14mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 1/4000
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 14mm

Hello There

A little blurb about me

My Happy Face

I AM a Nikon shooter... obviously...

I'm from Chicago and still reside here. I don't really have time to travel much or go to many public events which makes you wonder why I even have all this gear to begin with but I like being able to capture moments and share them. Or... you know, bored.

What I share here is what I'd consider "gems" in the otherwise mud butt sludge that digital and a large image buffer allows me to create. I'm not claiming these are good but I'm okay with displaying them to the public and maybe it's your vibe or mood? kink...?

If you...

  • want to know what gear I use/have used, see here
  • randomly met me and I took your photo... that was awkward. Look here
  • want to hire me... not interested. Trying to keep this a stress free albeit expensive hobby but you can try and convince me otherwise here
  • want to license aka PAY ME to use a photo or make a print. Umm cool, I just need to figure a way to let you do that...

The Gear

Former Savings Account

"What do you shoot with?"

Current line up

  • Nikon D5 20MP FX DSLR
  • Nikon D4 16MP FX DSLR
  • Nikon D750 24MP FX DSLR w/ MB-D16 Power Grip
  • Nikon Z fc 20MP DX MLC
  • Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4 Z
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G
  • Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Nikon AF-S VR PF Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E
  • Nikon Z 16-50mm DX f/3.5-6.3
  • Nikon Nikkor AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D
  • Tokina 100mm AT-X PRO MACRO
  • Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8D AS IF UMC
  • Nikon TC-14EII 1.4x
  • Nikon SB-700 Speedlight
  • Nikon SB-600 Speedlight

Why the Z fc?

I know a lot of people are scratching their heads about the Z fc but as a former owner of a Df I was already hovering the BUY NOW button when it was announced. That classic Nikon film body style looks too damn good and the ability to purposefully set dials cannot be replicated by modern command wheels. Basically I get to be a film camera snob without having to actually shoot/develop pesky film. The more practical reason is I wanted to upgrade from a Panasonic Lumix G7 I had been using for streaming and light video work. Yes, the fc is a cropped sensor but it's still bigger than the G7's micro 4/3rd sensor. It has better auto-focus, the latest features and I can even use my current lenses via the FTZ adapter without compromise. It also means I can dip my toe into Nikon's mirrorless offerings while I wait for it to fully mature.

I've touched these before!

  • Nikon D60 10.2MP DX DSLR - 2096907
  • Nikon D90 12MP DX DSLR - 3266615
  • Nikon MB-D80 Power Grip - 2187958
  • Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX DSLR - 3003845
  • Nikon MB-D11 Power Grip - 2014928
  • Nikon D80 10.2MP DX DSLR - 3204446
  • Nikon D70 6.1MP DX DSLR - 3502670
  • Nikon D3 12.2MP FX DSLR - 2005283 & 2011199
  • Nikon Df 16.2MP FX DSLR - 3001133
  • Nikon Coolpix P7000 12.2MP Advance Point & Shoot - 30136494
  • Nikon Coolpix P7700 12.2MP Advance Point & Shoot - 30002046
  • Nikon FG SLR - 8539533
  • Nikon TC-14E Teleconvertor - 212172
  • Nikon SB-600 Speedlight - 2929782
  • Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G N - 6037125 & 227704
  • Nikon Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 MACRO - 2020513
  • Nikon Medical-Nikkor 200mm f/5.6 - 126030
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D - 249955
  • Nikon AF-S VR DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-6G - 12295763
  • Nikon AF-S VR DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.5-6G - 719707
  • Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G - 2735837 & 2619587
  • Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G - 420014
  • Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX - 6049349 & 6116686
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D - 249955
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G - 235249
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D - 689678 & 2915394
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D - 6237138
  • Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS - 4116235 & ??????
  • Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS - 4135253
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G - 406228
  • Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E - US6029772
  • Nikon AF-S VR Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G - 467761
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D - 314806
  • Tokina ATX840 AT-X AF 80-400 SD f/4.5-6D - 7602404
  • Tokina ATX650 AT-X PRO AF 16-50 SD f/2.8D - 7716694
  • Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8AE AS IF UMC
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D - 262703 & 224964
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G N - 605463
  • Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G SE - 204378

It would have been nice to keep it all but like most hobbyist I ended up selling things off to fund upgrades or because I wasn't using it enough. Added their serial numbers in case you want to check if you own it now. Items in bold mean I bought it NEW instead of used from eBay, KEH or FM.

This you?

Sometimes I'll be walking around and someone will ask me to take a photo either with their phone or camera. If I'm feeling up to it, I'll offer to take it with my gear. I'll either email it to them or put it here.

Let's Talk

Again, I'm not really interested in doing hired work so my answer is probably going to be NO. You can still use the form below to ask or tell me something.