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    will my lenses fit? please help

    They will fit (mount) ... BUT ... you will have no metering, and you will be restricted to manual exposure mode only. Workable, but not very convenient. Again, it will fit (mount) ... BUT ... it will be next to useless on the FG. It has no aperture ring so you can't control the aperture, and...
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    Canon versus Sigma

    It is highly unlikely that Canon outsources any lenses to Sigma. If they did, Sigma would not need to reverse engineer the EF mount CPU protocol - they would have it direct from Canon. That doesn't mean Canon doesn't outsource, but Sigma is a very unlikely candidate for that third party build.
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    Canon versus Sigma

    Actually yes. Why don't you give Sigma a call and ask them to re-chip a AF 400/5.6 APO for you - I'll bet the answer will be "Sorry, but ..." I did not say ANYTHING about the quality of Sigma lenses, optical or build wise. Older Sigma lens incompatibility with Canon bodies is a well known...
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    Canon versus Sigma

    The Canon EF lens you buy today *will* work on the next new camera body you buy 5 - 10 years from now. The Sigma might ... or it might not. You may be able to get Sigma to rechip the lens to work ... or you might not. Sigma is "affectionately" known as SIGnificant MAlfunction by some. You...
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    lens compatability

    Yes it will work just fine. No autofocus and no 3D matrix metering (standard matrix metering will work). Otherwise all other exposure and metering modes work just as with any autofocus lens.
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    Nikon FG

    Sounds like a mechanical jam in the film advance mechanism this time. Won't be batteries because if it was you could still operate the camera on M90 which uses no battery power. The FG also doesn't care if you go past frame 38 or higher on the counter as the counter simply stops advancing as you...
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    Nikon FG

    This page will be very useful to you: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/emfgfg20/fg/index.htm All you need to know about the FG. Enjoy, Mike
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    Nikon FG

    The "mirror stuck up" is the classic sign of dead/weak batteries in the Nikon FG. Since you have replaced the batteries (and presumably in the correct orientation) you should be able to trip the shutter and get the mirror to return to the rest position by setting the shutter speed dial to the...
  9. M

    Chaning of Lens

    It's no different than taking your lens cap off (during which time light comes into the mirror box). So relax, and change your lenses at will.
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    Foam!

    They are generic (not specific to a single camera) with LOTS of material of different thicknesses and densities. If you do a search for his auctions they have a photo of all the materials in the kits.
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    Foam!

    Do a search on eBay for seller ID "interslice" (Jon Goodman). Get the $6.00 kit, which he ships free within the USA. High quality materials, a "Camera Seal Repair for Dummies" instruction sheet (okay - he doesn't call it that, but you get the idea), and a "tool" for removing the old seals. Has...
  12. M

    Death of film?

    B&W *papers*, not film.
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    So now my film is at Kodak on the other side of the country?

    With Kodachrome (K-14), the color dyes are ADDED during the K-14 development process. With E-6 films (slides) the color dyes are already present in the film before processing. So I suppose Kodachrome is essentially a B&W slide film prior to the color dyes being added in the latter stages of the...
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    So now my film is at Kodak on the other side of the country?

    If it was Kodachrome, it has to be either K64 or K200 (never was a K400), and it would be in Kansas (at Dwayne's Photo) as that is now the ONLY lab in the USA that can develop Kodachrome (K-14 process). Kodachrome Films...
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    Where do you buy your photo envelopes?

    Scotch brand Photo/Document Mailer (9x11.5"), $0.77CAD each at my local Walmart (Nova Scotia) when purchased individually. I haven't looked but expect my local Staples outlet carries the same thing in multi-packs...
  16. M

    Difference Between 28-300 and 300MM?

    You might find this helpful (there is a section on lenses): http://www.photo.net/learn/ Michael
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    Anybody know anything about the Nikkor

    It has been discontinued for several years, having been replaced by the AF-S 17~35mm f/2.8. You can read Bjørn Rørslett's review of this lens here: http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_zoom_01.html#AF20-35DIF Michael
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    Seriously thinking Nikon digital but...

    You don't need to spend thousands for a nice "G" lens. Some of the current consumer "G" zoom are very nicely made. The recent AF-S 24-85G is as nicely built (or better) as any of the earlier zooms like the 28~105D et al. I haven't personally seen the new AF-S 24~120G (about $500), but I would...
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    Seriously thinking Nikon digital but...

    See here: http://www.nikonians.org/html/resources/nikon_articles/other/compatibility.html#type And yes, ANY autofocus Nikon lens will meter with a D70, and work in ALL exposure modes. Mike
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    Seriously thinking Nikon digital but...

    While that was initially true (and is still certainly true for the cheap 28~80 kit zooms), that is no longer the case. Of late, all newly released Nikkors, including pro zooms costing thousands, have been "G" lenses.
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