Joined on Dec 27, 2009

RickBuddy's current gear

Minolta DiMAGE S404
Nikon 1 V1
Nikon D810
Nikon D90
Nikon Z6
GoPro Hero8 Black
Like it. Broke my first one and had the option to buy D7100 and didn't. The new replacement was half the cost of the D7100. It's worked for hours for me in near 0ºF weather.
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
I've taken some prize winners with this little lens. It once got swept out into Lake Michigan in a wind storm. I had to clean it but it still works pretty good.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
My kit lens. VR works really well. Sometimes I forget how good it works. It isn't at it's best on the especially wide end.
I have this one. I don't use it much, except for maybe candids in small rooms. I suppose I don't see the world with a "Normal" POV
For a while this lens shot 60% of all my shots. I like it. Only $200, what a deal!
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
I've seen the bokeh on this is a tad better than the other 50mm, it's a bit bigger and feels lighter. I'll still take the other 50 out to get abused.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F1.8G
Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 S
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Tokina AT-X Pro 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Here's what works for me. Use image stabilization I, speed between 1/350 and 1/500, distance below 80 yards, f/8-f/11. I get some surprisingly nice shots that way. I really don't use it the way I expected to. It's been a mild surprise.
This is my macro lens. It helped me earn a #1 spot in a challenge for a dandelion. And some other stuff for an abstract mushroom. It's good for a day in the woods.
Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX
Apple Aperture
Nik Silver Efex Pro
I like this lens. Some days I leave everything else behind and go shoot with it just to remind myself how much fun it is. Yes, CA is a problem, but correctable.
Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Argus C3
  • Bogen sticks and Manfrotto video head I did a lot of video before stills, so I had that liquid video head around.
  • Nikon 1 FT-1 Lens Adapter
  • Nikon SB 500 Flash
  • Wimberly Gimbal Head I wouldn't take the Sigma 150-500 out in the field without it. I love this thing.