Parry Johnson

Lives in Canada Regina, SK, Canada
Works as a Teacher and Part-Time Photographer
Has a website at www.pjphoto.ca
Joined on Jan 21, 2004
About me:

I currently use Nikon D800, D7100, and Nikon 1 V3 cameras, and have used Fuji and other Nikon dSLR bodies in the past (S1, S2, S5, D300S, D300, D200, D70S). I shoot film as well in various formats up to 4x5". I do my own darkroom work, both chemically and with computers, but have been moving more towards digital workflow during the last 15 years. I believe that different tools are used for different purposes.

I am a school teacher, but I also run a part-time photography business specializing in portraiture, weddings, commercial and fine-art black-and-white prints.

Parry Johnson's recent activity

  • I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest some pro- level CX lenses (a la 32mm f1.2)... First, a 26-74 f2.8 or f4 VR (smaller 70-200 equivalent with fantastic AF for sports shooters) Next, an 8.8mm ...
  • Replied in The problem...
    That's not quite true, Tedolph.  The thing is that they've already made many thousands of dollars off me with other Nikon dSLR bodies and lenses.  Allowing me to continue using those lenses in new ...
  • That's exactly what I did.  I started with a used V1 for my daughter,  bought a used J1 with two lenses for dirt cheap for myself,  bought a used V1 for "manure mix" cheap (slightly more than ...
  • I agree.  Nikon kept the system listed so that prices wouldn't plummet.  The bad side is that customers just waited to see whether prices would change or something new were introduced to show a ...
  • Milaird, I'm sorry to hear about your lens problems, but I'm glad you joined the group nonetheless.  You'll find a wealth of information about the N1 system here. I've written about my woes with ...
  • Which lens or lenses are you using with the D750? Nicholaslolo, I hope you don't take some of the criticism elsewhere in this thread too personally.  If we're honest, we all make some mistakes and ...
  • I'd check out the Nikon 1 forum to see which cameras and/ or firmware upgrades are required for the V1.  Although I don't have the AF-P lens, I have played around with it and my V3 and I can ...
  • I used to use a lowly 28-105D all the time on film cameras and when I first got my D800 for that very reason.  Plus, add in great macro capabilities and occasional DX crop mode, and that one lens ...
  • When I bought my D800 five years ago, I upgraded my main lenses, mainly because my existing AF lenses were original AF or D type lenses and focused too slowly on modern cameras.  They were fine ...
  • Replied in Insurance?
    A good insurance agent can be your best friend sometimes. Fortunately for me, my best friend IS an insurance agent, so I'm always up to date on the policy I need. As for professional use, be very ...
  • First, congratulations on the new arrival! I believe that optically, the first two non-VC versions are identical.  One has a screw drive (not good for you), the other is more like an AFS lens ...
  • FX:  24-70 f2.8G, then 105 f2.0 DC, finally, 70-200 f2.8 VRII. DX:  70-200 f2.8 VRII, then Tamron 90 DI macro, finally, Tamron 17-50 f2.8 VC. I'm a people shooter first, so the whole range from ...
  • I've always wanted a T/S lens, but couldn't justify one.  I've got two antique Busch Pressman 4x5 and an equally ancient Singer view camera -- combined with "modern" (though long discontinued) ...
  • I used the two-ring 80-200 f2.8D ("N") for years before buying my fist FX camera, a D800.  Although that lens did a perfectly fine job, I upgraded to the VRII version and never regretted it.  Yes, ...
  • Great "eye", Andre -- I love this photo, and I'm glad you're teaching your grandson how to appreciate these little nuances in nature.  I can predict a future photographer.
  • Thanks for this and other of your fantastic photo essays, Seedeich!  These are really good all-round photos that cover the whole story.  I hope they're paying you for the publicity ;-)
  • This thread is an interesting read.  Thanks to the other contributors!  I just received my Fotodiox Canon FD adapter in yesterday's mail, but won't have the time to try it out for a few more days. ...
  • I agree as well.  It might be tempting to bring the biggest gear, but big (and dangerous) animals are usually too far away anyway.  If you can't get a decent shot with approx. 300-400mm FX ...
  • Yes, I remember that from a previous post.  Thank - you.  I'll see in a week or two after I give the FD adapter a try.  If it's too frustrating (but results turn out well with those lenses), then ...
  • To tell you the truth, I'm just getting into the 3D printing thing.  My local library allows a patron to send in a file after taking the "3D Maker" course.  They print with the plastic made from ...
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