englishfil

englishfil

Lives in United Kingdom Berkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Consultant and specialist photographer
Joined on Apr 18, 2012

englishfil's current gear

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3
Nikon D200
Nikon D7000
Too light and crap ergonomics - so now lives in EXPENSIVE underwater housing
First DSLR and rather good - up to ISO 640 that is. On loan to my daughter .
Company camera converted to full spectrum capture by Spencer's. Handy for when equipment is at high risk (less insurance impact than D800) and coupled to 20 mm 2.8 makes good 'poor man's' Leica M.
Nikon D800
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
I have two of these, one is a company model converted to full spectrum so effectively a D800E.
The one Nikon should have made - and its very good, if a little slow to auto focus
Company lens for full spectrum panoramic captures - custom lens hood/filter adapter. Not fantastic wide open - better on DX cameras.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Equivalent of £69 working in USA a few years ago - absolute bargain for Nikon's best kept secret
My first Nikon SLR lens!! May be selling since the advent of AFS 80-400
Excellent travel companion for D200 and D7000. Rating based on use AS A TRAVEL LENS and assumed corrections in DXO Optics Pro. Nikon has better all rounders now.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Rounds off (sic) the low end and 77 mm filter compatible
Bought as a present for my D800.
Company lens but currently for my exclusive use. Wow! Added RRS Collar and foot
Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
Bought at bargain price for wide coverage on D7000/D200 - not bad, but not a Nikkor
Other gear:
  • DNP DS-80 Fotolusio Call yourselves photographers - this is a REAL photo printer
  • Lomography New Petzval 85 mm f/2.2
  • MC MTO-11CA 1000mm f/10 Maksutov Low cost and thus surprisingly good alternative to Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm f/11

englishfil's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Fujifilm X100T
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM
Zeiss Otus 1.4/55
Added Sep 11, 2014
Added Dec 29, 2013
Past experience of Sigma VERY bad, but willing to give this one a try based on the favourable views of others. Nikon, can you smell roasted Arabica?
Added Nov 12, 2013
Was going to be Nikon 58 1.4 but real world samples suck for its high (by Nikon standards) price. So this is a reluctant second choice because a) I will need some hefty contract cover to justify it b) not Nikon AFS - and AF is useful on many occasions.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
Added Mar 30, 2013
Definitely on the list.
Other gear:
  • Nikon TC 800-1.25e For above

englishfil's previous gear

Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF
Not bad for a kit lens but not a lens to aspire to own
Optically quite good - much too much plastic to really love
Other gear:
  • Canon A1 Back in my 'Brand C' days
  • Nikon F5 My first Nikon SLR - I preferred the handling to Canon EOS