I started photography with my father’s Argus C3 in high school (manual everything, did not even have built in light meter). During college bought a Mamiya Sekor 500 TL SLR with 50mm f1.8 lens, and later purchased a 35mm and 200mm lens. Also, while attending college in Fresno, CA, I got the opportunity to go on a Photography club field trip to Yosemite and meet Ansel Adams, what a thrill that was!

Many years later got back into serious photography with a Nikon F60 with Tamron 28-200mm lens, followed by an F100. Along the way, I acquired the Nikon 50mm F1.8, Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8, Tokina 24-200mm, and Nikon 80-200 f2.8 lenses.

Later I obtained a Nikon D70 with 18-70 mm kit lens for my first foray into Digital. Then I purchased a Tamron 200-400mm lens. I then upgraded to a D200 with Nikon 18-200mm kit lens. I passed on the D300, thinking it was not enough of a step up to justify replacing my D200 and I waited and waited for a suitable D200 replacement. While waiting I purchased a Tokina 12-24mm f4 lens and a Sigma 150-600mm lens with dock. Finally, giving up on a real D200 replacement, I purchased a D7200 (just before the D500 was announced, but I am not unhappy I got the D7200 as it is a very impressive camera and suits my needs just fine). My latest purchase was a Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro lens.

I currently have a two kit setup, my Walkaround kit and my Serious kit. The Walkaround kit consists of my D7200 with Nikon 18-200mm and Tokina 12-24mm plus a small bag, extra batteries and SD cards. My Serious kit is the D7200 with Tokina 12-24mm, Tokina 28-70mm, Nikon 80-200mm, Tokina 100mm Macro, SB800 flash, and larger bag. In addition, with either kit I carry the Sigma 150-600mm and a mono pod as needed.

Mar 22, 1946 (Age: 78)
https://[email protected]
Poway, CA
Retired Cruise Missile Engineer


Brent: Poway, CA
D7200, D200, F100, N60 Nikon Cameras
Tokina 12-24mm f4.0, Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6, Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3
Nikon 50 AF f1.8, Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro. Nikon SB800 Flash, Many Small to Large Camera Bags
Giotto MT8180 Heavy Duty Tripod, Vivitar Medium Duty Tripod, Manfrotto 728B Digital Travel Tripod, Manfrotto 3016 Mono_pod 1.4, Teleplus Pro 300 & 1.7 Pro-master Spectrum 7 teleconverters



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