account as well who also offer buyer protection. Just make sure you read the item description thoroughly and message the seller with any questions. Good luck on you d4.
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#2. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 0

glxman Moderator Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008
Mon 01-Mar-21 06:05 PM
Hi Jerry
I have the D4s and absolutely love it,
before you settle on the D4s, I would seriously try and pony up for the D5
The D5 was a giant leap in technology
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silverhair2048 silverhair2048

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#3. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 2

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Mon 01-Mar-21 07:14 PM | edited Mon 01-Mar-21 07:15 PM by silverhair2048
First, I'm not getting enough to get a D5. Second I'm adding to the lens collection too. I've got my eye on the 24-85 mm, f/2.8, 35-70 mm, f/2.8, and a 80-200 mm. f/2.8 all Nikon's. That seems quite a haul for one tax return. Obviously the D4s is going to be a well used one, but it will still be new to me.
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glxman Moderator Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008
Mon 01-Mar-21 07:45 PM
All good Jerry
Lenses last almost forever
If you do get the D4s, I have a D4s cheat sheet you can have if you want it
and excellent idea on the fast glass as I'm always chasing light
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#5. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 4

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Mon 01-Mar-21 07:47 PM
Thanks for the offer. That could really be helpful. I'll take it. I'll also let you know when I order the D4s.

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glxman Moderator Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008
Mon 01-Mar-21 07:52 PM
Hi Jerry
I put a post re cheat sheet here,
https://www.nikonians.org/forum/topic/147-92501-92501/laminated-d4s-cheat-sheet-free-
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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Fri 12-Mar-21 06:06 PM
I wish to thank everyone who responded to my search for information. Through the Nikonians universe I am able to solve my dilemma. I am purchasing a D4s from another member.
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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Fri 12-Mar-21 08:54 PM
An FYI, through the person I am purchasing a D4s from they are also supplying a copy of David Busch's book about the Nikon D4/D4s. When I tried to find a copy of the field guide for those cameras I discovered that they are priced for $698+ the spiral bound. The regular bound book has a price tag of around $250+.
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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Thu 18-Mar-21 01:02 PM
The truth of the moment is that I've paid for the D4s and am now waiting on the shipper to deliver the camera. There is a significant degree of excitement and frustration in effect at present. I doubt that I am the only person to experience this but it sure feels like it.
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#10. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 7

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Thu 18-Mar-21 03:16 PM
IT'S HERE!
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#11. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 9

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Sat 20-Mar-21 09:19 AM
I had a copy of the Owner's Manual that I had ordered printed from overseas. It was kind of difficult to understand some of the explanations without having the camera at hand to verify what was being read. Things that I read are becoming much clearer now that I can see what is being talked about.
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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Mon 22-Mar-21 09:15 PM
I'm a bit confused in reference to the Banks in the Shooting menu and the Custom menu. Once chosen can Bank A of Shooting be combined with Custom Bank B? And various other options.

Any understandable explanation will be appreciated.
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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Tue 30-Mar-21 09:47 PM
Okay, I am thoroughly confused. I've been reading through a copy of Busch's D4/D4s big book and have seen several references to using a button labeled AF-L/AE-L. However, I am unable to find any other mention of that particular button and cannot find it marked on any of the diagrams of control locations.

HELP!

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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Tue 30-Mar-21 09:48 PM | edited Tue 30-Mar-21 10:18 PM by silverhair2048
In case you don't know, I have a D4s and a D750.
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silverhair2048 silverhair2048

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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Tue 30-Mar-21 10:17 PM
I wonder if he is referring to the button that is labeled AF-L/AE-L on the D750 but is labeled the AF-ON button on the D4s?
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#16. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 13

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Wed 31-Mar-21 09:00 AM
In Chapter 12 I saw a reference to the Subselector button center being the default AF-L/AE-L button. But that isn't covered anywhere else that I can find.
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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Wed 31-Mar-21 01:53 PM
I guess no one is reading this topic anymore. My comment on March 12 didn't get any comment and neither have any since then. HMMMMMM!
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#18. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 17

Rsal Gold Member Nikonian since 20th May 2010
Wed 31-Mar-21 02:04 PM
Hello Silverhair,
I bet if you post most of you comments in the Nikon D6/D5/D4/D3/D2/D1/ forum you get more replies.

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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Wed 31-Mar-21 02:05 PM
Already did that.
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#20. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 6

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Thu 08-Apr-21 03:21 PM
Got the cheat sheet thanks.
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#21. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 19

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Thu 22-Apr-21 07:21 PM
Seems to be a significant difference between the D750 and the D4s. I'm still wading through Busch's book on the D4s. Boy, there's a lot in there.
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redent Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Oct 2018
Sun 09-May-21 08:40 AM
Could it be an error in Busch’s book? Guessing the proofers mighta missed something.

If u don’t use back button focus, you could likely assign the Ae-l to the af on button.

Good luck.

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silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Sat 15-May-21 06:54 PM | edited Sat 15-May-21 07:01 PM by silverhair2048
Is there somewhere I can learn what "Back Button Focus" really means?

Nevermind I found a link online.
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glxman Moderator Awarded for his high level skills, specially in Wildlife & Landscape Photography Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008
Sun 16-May-21 01:49 AM
here is another one

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#25. "RE: Interested in information on buying a Nikon D4s" | In response to Reply # 23

silverhair2048 Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2015
Tue 05-Apr-22 06:38 PM
An update on my learning to use the D4s. I've been using it much more than the D750 or the D810 that I finally managed to acquire. I think the D4s is fast becoming the camera of choice for my general shooting. Another piece of information, on the D4s and the D810 for everyday use, are 2 24-120 mm f/4 lenses. I've managed to acquire the 70-200 mm, f/2.8, and the 80-200 mm, f/2.8 lenses. I'm amazed at the solidity of both lenses and the feel of them being on the cameras. When I'm riding the city buses I carry the cameras with their 24-120 lenses in camera bags so that they aren't as easily seen or noticed. But if I see something interesting I have the cameras at hand.
Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings.
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