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Share common knowledge & exchanging experience with your views on photography. I know the original Free Trade Zone section may has some restriction imposed on its content (only Buy/Sell Stuffs), but as requests are pouring in to create another section for other subjects other than buy/disposal of equipments, so, as much as I can offer, I have used the template for other existing message boards to create another section for all of you to use. As this is a non-profitable section, so I didn't ask our programming staffs to creste a dedicated thread-like format. I am not sure if this has served its purpose but nevertheless, it is a channel for all of you to utilise to express other thoughts on photography-related issues. A few volunteers have been appointed to edit the content as it requires. You may make use of this convenience here to present your own views. Enjoy.

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1. From : Co-Maintainer (
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Date : 02:31 PM Saturday 08 October, 2005

In experimenting with a suggestion by Mr. Adrian Tung, I have tried to use a diiferent method (PHP) for the FTZ-Computers section ( The difference is, any postings will be subjected to approval to minimize junk postings. I know it can be a rather unpopular decision as it can be not very "NICE" for not seeing your input appears immediately on the message board.

But as computer related postings can be a different "animal" all together as what we seen from the Message Board (many have been deleted and part of the messages have been unrecoverable due to some mistakes made by me on migration from the database of the old msql-lite to php). It is a tedious, time wasteful process of removing unrelated messages on the FTZ on a daily basis but in order to keep the content CLEAN and SPECIFIC on photographic sales or enquiries, we have to spend plenty of effort daily.

Anyway, the FTZ for Computers has been existed for sometime - it was originally, meant for supporting local Mac users but it has turned out to be a mix for BOTH PCs and Macs now. It is a community section, I don't have the intention to make it very popular you can decide where it can go from here. The current FTZ WILL REMAIN as it is - i.e. Post without pre-sensorship until one day things getting a little too stressful for some of us. So, for those who frequently making unrelated messaging on the photography FTZ, please don't abuse the convenience of others. Thanks and may ALL have a good weekend (I do.... at my age, learning these php stuffs is taking too much out of me).

2. From : Alex Kim (
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Date : 12:54 AM Saturday 08 October, 2005

Would it be nice for FTZ to have a small picture to show item for sale in the future ? Something like Ebay...Thanks.

3. From : Thomson Wong (
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Date : 10:16 AM Friday 07 October, 2005

Curious: yah. IF they reveils, no business... anyway, first time on a forum, I kinda like MIR (so, far, only local website that has the internatonal recognition - great !). Has been hanging around in the FTZ for a few years (bought and traded some small accessories).

It is good to find another alternate forum for chit-chatting.. lastly, I have noticed the Canon EOS-1n site is still under construction, please hurry up a little, mr. leofoo. I visited the Nikon F4 and Nikon F5 sites, GREAT STUFFS ! but I am a, hopefully I can see another comparing high quality info reference site such as the Nikon - can't wait to see it going live. Thank You, Sir.

4. From : Curious (
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Date : 10:09 AM Friday 07 October, 2005

WHERE does repiar centre(s) sent their eletronic SLRs to (says a Canon A-1) for servicing ? Most cameras have no supoort by producers and where did they get parts from ? trade secret, I think.

5. From : WardsB (
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Date : 11:41 AM Thursday 06 October, 2005

I have just answered a similar question on another message board of yours (can't rememeber the model), so I would just copied the same answer here (earlier answer was related to an auto Nikon FG but basic theory is the same):-

<i>Manual focus Nikkor ultrawides are still very exepensive (If $$$ is not an issue, that is fine with me..). I would think a modern AF ultrawide-Zoom is more logical choice than fixed focal length Nikkor. But new Nikon's G-series lenses CANNOT be control using the aperture ring for older manual focus Nikons - the FG can operate this in in Programmed AE or may be in other mddes BUT the problem is, the G-series AF Nikor's aperture cannot be control (so, out you go (Stupid design). Anyway, third party labels like Sigma, Tokina, and Tamron has many options to be considered..."<i/>

By the way, great site.

6. From : Daniel (
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Date : 11:38 AM Thursday 06 October, 2005

Hello, Good day fellow local photographers. Gook to see a second forum for FTZ users (has been here almost daily since 2003) Can I ask a dump question ? what is the best toption for a wideangle (18mm or bigger, i.e i meant wider than 18mm) lens for my Nikon FM2n ? Price oand any offer ? Please use this forum to answer (my published mail is not working). Thanks.

7. From : Ridiculous (WTF@kindOfPriceIs.This)
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Date : 11:22 AM Thursday 06 October, 2005

Comment on FTZ recent Posting: Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 IF HSM for RM800 .. eh .. you okay ah? - Ridiculous

8. From : Hock Sang (Yap) (hock_sang_muarNOSPAM@hotmailcom)
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Date : 02:41 PM Wednesday 05 October, 2005

i don want to comment on the nikon/canon. but the second one is interesting, some said cameras is like computer (120 hz to 3 gz hz); but camera lasts - many old cameras like my nikon fm still works (bought in 1979), computers don't lah. i am using a f80 so, brother - that is scarry thought-man. don remind us lah. just let us enjoy what we have okay ? but now you have made me regret too because most of us takut blur images, so, i have never used predictive fosus (only single af) so, that makes perfect sense..i think. but it is a joke to get a f4 as backup as it should be the other way round..

9. From : Ah Lok (
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Date : 02:29 PM Wednesday 05 October, 2005

This ia a interesting thought (film camera) I picked up from a thread at the Nikon F4 meassage board ( .."...Yeap. Between the new & old: - New Nikon F65 package: £197.87. Used, recent posted clean, Nikon F4s on Ebay buy-it-now at USD 399-00 (another used conditioned F4s at only USD 275 !). conventional logical thinking will easily tell you - just take the F4s !! over time, a classic's value should retain with little hurt on the investment, the F65 may end up in junk sales yard & lucky to get back 1/4 of original value...the same goes for digital cameras whcih may suffer even WORST in depreciation of values .. ".. makes plenty of sense.

Mati lah .. What do you all think ?

10. From : Nikonian (
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Date : 01:19 PM Wednesday 05 October, 2005

It can sound very amusing.

Other than an excellent product specs, Canon's current success stories PARTLY comes from emulating Nikon's ways in the '60 by providing support to the pros first - it works like a miracle. So, some of the dilemma Nikon faces actually originates from headquarters.

So, should I say - Nikon has forgotten how they started,,,

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