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 & D850
15 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

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3rd time I started this post. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 4 days ago
Sigma ART lenses. Nikon SLR Lens Talk 6 days ago
cleaning TC-14B Teleconverter Nikon SLR Lens Talk 6 days ago
Too expensive or not ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 2 months ago
cheap refurbished 500 5.6 Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
400mm 2.8 highlight blooming Nikon SLR Lens Talk 4 months ago
Nikon D800 Review - still worth buying in 2022? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 5 months ago
Decent hard shell carrying case for TC-14e III Nikon SLR Lens Talk 5 months ago
Nikon Canada: D850 is rebated again Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
From DSLR to Mirrorless, then Back to DSLRs Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
Super Telephoto lenses that squeak when focusing Nikon SLR Lens Talk 7 months ago
Who Says You "Can't Crop" D5 Files? 😀 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
Buy one nice lens or two less-nice lenses? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 7 months ago
Are D6, D850 and D780 going to be obsolete after 2022? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
D850 and get rid of D500? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
Is the 800 PF enough to make you switch to ML(Birds) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 7 months ago
Need advice about sharpness with different lenses Nikon SLR Lens Talk 7 months ago
Unrealistic colors Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
Opinion / Input Needed: Nikon AF-S 500mm f4 ED Nikon SLR Lens Talk 8 months ago
Z 40 mm F2 worth the $$? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 8 months ago
Color temp Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
Surprising pricing on legacy flagships.. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
Nikon Refurbished Lenses Nikon SLR Lens Talk 8 months ago
Intervelometer with multiple time points Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
D850 and a 105 1.4E Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
Nikkor Serial Number? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 8 months ago
Ugly nature Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Apr 02 - Apr 08) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
Buy in Canada or online from US? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 8 months ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Mar 26 - Apr 01) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
D750 CCC EN EL-15 clone batteries or power thethering Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
200-500 Makes a Portrait of a Coues Whitetail Doe Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Long Exposure/ND filter best practices with a D800 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
The heiress to 850 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
70-300 5.6 AFP or 70-200 f/4...cannot decide! (or 2.8?) Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Looking for recommendations on telephoto primes Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Voightlander 56mm f 1.4 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
Do I need a fast prime? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D II Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Favorite Full Frame Lenses For Landscape Work (with D850) ? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
Sigma 40 1.4 and 28 1.4 Wex UK Huge discount Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
(MY) Lens options for shooting WL/ bird Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Mar 05 - Mar 11) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
White-tailed eagle(part2) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
A Few Birds w/ the D5 Today ... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
Vello BG-N19-2 Battery Grip for Nikon D850. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
White-tailed eagle(b/w portrait) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
What did you shoot or post-process? (Feb 26 - Mar 04) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 9 months ago
What is your favorite bugs micro lens? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
D850: a long list of non recommended VR lenses Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk 10 months ago