I have been interested in photography since I was a child and watched my grandfather take photographs at every family gathering or event with a Kodak Jr, made in ~1920 (which I now own). My first real camera was a Nikkormat EL, which accompanied me on many wilderness trips and introduced me to the art. My oldest son used this same camera for 3 college photography classes, but it is now semi-retired....


My interest in photography was reinvigorated with the advent of digital. I started, as my grandparents did, with a Kodak...the DC 3400 (2mp), followed by a Sony DSC S-85 (4mp). I soon realized that I missed the flexibility of an SLR, and I returned to Nikon, purchasing a D100. I have since added a D200, a Panasonic DMC-LX3, a Nikon Coolpix AW-100, several Apple iPhones, and a Nikon D4 to my camera collection.


Lenses used primarily with the D100, D200 and D4:


Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G AF-S

Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G AF-S

Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom

Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom

Nikkor 35-105 f/3.5-4.5 AF Macro-zoom

Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom

Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S VRII Zoom

Nikkor 200mm f/4 ED-IF AF Micro

Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AF-D Micro

Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro

Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED IF AF-S D

Nikkor TC-14E II 1.4X Teleconverter

Nikkor TC-17E II 1.7X Teleconverter

Nikon SB-800 flash

MC-36 Remote Cable Release

Nikon SB-800 flash

Manfrotto 681B Monopod

Several Bogen/Manfrotto tripod set-ups


Lenses used primarily with the Nikkormat EL:


Nikkor 50 f/1.4 AI

Nikkor 55mm P.C f/3.5 micro (AI'ed by Nikon)

Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 (AI'ed by Nikon)

Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 H-series (AI'ed by Nikon)

Nikkor 43-86mm f/3.5 Zoom-Nikkor C Auto


My youngest son has caught the photography bug....after shooting my D100 and 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR zoom, as well as his own 50mm f/1.8 AF-D and a 70-300 AF-D zoom, for awhile, he has purchased his own Nikon D7000 and a 24mm f/1.4G lens. His older brother is now also shooting a D7000, a gift from his mom for his college graduation.


I am simply an amateur who enjoys experimenting with the art!

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  • JoinedJune 2006
  • OccupationWildlife biologist (retired...if biologists ever do truly retire)
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