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#1841 Needles

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 04:20 PM

Good to be back and see some old friends and some awesome new talent…

Some very beautiful pictures posted here everyone.


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Posted 16 November 2021 - 04:39 PM

Good to be back and see some old friends and some awesome new talent…

Some very beautiful pictures posted here everyone.

good to see you around 


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#1843 Juthro

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 05:14 PM

Always good to see you, Needles.   I have been missing your amazing photos :)


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#1844 Arathu

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Posted 16 November 2021 - 08:57 PM

Look at the time Needles posted..........

 

Hahaha welcome home brother....

 

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 01:43 AM

I assume it shows 4:20 for you?  Here it shows in my time zone, so for me it reads 20 after noon.


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Posted 17 November 2021 - 03:28 PM

I got Nikon to repair the focus on my 55-300 lens.  So I was testing the A/F on the moon a couple of nights ago.  I wasn't thrilled with the price, but I'm happy with the results.

 

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 05:16 PM

You got your money's worth....nice shot brother!

 

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 05:57 PM

Juthro is one of those math people........ :biggrin: :biggrin: 4:20 indeed....

 

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Posted 17 November 2021 - 07:46 PM

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Are you happy with the repair?

 

did nikon have anything to say about the cause, or anything else?

 

how much?

 

I'm still waiting on the lens grease - delayed due to Covid don't you know.......


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Posted 17 November 2021 - 11:46 PM

Nice close up there Juthro, awesome detail in the craters. I think Nikon has a set price for each issue that may accrue. I sent a 70-200 to them for repair and felt the same way. They did at least give me a quote before the actual repair. Did you have to send it to Melville NY or is there a repair center on the west coast 


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Posted 17 November 2021 - 11:56 PM

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#1852 Juthro

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Posted 18 November 2021 - 04:16 AM

Like Needles said, it seams to be a set price beyond anything but a very basic service or repair.  For me it cost me about $230 total with shipping. 



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Posted 18 November 2021 - 04:45 AM

Juthro

 

Are you happy with the repair?

 

did nikon have anything to say about the cause, or anything else?

 

how much?

 

I'm still waiting on the lens grease - delayed due to Covid don't you know.......

 

 

I will come back tomorrow and answer better, had a wing dinger here tonight and there is a lot of clean up.



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Posted 18 November 2021 - 01:04 PM

So....  I agree that there seems to be a menu of set prices for repair, depending on your problem.  It went to somewhere in California for repair, but I dont remember off hand exactly where.  If remember after coffee I'll post it.   (my map dont go that far, and just says 'monsters live here', so I didn't pay much attention to the details, lol)

 

They were amazingly fast (IMO), I got the lens back in less then a week from when I shipped it (UPS), and it's just like new again.  I wish they told me more about what they did, or what was wrong with the lens, but all I got was an automated reply that said they replaced/repaired the focus, and recalibrated the unit.   I would have liked more info, but in the end I am happy with what I got back.  I should be for the $200+ they charged me, but I like the lens a lot, and it was my early x-mas present to myself.

 

(If I missed a question, feel free to re-ask.  I should have my second cup of coffee in me soon :)


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Posted 18 November 2021 - 01:16 PM

would you say it's any more or less accurately focused than when it was brand new?

 

I ask because my Tamron 55-500 is definitely out of tune. anything that looks good and sharp in the viewfinder is never sharp on a good big monitor.



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Posted 18 November 2021 - 06:42 PM

I haven't taken many pics with it since I got it back, but so far it seems to be working just like it did when it was new.   Recalibrating the focus to factory specs was one of the things they listed on the work order.   

 

My other long lens is a refurbished Nikon 70-300, and it takes good pics.  It's  A/F is way faster and quieter, but my 55-300 has always taken sharper pics, especially at full zoom (IMO)



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Posted 18 November 2021 - 11:39 PM

I was messing with some dried mushroom's and a few plants that are in for the winter. There are four strains of dried mushroom bodies I think it is very busy but will tell you a story too...

 

 

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#1858 Juthro

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 03:45 AM

Needles, you have an amazing skill of presentation.   You always impress me with the amount of thought, work, and skill you put into a picture.   I personally don't think I have that amount of focus, I tend to shoot from the hip, and try and get the rare lucky shot.

 

Anyway, great pic, and it's good to see you back.  I had wondered about you, and hoped you and yours are doing well.


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Posted 19 November 2021 - 03:50 PM

She got a bath yesterday.

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#1860 Arathu

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 08:38 PM

@ Needles.......Dude....very nice photo...... you're an excellent artist.....

 

I spend a SHITLOAD of likes here too........

 

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