Lives in United Kingdom Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Has a website at johnnierogersphotography.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2004
About me:

Fujifilm XPro1 plus XF 18mm f2
Fujifilm XF 60mm f2.4 R Macro
Samyang 8mm f2.8 Mk11
Fujifilm X100
Fujifilm XF1
Schneider Kreuznach Xenar Wide Angle Lens 0.7
Sigma DP1
Sigma SD14 plus Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5 DC and R72 for Infra red
Nikon J1 plus 10-30 and 30-110
Nikon V1 plus 18.5
Nikon D7100+MB-D15
Nikon D610+Pixel Grip
Nikon D2x
Nikon D200+MB-D200

Nikkor 24mm f2.8 AI
Nikkor 35mm f2.8 AI (Great lens, much underrated)
Nikkor Micro 55mm f2.8 AIS
Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro
Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6
Pentax 50mm f1.8 with adaptor for Sigma SD14
Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 AF-S
Nikkor 55-200 f4-5.6 VR AF-S
Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 AF-S VR
Nikon 1 70-300 CX VR
Nikkor 300mm f4 AF-S
Nikkor 500mm f4/P
Nikon TC20EIII
Nikon TC16-A
Kenko 1.4 Pro300 DG TC
Kenko Extension tubes
Nikon 1 FOTGA extension tubes
Canon 500D Close-up lens
Sigma Achromatic Macro Lens
Nikon FT1
Kiron MC7 2x TC
Nikon Speedlight SB22s
Nikon SB600
Sigma EM140 Ringflash
Slik Gazelle (Great lightweight tripod for travel,if you can find one!)
Slik Pro700DX plus Manfrotto 393 Gimbal head (Very heavy but sturdy tripod)
Manfrotto 055CXPRO3/410 geared head plus Triopo Gimbal head
Manfrotto 679B Monopod
Velbon Ultra Stick L50 Monopod (Best value ultra light monopod)

JLR9's recent activity

  • Submitted a challenge entry Bluebell
    Placed 3rd in the challenge.
  • I have an XPRO1 and X100 so was looking for a quality small travel zoom compact and the XF1 fitted the bill. Last week on a trip to Snowdonia the XF1 started behaving erratically, sometimes it ...
  • Fully agree with Sonyshine, I love the system and won't be getting rid of my V1 anytime soon. Broad Bodied Chaser Common Blue Autumn Walk Banded Demoiselle Azure Damselflies Johnnie
  • It does indeed screw in using this; from http://srb-photographic.co.uk/angled-shutter-bracket-with-cable-8902-p.asp Johnnie
  • It would help if I posted a pic, doh!! Nikon J1, Nikkor 70-200 f2.8
  • You mean like this? Works fine, just don't pull it out around lots of people! ;-) Johnnie
  • No strap, just a Fotodiox Pro Grip and shorter metal (77mm dia) lens hood to allow it fit into a small Billingham bag. Johnnie
  • Thanks for the comments everybody, the 70-300 is a versatile beast, from close-up with my tubes to full telephoto, my full frame and APS gear is languishing in bags! Here are a couple from both ...
  • Created discussion thread V1 and 70-300 does landscape
    Hi all, I was out with my V1/70-300 combo when I noticed the light on an autumnal scene. Not having another lens with me I stitched 5 vertical images on one and 7 images on the other. I added a ...
  • Thanks Roberto! No idea, Metalmans answer is as good as any!:-) I should have added 16mm FOTGA Extension tube for those who haven't heard of them. Johnnie
  • Nicely done Sonyshine, great to see others using the 70-300cx to great effect. I particularly like the Emerald on Gorse. Is the AF on the J5 any better/quicker than the V1? As soon as light goes ...
  • Hi Tom, I only ever use my V1 in good light for insects and even then I occasionally use a Speedlight. I also use a D610 and D7100, different beasts and with less depth of field I can't get as much ...
  • Thanks Metalman! I think it is easy to get swept along with all the excitement of a new model and  then the accompanying GAS syndrome kicks in. I am so glad I didn't upgrade to the V2 then V3, I ...
  • Created discussion thread V1 over my D7100 for Dragonflies
    Hi all, I recently went out with a friend taking shots with my D7100, 70-200 f2.8 and extension tube with gimbal and monopod. What a weight! The shots were ok but I wasn't as pleased as I was with ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Bullet 500
    Placed 6th in the challenge.
  • Thanks Tord, I must stop taking these shots as my club members are beginning to think that's all I do! John:-)
  • Noooooo! I use the diffuser from 1-3ft and take it off further out. I used a flash extender once on my SB600, a monster of a snoot and when the flash went off all birds took off! Never used it since! ...
  • Commented on photo African Daisy in the Daisy, Daisy.... challenge

    Thanks Ruth and Pen!
    this is a favourite of mine and one I haven't been able to replicate since I took it. I believe it is down to the way Sigma sensors render colour. It was taken as the sun was...

  • The trouble with being old is that you probably have an old dictionary or remember what you were taught. Words move apace and dictionaries are constantly revised. Bob, I am sorry to inform you that ...
  • Thanks all! I was surprised how easy it was to stitch the images without seeing a join or difference in tonality, with little if any distortion and great metering it was simple, certainly easier ...
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