dave gaines

dave gaines

Lives in United States Southern California, CA, United States
Works as a Structural Engineer
Joined on Nov 7, 2005
About me:

Photography is art when it makes us see something familiar in a new way, when it evokes emotion and when it is not only pleasing to the eye but strikingly vivid.
An Underwater photographer, I also capture topside nature, landscapes, scenics, wildflowers, historic architecture, ocean scenes, people, birds, bugs and other animals.
Nikon D800e
7 Nikon FX lenses
Olympus E-330
Olympus C-8080
Underwater Ikelite housings for the E-330
Ikelite DS-125 strobes
UW I always use a focus light on a swivel mount

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Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.8 vs. Nikon 35mm f/1.8(FX) Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 weeks ago
Olympus 4/3 format Panasonic/Leica D Summilux 25mm f/1.4 prime lens For Sale and Wanted 5 months ago
D810: What are my options for a remote wired or unwired shutter release? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Long macro lenses with aperture ring Nikon SLR Lens Talk 6 months ago
Autofocus System Design Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
13mm Nikon goes on eBay Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Why do so many people sell their Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 lenses after just a few tries? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Wide angle confusion Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
28-70/80 f/2.8 suggestions? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Longer lense dilemma, suggestions? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Used vs New Lenses Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Quick 24-70/2.8 Question Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
Polarizers on the 16-35 / other UWAs Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
What L-bracket for D810? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 10 months ago
Nikon 24-70 2.8 - no vr. Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
Schneider-Kreuznach announces 3 new lenses for Nikon and Canon Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
Nikkor 14-24 Fotodiox Wonderpana CPL Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
Needs wide lens for real estate for my D600, please help. Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
Nikon 17-35mm F2.8 Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
wifi adapter wu1b on d610 .... experience Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 10 months ago
Product Life of a Nikon lens Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
So, why is the 58mm f/1.4 so expensive? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 10 months ago
Is Hoya's MC UV as good optically as HelioPan? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
bachelorette party Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
300/2.8 Monopod head for football? Blackrapid instead? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Nikon D810: Protect the lenses Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago
Nikon wide angle dilemmas… 14-24, 18-35 and filters Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Whale-Sized Nikon F/2.8 Fisheye Lens Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Back from Myrtle Beach vacation Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago
85mm 1.8 G Availability? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Yet another help me choose my next lens (for hiking in woods) post Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Nikon 200/4 macro discontinued. Finally? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Nikon Trinity Reboot Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Cedar Waxwings with the 300mm f4 af-s Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Cheap but good AF portrait lens? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Nikon 16mm fisheye Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
lens choice for bachelorette party Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago
Can you do long exposure noise reduction, afterwards, if you do not do it in-camera? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago
What next lens to buy with nikon D 800 Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
What's the best prime for a Nikon D600 for best image quality? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Fast but limited zoom (35-70mm f/2) technically possible? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Is there a way to hunt down lost/stolen lenses? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Which fast telephoto zoom for my dad to use with D810? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
70-200mm f/2.8 VR1 or f/4 Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Is the Nikon 16-35mm N zoom a good choice for use with the D800e/D810? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago
Lense(s) for taking pictures of night sky Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Camera Plates: Allen Wrenches vs. Philips w/Flathead Slot (Kirk? RRS? Etc?) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 11 months ago
Tripod Foot question - New to me 70-200 VR Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Buying lenses from KEH Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago
Nikon 85mm 1.8 vs Nikon 70-200 2.8 and Sigma 150mm 2.8? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 11 months ago