Lives in United States Tualatin, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Has a website at www.almy.us
Joined on Sep 7, 2004
About me:

My wife has a D7000 with the 18-200 VR. I bought my (adult) daughter a D60
with the 18-55 VR and 55-200 VR, and my (adult) son has my old D70, 18-70,
a Sigma 10-20, and my old Sigma 70-300 APO.

Film - Used to shoot with Minolta SRT102 with three prime lenses and a
teleconverter (and had a garbage K-Mart telephoto zoom). 20 year old Pentax
P&S when weight was a concern.

Computer Gear -- All Apple: iMacs, MacBooks, Minis (including one server)

talmy's current gear

Nikon Coolpix P7100
Nikon D200
Nikon D810
When I need a pocketable camera. And I don't like to use my iPhone. This one does much better.
Converted to IR
Just bought. Seems like the first perfect camera I've owned.
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Fun lens. I use it more than my Tokina 12-24.
It was just wrong for the DX cameras, but is "just right" for the D810.
My everyday zoom.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Samyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC
Use only on IR converted D200. I've had this since it came with my D70 in 2004. Nice lens.
Wife's lens I borrow when I need a VR telephoto. Avoid 250-300 unless stopped down to f/11
Bought in Vivitar dress and saved $100. My copy is great, centered and no AF fine-tune necessary.
Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF
Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC
Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 (IF) DX
Going all prime with my D810. Needed AF fine tune for accurate focus.
Virtually no CA and sharper than my other lenses that cover 24mm. It's a winner even if I don't tilt or shift. It's a very manual lens but I take my time and shoot only landscapes which luckily move slowly.
It's pretty long in the tooth these days. I learned quickly that you don't really want an ultrawide for landscapes so it doesn't get as much use as I originally thought. I use it mainly for waterfalls where I can't back up. Luckily it also works over 18-24 for FX, so I won't be buying a WA FX zoom.
Apple Aperture
It's a shame its being dropped
Other gear:
  • Nikon 24mm f/2.8 AI The 12-24 Tokina is a smidge better in DX but worse in FX. This certainly wins for small size -- easy to pocket this lens.
  • Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 No VR! No focus motor. It's not the current version, but in tests it's sharper than the new one, and also more compact. Focus ring is very smooth.
  • Nikon Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4 AIS Nice macro lens and also works well as a compact telephoto.
  • Signma 50-500 original "Bigma" Heavy use. AF has failed so I have to manually focus. But I found that the autofocus would cause the camera to jiggle and was spoiling pictures. Not very sharp at 500 especially wide open.

talmy's previous gear

Sony Mavica FD-73
Nikon D70
Nikon D300S
Actually I had an FD-83, and used it for many years! It was a great camera for web posts and EBAY.
My first DSLR. Lots of dust problems. Luckily I never got the feared BGLOD.
After buying the D810, this camera became redundant.
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Other gear:
  • Minolta SRT-102 Great SLR I used for two decades. Even runs without batteries!