Nikon Df with Nikkor 105mm f/1.4

3 day rent starting this Friday.

Will definitely be using / trying the 105mm on my Nikon D700 and also my Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G, 24-70mm and 70-200mm on the Nikon Df. Will only have these for the weekend so not a hole lotta time to use all the different combinations but will definitely try to make the most. Will see.

– manzoor


Nikon D5 with Nikkor 200-400mm f/4

Not final but am seriously considering for the next week.

It’ll be fun to try the 200-400mm on my D700 but even more fun will be to try my different lenses on the D5.

– manzoor

X1D has Arrived

I was thrilled that it came – a day early. I rented it from and to maximize I requested the equipment to arrive Friday. But LensRentals had actually shipped it a day early just so that it would definitely make it to me on time.

Thank you LensRentals.

The equipment was shipped via FedEx and since I was not sure I was going to be home to receive it, I requested it to be held at a local Kinkos / FedEx office and was able to pick it up within minutes of it arriving.

Unfortunately for me, I had not realized that I would be needing a much, much faster storage media. Right off the bat the two 16Gb card I had planned on using did not work. I rushed and got what I considered a very fast card (SONY 64Gb UHS-1 SDXC) but that too was not fast enough. Even though I was able to shoot with it, it was taking too long to be useful. I went out a second time to find something faster and finally after 5 whole hours of having gotten the equipment in my hand I was able to shoot. Then came the challenge of being able to “manually set” and view that my settings stuck.

Next I had the challenge of copying the few images I had taken to my computer and then have them uploaded.

I am happy that I feel I have got the whole workflow, for the most part, down and am now ready to shoot.

– manzoor

Nikon Df

Nikkor 35mm f/2 Manual.


Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G

Nikkor 105mm f/1.4
Flowers and Bokeh

Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR.
Bus Stop.

Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8.
Hot Sauce.

Bookshelf – Low Light.
Book Shelf

Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR.
Bus Stop.

Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G VR
Nikon Df with Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G VR

– manzoor