by J. Ramón Palacios
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bought later a N4004s, then a N6006. But soon after an unfortunately
short interlude with the magnificent Nikon 8008s, the Nikon
F4s came into my heart and my hands just in time when I was
loosing a little of my eyesight. Its 'autofocus' servos have saved
me -most certainly- of loosing a subject.
back is not as strong as before (not that it ever was) but it has
been easier to concentrate on a single body and three lenses.
F4s with 24mm f/2.8D and SB-25 speedlight
a 24mm f/2.8D AF Wide angle Nikkor, a 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AF Zoom-Nikkor
and a 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 AF Zoom-Nikkor, I have resolved most
of circumstances and distances, with the help of the powerful
SB-25 speedlight and medium to high speed film.
all is needed now is a 20mm f/2.8D AF Nikkor AIS super wide and
a fast 400mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-I Nikkor super telephoto lens, to
cover 99% of the possible normal needs of a professional or a
very serious amateur photographer.
then, perhaps an upgrade to the F5 will deserve the new "Silent
Wave" lenses and should be seriously considered to get the
28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED AF-S Zoom-Nikkor, the 80-200mm f/2.8D
IF-ED AF-S Zoom-Nikkor and a 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S with a
TC-14E AF tele-converter to make it a 420mm f/4 when needed.
I better start to save.