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Old January 15th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has ever received a reply to e-mails sent?

I have sent several e-mails to MTF via their website and have yet to receive, other than their automated response, a reply to a single one.

My latest was a request for information in re the proposed shipping date for their new NIkon to F3 adapter. Although the camera delivery is still up in the air, I paid in advance for the adapter that, according to their website, was to be shipped in January. Of course, it is still January, but they have my money and I, at the very least, feel that I am due a response to my communication.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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I ordered an adapter on December 20 and received an email from Mike Tapa saying that it would be shipped "around mid January". At this point, I'm not too concerned, because I don't know when I'll get the camera.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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I would not worry. MTF has a very good customer service and delivery track record and I am sure they are very, very busy making adaptors for the Sony F3 and Panasonic AF100.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 05:52 PM   #4
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Hi,
I just received an explanatory e-mail from Mike Tapa.

Thank you all for your responses.
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Old January 15th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #5
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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:35 AM   #6
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Hi Andy,

A question about the 1.5x magnification introduced by the adapter. Is this an actual magnification or a reduction in the field of view which is on the F3, as I understand, about .7 (or about 1.4 when you do the math the other way around) from a full frame DSLR sensor?
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #7
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It's about a 1.4x reduction in the FoV compared to full frame 35mm stills camera. The focal length is not changed, AFAIK there is no glass in the adapter.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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Yes it is a reduction in FOV only, a bit confusing for sure because that is only when compared to using the lens on a full frame sensor camera. A 50mm Ultra Prime on this camera would have the same FOV as a 50mm Nikon Prime. A lens is a lens is a lens. You can compare the F3 to various sensor types here - AbelCineTech - Field of View Calculator - I just changed the picture and added the F3 the other day.

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Old January 18th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #9
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I emailed MTF to see if I'd have my Nikon adapter by the 27th, when I'll be testing an F3. Mike Tapa responded, "The Nikon adaptor is being made right now and we should start shipping in the next week to 10 days. Sorry for the delay."
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Old February 8th, 2011, 11:41 AM   #10
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Mike Tapa informed me that my Nikon to F3 adapter shipped today - February 8th.

He expects I'll receive it in the next few days.

Not sure if this means all preorders have shipped - or in order even - but my preorder was placed on December 22nd if that helps.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #11
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Mine was shipped on the 8th, too. Ordered it on 12/21/10.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #12
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Ditto. Mine shipped to Australia on the 8th. Royal Mail - hope it's quiker than I've heard.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #13
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Mine was shipped on the 7:th to Sweden. Tracking says "in transit".
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Old February 10th, 2011, 01:54 AM   #14
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Slightly OT but I can imagine that the readers of this thread might be interested.
I just had my Nikons "declicked" by an authorized Nikon service center. I payed 180 euros to have the clicks removed from the aperture of six AI and AI-S lenses. He also gave them a look over and cleaned them. The aperture is really nice and smooth. Almost PL-feel!!
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Old February 10th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #15
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I tried to order the adapter but I couldn't find it on MTF website. Can someone please point me in the right direction.

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