Has anyone bought a Light Grey Nikkor yet?
This post is just one out of curiousity. I remember posting a message regarding these elusive beasts last year and wanted to know if anyone has actually bought one???
For those of you who dont know (I am sure there aren't that many!). Nikon released it's AFS lenses in a Light Grey colour, which gave them more than a passing resemblence to another camera manufacturers' lenses
So, own up, who's got one?
#2. "RE: Has anyone bought a Light Grey Nikkor yet?" | In response to Reply # 0KenF Basic MemberMon 25-Jun-01 05:04 PM
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Personally, I like the idea of grey barreled long glass, both for heat reasons and because they're less likely to be mistaken for ordnance. I actually had that happen once - I was set up along a railroad for a head-on shot with my 300/4.5 on a tripod, and the local police showed up after they got a call about a man with a mortar! We both had a good laugh about that one - the cop was a photo enthusiast, too. After that, I put a wide band of bright yellow tape around the shade of my 300 for extra visibility.
I hope a 300/4 AF-S and a 80-200/2.8 AF-S are in my future, and would strongly consider getting them in grey. Besides, Canon doesn't have a lock on light colored pro glass - Pentax does the same!
#3. "RE: Has anyone bought a Light Grey Nikkor yet?" | In response to Reply # 0epicdream Charter MemberTue 26-Jun-01 09:11 AM
Further to my original post I purchased a new 80-200 AFS for AJ Purdy in the UK (what a lens }> ). I asked the man there the same question and hasn't had one person ask about the light grey colour (i think I was the first person to ask him!).
So who knows, in a few years time these might actually be collectable if nobody buys them!!
Off topic, I managed to get a copy of the D1x/h brochure. Top shutter speed of 1/16,000!!! TTL Flash sync of 1/500! and of course the 3D Colour Matrix like the F5 (the D1 didn't has this did it?)
#4. "RE: Has anyone bought a Light Grey Nikkor yet?" | In response to Reply # 3AlanC Basic MemberTue 26-Jun-01 02:38 PM
Yes, the D1 does have 1/16,000 sec, flash sync at 1/500 and the 1005 pixel 3D colour matrix metering from the F5.
There's not much difference between the D1 and D1x / D1h in terms of the camera mechanicals - a few controls have different functions. The changes are all in the CCD, associated electronics and software.