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Using a Sony NEX as a digital back for a Nikon FE film SLR camera

Photographer Robin Guymer found a better use for his Sony NEX-3 mirrorless camera – he made a digital back out of it for his Nikon FE SLR film camera – check his website for more info:

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DIY solution for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens tripod collar wiggle problem

A reader sent me this DIY solution for the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens tripod collar wiggle problem (this is for the old 300mm f/4 version that is still available for sale):

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Build your own Nikon F model with this nanoblock kit

The nanoblock Nikon F camera model that was on display at the new Nikon Museum is now available for sale in Japan:

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DIY solution for using Nikkor G lenses on Nikon film SLR cameras

A reader sent me this DIY solution for using modern Nikkor G lenses on manual Nikon film SLR cameras like the FE or FM2 (it solves the lack of aperture ring problem):

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DIY Nikon 1 hot shoe adapter

Robert build his own Nikon1 hot shoe adapter based on the Nikon AS-N1000 for a fraction of the price of a new V1-F1A: two wires are going from ground-ground at pin#8 (on the left) to the center pin of a regular hot shoe. Here are the detailed steps:

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Clever DIY rig for shooting aviation by Jim Winters from NikonMiami

Jim Winters from NikonMiami sent me few pictures of his clever invention that he calls TRIAXEZ: a shoulder mounted “triple axis” shooting system that also has built-in remote triggers and a 12V battery used as a counterweight and power source. The wheels  make the whole rig easy to transport. His first version had a lead diving weight and […]

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