Sunday, April 15, 2018

My love for Nikon and why I abandoned the system


We have a long, almost 20 years, relationship with Nikon. It was not very easy to write this article, and I find it semantic to post it on Friday 13th. Another coincidence is that it all happens on the 100th anniversary of Nikon.

After the marvelous F100 (1999), N80(F80) (2000), and FM3A (2001), my first digital camera from Nikon was Coolpix 4300. That little 4 mpx camera changed the way I was looking at Photography, when it was released in 2002. It was so small and convenient to bring everywhere that I found myself constantly taking pictures of everything,  experimenting new techniques, and… I didn’t have to develop film anymore.

Several years later I bought my first Digital SLR and since then I have owned many models, including D80, D200, D5000, D5500, D7000, D800, D800E, D750, D810, and D850. I also had the chance to use many other models, so my overall experience with Nikon cameras and lenses can be considered to be at least “advanced”.

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Out of Focus Repair Program for Sony 24-105mm F4 Lens


Together with the A7R III, Sony released a 24-105mm f/4 mid-range zoom lens. Months later, it is still on back-order, but the first issues with the lens has already been detected. According to Sony “in certain shooting conditions an out of focus issue may occur with some 24-105mm F4 Full-frame E-mount G (SEL24105G) lenses”.


On their support page Sony released a note describing the problem and giving you the option to check your lens serial number to see if your lens is affected by the issue or not.
Sony will repair all affected lenses FREE until March 31, 2020.

Symptoms:

These symptoms may occur under certain shooting conditions:
The lens may not focus when using autofocus with close aperture
The lens may be out of focus when changing the aperture after using manual focus

Check Whether or Not Your Lens is Affected:

This only applies to SEL24105G lenses with certain serial numbers.
The SEL24105G serial number is on the side of the lens near the base…”

sel24105g-serial

To see if your lens is affected, please visit Sony Support page.