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#257094 Nikon Z cameras is able to use many brands of lenses!

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 18 October 2018 - 08:38 AM

I just knew this was going to happen!
Mount on your Z camera lenses from the following companies: Leica, Pentax Rollei, Minolta, Contax/Yashica, Canon, Olympus, Mamiya, Exakta, Kipon Ikarex.
If you have lenses you want to use, the Z is going to be able to use them. This is why the new Z-mount is so game changing. Mirrorless is maaavelous!



#256669 Welcome to Nikon's newest Mount/Mirrorless forum

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 30 September 2018 - 12:39 PM

My Nikon Z7 arrives on Monday October 1st. I will be writing a new book series based on the Z mount cameras. First, I'll write Mastering the Nikon Z7 and then Mastering the Nikon Z6. Both books will be out in the springtime.


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#255532 Quick! Berger-Bros has a Nikon D850 body in stock!

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 25 July 2018 - 09:57 AM

Our official dealer, Berger-Bros.com, just contacted me to let me know they have one Nikon D850 body in stock today, and that more are coming soon. Price $3299.99 with a free extra Nikon EN-EL15a battery ($69.95 value) and free shipping. These cameras are out of stock everywhere so move quickly! Please contact Brad Berger at 516-816-4921 and identify yourself as a friend of author Darrell Young.

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#255007 Lens Deal from our Official Dealer

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 12 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

I was just contacted by our official dealer, Brad Berger of Berger-Bros.com. He has two AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED super-telephoto lenses (SKU 2146), in perfect condition, with original boxes, cases, and manuals. He is offering them to our group at $2259.99 for each of them.

This is an excellent price for this lens! If you've wanted one, call Brad at 516-816-4921 and tell him you are a PlanetNikon member. These lenses won't stay around long this price.
Here is a link to Nikon's site for lens information:


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#218858 Mastering the Nikon D500 is on the way!

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 29 March 2016 - 10:28 AM

My publisher, Rocky Nook, just added a webpage that will notify you when my upcoming book, Mastering the Nikon D500, becomes available.


Rocky Nook will offer discounts for PlanetNikon members when the book becomes available. This webpage helps them to see how much interest there is in the book and helps them decide how many books to print on the initial print run. Will you help me by signing up for information on the book, please. Here is a link:



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#199853 WWII Allied Forces Aviation Monument

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 14 August 2015 - 03:47 PM

Thank you, Jim, for leaping to the assistance of our members and unlocking this thread. You are so fast, I couldn't get here in time.  :P

#183314 Me again.

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 01 December 2014 - 10:59 AM

Glad to see you Corvus!

#175768 Who Are You?

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 05 September 2014 - 09:29 PM

I am Digital Darrell, the high priest of digital deliverance. Oh wait, I just bought a Nikon FM. Never mind.


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#174975 Hello from Toronto, Canada!

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 03 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

Welcome to the Planet, from the Knoxville, Tennessee, USA area, Michael.

#168680 Test Post with Cool D800 Shot

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 03 July 2014 - 03:29 PM

This is a test post to see if the problems we have been experiencing are solved.  This is from a D800. Imagine having resolution like this to play with!





#167173 Rebuilding the Forum's Database

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 18 June 2014 - 11:01 AM



I am in the process of rebuilding the various parts of the PlanetNikon database, all while the system is live. Therefore, you will notice hesitations and slowness. This will take all day, so please be patient. Thank you!

#161096 Nikon 24-85mm lens

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 04 May 2014 - 07:30 PM

I have the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens. in fact, I have two of them. They are amazingly sharp and work great for weddings, events, sports, and landscapes. I have shot all of those types of photography with the 24-85mm. I also have an AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED lens and it stays on my Nikon D800 unless I want to cut down on weight, at which time I switch to the 24-85mm.


The 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 is my second favorite lens just behind my 24-70mm f/2.8.

#160982 Hello from Athens Alabama

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 03 May 2014 - 10:59 PM

Clint is a moderator on my Nikon Digital Camera & Photo Enthusiasts (NDCPE) group. He does an excellent job there moderating the 10,000 members. Welcome to the hallowed halls of PlanetNikon, Clint. 

#160857 Hello- Jesus Saenz in LA

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 03 May 2014 - 01:29 PM

Jesus is an amazing photographer. I know him from NDCPE. He shoots portraits of beautiful people.  


Jesus, the terms of use here on PlanetNikon are similar to NDCPE as to family-oriented image content, however, the EXIF info and such is optional (though desirable if you have time). 


Glad you've joined us!

#160673 Nikon Coolpix A

Posted by DigitalDarrell on 02 May 2014 - 09:35 AM

It is truly a wonderful, pocketable camera. Its only real weakness is the non-interchangeable lens. However, by having a fixed lens, it is optimized to be a perfect match for the sensor, leading to extremely high quality images.