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

dave gaines' current gear

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Nikon D800E
Olympus E-330 / EVOLT E-330
Since 2005, used UW in Ikelite housing for 3 years
For underwater in Live View mode A in an Ikelite UW housing
Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
Other gear:
  • 8 Olympus HG and SHG lenses and Pan/Leica 25 mm f/1.4 8 mm FE, 7-14, 11-22, 14-54, 25/1.4, 50/2, 14-35/2, 35-100/2, 50-200, EC-1.4, EX-25
  • Nikon 105 mm f/2.8D micro

dave gaines' wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

dave gaines' previous gear

Olympus E-3
Olympus E-5