Lives in United States Northern, VA, United States
Works as a Event Photo Specialist
Joined on Nov 15, 2004
About me:

I'm now a U.S. Marine Corps veteran ,..Served 30 years of active duty.

Buy lots of expensive toys, such as Nikon DSLRs, some fast glass, listen and learn from others who are the duty experts. Also, contribute to others where I possible can and hope to make a few friends along the way.

My Gear:
D70 (First, honors to the D70, my first DSLR, bought 15 Aug 04)...Sold to lucky guy near Chicago. D70 #2 was sold to a lucky guy in Washington DC.

-D2X #1 (Bought 28 Mar 05),...Sold Aug 2009!
-D2X #2 (Bought 10 Jan 06),...Sold Feb 2010!
2x WT-2A - Sold!
4x SB-800s
2x SB-900s
1 Nikkor 18-70 (The best cheap lens Nikon has ever released)
1 Nikkor 28-70 F/2.8 (A Legend in its own time)
1 Nikkor 14-24 F/2.8 (Extreme Wide Angle)
1 Nikkor 17-35 F/2.8 (...Sold)
1 Nikkor 17-55 F/2.8 (The DX Digital Gold Standard)...Sold
1 Nikkor 70-200 F/2.8 VR (Priceless performance)
1 Nikkor 50mm F/1.4 (Sheer bliss)
1 Nikkor 85mm F/1.4 (Awesome)
2 Nikkor 24-85 VR A well put together lens (only one now,...sold one with D700 sale 12-24-16)
2 Nikkor 16-80 VR One flexible and sharp puppy!

-Canon 5D (Sold all of my Canon gear 2 yrs ago)
(580EXII and 24-70L)
-2 Strobe-A-Frames (No more red-eyes),...Sold - Replaced by 2x Custom Bracket CB Jr
-1 Quantum Turbo Btry Pak (need “Power” get 1 of these),...Sold,...Not needed since release of Nikon D3.
-1 Monfrotto 724B Tripod
-5 4GB Kingston/1 4GB SanDisk (Size is everything)
-4 8GB Lexar CF cards
-2 Gary Fong Lightsphere (clear model)

-Notebooks: Dell Precision Latitude M4800, 32GB RAM - (My PC work horse)

2 Sony DR-150s,....Sold Jan 2010!
1 Sony DR-200,....Sold
1 Kodak 9810,....Sold
1 Epson R1800,...Still have
2 DNP DS-40
1 DNP DS-80

-Software: CS6, DarkRoom Pro Vers. 9.2, IPT Pro 2.0

-My Dream Body List:
1) Nikon D5
2) No more debt,...still a personal quest! Almost there....


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In reply to:

Biowizard: #TRUMP can't call the latest US Military cock-up or atrocity "#FakeNews" if it's been recorded by military photographers, so he gets rid of the photographers. There's no end to this man's deviation.


It's not the Commander in Chief getting rid of the Combat Camera units,...that decision is made at the stakeholders level,...the Chief of each branch of services as the funding is distributed across the budgets. So,..essentially, the Naval Commanders made the decision to get rid of the CC units,...not the Commander in Chief.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 22:19 UTC
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gozima: $700 billion dollars of known military spending and even more money earmarked for spending next year and they're actually cutting programs. Where does all that money even go? I guess it's convenient the pentagon has never been audited. God knows what you'd find!

That's because a lot of money is getting ready to be sent to the pockets of DoD contractors! Hey,...the easiest way to get funding for DoD is to say it's broken! It is what it is. Note,...I think I can speak on this,...after serving 30 years in the Corps.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 22:15 UTC

After seeing these,...I'd rather go with available off-the-shelf glass from Nikon,....and spend the rest on a E60 M5 and rev the engine pass 7000 rpms! :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 19:49 UTC as 12th comment
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princecody: Why isn't this pronounced Hawaii??


Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 22:08 UTC
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JMD-70: I have the Mate 9,...and I'm impressed with its speed, screen size, and 4k mah battery! I paid just $459. There is no way I'd give anyone $800 for a freak'n phone!

Yes! And the "Fingerprint" reader is crazy fast,....suppose to be the fastest fingerprint reader on the smartphone market!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:29 UTC

I have the Mate 9,...and I'm impressed with its speed, screen size, and 4k mah battery! I paid just $459. There is no way I'd give anyone $800 for a freak'n phone!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 06:14 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Nikon D850 sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Using the 'Loupe',...I'm blown away with the detail captured of the windmills in the far,...far,..far distance!

Also,..the utility pole, can even make out the electrical lines. Just plain awesome.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2018 at 23:16 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (452 comments in total)

Based on what I'm seeing when putting the D850 against Sony (A7R II), Canon (5DIV), and Nikon (D750 / D810),...the D850 is slaying all other bodies if you qualify its "high resolution" files, etc. It is the New "JOAT" (Jack of All Trades) DSLR and is currently the best 1-Body DSLR camera on the planet without a doubt!

Your eyes may tell you different,....but I'm seeing an improvement,...and given the crazy high-res files,....I say "Homerun" for Nikon!

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

...."throw out a ruling made by a lower court that found animals incapable of owning copyrights."!

So, PETA wants to claim that an "animal" has a legal right to own a copyright of itself!

Ok,..let me read this backwards and see if I can gain insightful understanding:,..."!flesti fo thgirypoc a nwo ot thgir lagel a sah "lamina" na taht mialc ot stnaw ATEP

Ok,...what the heck that I miss! WTFIGO,.....What The Freak is Going On?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 86th comment
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (345 comments in total)
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DarnGoodPhotos: After looking at the model with flowers in her hair, I'm very impressed by Nikon's Eyebrow-Detect-AF feature.

...Houston has spoken,...he just knows,...and I accept his logic regarding the af concern!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (294 comments in total)
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User9362470513: I remember seeing a banner ad for Nikon in 2007 advertising the D3 with a yellow GP motorbike angled into the corner of a circuit with sparks flying off the rider's knee in very gloomy conditions at a high ISO (6400). The tagline was something about how no other camera could have captured the scene. I recall how impressed I was at the time. Still looks good now.

I have that poster image framed! Well,..actually,...I have it reversed showing the array of Nikon lens and the D3 centered amongst them. Perhaps one day it will be a collector item!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (294 comments in total)

All hail the most revolutionary DSLR of all time! The Nikon D3! Game Changer! Ready - Set - Checkmate!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:17 UTC as 53rd comment

Luv it!

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 11th comment
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)

It may look goofy! But,...when it comes to shooting a wedding! Perfecto!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 02:50 UTC as 57th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (221 comments in total)

WoW! How time flies! This was my first DSLR! Loved the D70! The freak'n battery would last for EVER!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 05:23 UTC as 23rd comment
On photo untitled-8 in ralittle2's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

....wished this was captured at nearer settings as the D4s image(s). But thank you all the same. I assume you had slow glass,...given the F/5.3 aperture.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo 2015 Pace Football Championship -65 in ralittle2's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

IMO,...this is nice ISO 12,800 performance. I guess my D3s is getting dated! I'm considering the upcoming D5, but will settle for a D4s. The DR and high ISO performance increase would be a positive over my D3s. Thank you for sharing!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 (235 comments in total)

May not be the first low light king,...but definitely an awesome low light performer. Putting my socks back on now....

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 5th comment
On photo DSC00145 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Stunning capture!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 4th comment
On a photo in the Sony Alpha a7r review samples gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Stunning capture!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 4th comment
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