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AlexBakerPhotoz

AlexBakerPhotoz

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Retired IT Director
Has a website at http://alexbakerphotoz.com
Joined on May 29, 2009

AlexBakerPhotoz's current gear

Nikon Coolpix AW100
Nikon D600
Nikon D800E
I'm a fly fisherman and SCUBA/snorkler so I always need something small and waterproof, I got this to the replace the Olympus Syylus 1039 SW I had for a few years that eventually became MUCH less waterproof and was not very sharp.
Great camera for the price. The D600 was a game changer that pulled a lot of APS-C folks to FF. It's virtually the same body ergonomically as the D7000/7100/7200. Now it's the backup to mt D800E and it's been excellent once the famous oil spots issue was fixed with the replacement of the shutter mechanism.
The very best until the D810 which has a few nice new features but essentially the same IQ as the D800E.
Sony Alpha a6000
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Wonderful pocket camera. I had a Nex-6 before this and really liked it. This is a step up on the sensor resolution and I got the nice Sigma 19mm and excellent 60mm Art lenses to complement the handy collapsing Sony 16-50 kit lens. I get tired of luffing those heavy FF bodies and lenses and this is joy to have in my coat pocket.
The classic standard
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical
Really loving this lens. Totally glad I got it over the f/2.8 to save size and weight, since it's very much a field and travel lens for me. Very sharp on the D600!
Awesome IQ!
great buy, amazingly sharp!
Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN | A
Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN | A
Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)
Epson Stylus Photo R2880
My newest addition. Love it. Great IQ and handling. A bit heavy but top lenses in this range all are and the Vibration Control sets this one apart.
Light, very portable, very good IQ, a real bargain. This lens is often overlooked, but I love it.
Great B&W prints and color too. But really special with B&W.
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
with Portrait Professional64, Topaz B&W Effects and Topaz DeNoise Plug-Ins.
Other gear:
  • Dell Studio XPS 64 bit dual core processor, 8GB RAM, 2.5TB storage and 21" monitor
  • Epson V500 Photo Scanner Excellent for the price for film and print scanning.
  • Gateway 17" laptop with 4GB RAM & 300GB HD
  • Monopod with Vanguard Ball Head I got the same ball head that my tripod has so I can use the same plates
  • Nikon SB-600 Flash
  • NissinMark II Di622 Flash
  • Vanguard Alta 264AB Tripod I love this tripod, perfect medium size, nice ball head. Perfect for travel.

AlexBakerPhotoz's wish list

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Nikon D810
Pentax 645Z

AlexBakerPhotoz's previous gear

Nikon D80
Nikon D7000
Sony Alpha NEX-6
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR
Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 (IF) DX
Sharp and fast, I sold it moving to FX. Great lens though.
For the usual Micro/Marco stuff plus portraiture. Good sharp lens.
Good and sharp, I loved this lens a lot for landscapes and tight places, but traded to it's big brogher the FX 16-28mm when I got my D600
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX
Very good but big heavy lens but I eventually traded it for a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 manual focus which is just astonishing sharp and way smaller and lighter to carry.
Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 5 with Anthropics Portrait Professional, Topaz Black and White Effects and DeNoise 5 plug-ins
  • Bronica S 2 1/4" medium format, not the best camera in the field for sure, but good Nikkor lenses. I have 75mm and 150mm lenses, an eye level prism and assorted stuff for it. All antiques now
  • Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 macro
  • Nikkormat EL One of the great cameras ever - the first electronic shutter. I beat it up for over 30 years and it still works.
  • Rolliflex Twin Lens My first 2 1/4" , i traded it for the Bronica umpteen years ago. I should have kept it.