Lives in United States North Eastern Kansas, KS, United States
Works as a Part Time Author/Photographer
Has a website at
Joined on Mar 23, 2011
About me:

Relax and have fun! That's my motto for photographers!

I have a wonderful family and full time job and on the side I am very much part-time author and non working photographer.

I used to do light semi-pro work, independent film stills, weddings, amateur models and some stock work. Those would be the highlights as I stopped working professionally after a few years and now I just shoot for fun!

I believe photography is both an art and technical mastery to capture all the multitudes of possibilities life can bestow to the eyes. While I enjoy gear, some tech talk and knowing more to help make better pictures, I am at my best when the gear disappears in my hands, the scene creates passion and the minds eye is left to capture photos!

DPReview Vetran since 2002 - had to change profiles a few times due to email address changes -

Former DSLRs - Fuji's S2,S3, S5 \ Nikon's D2X, D70, D200, D700, D7100, D7200, Canon 5D
Other Cameras - Fuji Z2, Oly Pen, Panasonic GH2, Nikon's CP5000P CP3200

Current Cameras - Nikon D810, D500, Df & Fuji S3 & S5

Favorites can be found at 500PX - HTTPS://
Newer Work @
Older Work @

Checkout my latest website dedicated to Nikon Glass with focus on MF Lenses, its add free! We embrace MFNas at NikkorGlass!

You can find my book "The Awareness Journey at, it will forever change how you see your life and open your eyes to a new way of thinking!

I am an Avid/Rabid Collector of Nikkor MF Lenses = 58

Nikon MF Prime Ai/Ai-s Collection (27 Keepers)
* Nikon 15 F/3.5 Ai-s
* Nikon 16 F/2.8 Ai
* Nikon 18 F/3.5 Ai-s
* Nikon 20 F/3.5 Ai-s
* Nikon 20 F/2.8 Ai-s
* Nikon 24 F/2.8 Ai-s
* Nikon 28 F/2 Ai-s
* Nikon 28 F/2.8 Ai-s
* Nikon 35 F/1.4 Ai-s
* Nikon 35 F/2 Ai
* Nikon 50 F/1.2 Ai
* Nikon 50 F/1.4 Ais
* Nikon 50 F/1.8 Ais
* Nikon 50 F1.8 Ai E Series
* Nikon 55 F/1.2 Ai
* Nikon 58 F/1.2 Ai [NOCT]
* Nikon 85 F/1.4 Ai-s
* Nikon 85 F/2 Ai-s
* Nikon 105 F/1.8 Ai-s
* Nikon 105 F/2.5 Ai-s
* Nikon 135 F/2 Ai-s
* Nikon 135 F/2.8 Ai-s
* Nikon 180 F/2.8 ED Ai-s
* Nikon 200 F/4 Ai-s*
* Nikon 300 ED F/4.5 Ais
* Nikon 200 F/4.5 Micro
* Nikon 500 F/4 ED P Ai-s

Nikon MF Prime non Ai Collection (24 Keepers)
* Nikkor 8mm Auto F/2.8 Fisheye
* Nikkor-20 F/3.5 UD
* Nikkor 24 F/2.8 NC Ai'd
* Nikkor 28 F/2 N.C Ai Convert
* Nikkor 28 F/3.5 H-Auto Ai convert
* Nikkor 35 F/1.4 N - Thorium Ai'd
* Nikkor 35 F/2 O.C. Auto
* Nikkor 35mm F2.8 S
* Nikkor 45 F/2.8 GN Auto Nikkor
* Nikkor 50 F/1.4 SC
* Nikkor 50 F/2 HC
* Nikkor 50 F/2 S
* Nikkor 55 F/1.2 SC
* Nikkor 55 F/3.5 Micro Auto
* Nikkor 58 F/1.4 S-Auto
* Nikkor 85 F/1.8 HC Auto
* Nikkor-T Nippon Kogaku 10.5cm F/4
* Nikkor 105 F/2.5 PC Auto
* Nikkor 135 F/3.5 Q-Auto
* Nikkor 135 F/2.8 QC
* Nikkor 180 F/2.8 P-Auto
* Nikkor 200 F/4 Q C
* Nikkor 300 f/4.5 H Auto

Nikon MF Zoom Ai/Ai-s Collection (8 Keepers)
*Nikkor 28-45mm F4.5 Non-Ai l
*Nikkor 28-50 F/3.5 Ai-S
*Nikkor 35-70 F/3.5 Ai-s
*Nikkor 50-135 F/3.5 Ai
*Nikkor 80-200 F/4 Ai-s
*Nikkor 8.5-25cm
*Nikkor 50-300 ED F/4.5 AI-s
*Nikkor 200-400 ED F/4 Ai-s

Wishlist MF:
* Nikon 200 ED F2 Ai-s
* Nikon 300 ED F/2.8 Ai-s
* Nikon 800 ED F/5.6 Ai-s

Non Nikon MF Lenses (4 Keepers)
* Samyang 14 UW-Angle F/2.8 ED
* Samyang 24 F/3.5 ED AS UMC TS
* Voigtlander 40 F/2.0 Ultron SL II
* Voigtlander Nokton 58 F/1.4 SL-II N

AF Glass - I keep it simple with some quality glass

AF Lenses: (6)
* Tamron 15-30 SP F/2.8 VC USD
* Tamron 24-70 SP F/2.8 VC USD
* Tamron 70-200 SP F/2.8 VC USD
* Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 Di VC
* Sigma 35 F/1.4 Art
* Nikon 105 F/2.8 VR

AM4L's current gear

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
Nikon D500
Nikon D810
Nikon Df
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical
Samyang T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Other gear:
  • NIKKOR-H Auto 300mm f/4.5 Non AI
  • Nikon 105 F/2.5 Ai-s
  • Nikon 135 F/2.8 Ai-s
  • Nikon 135 Q-Auto F/3.5
  • Nikon 16 F/2.8 Ai Fisheye
  • Nikon 18 F/3.5 Ai-s
  • Nikon 180 ED F/2.8 Ai-s
  • Nikon 200 F/4 Ai-s
  • Nikon 28 F/2.8 Ai-s
  • Nikon 35 F/2 Ai
  • Nikon 50 F/1.2 Ai-s
  • Nikon 55 F/1.2 Ai
  • Nikon 85 F/2 Ai-s
  • Nikon GN Auto Nikkor 45mm f2.8 NPK
  • Nikon H-Auto 28 F/3.5 Ai Conversion
  • Voigtlander 40 F/2.8 Ultra S II
  • Voigtlander 58 NOKTON F/1.4

AM4L's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH
Leica SL (Typ 601)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II