Joined on Nov 10, 2013

1llusive's current gear

Nikon D5300
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Will be my dedicated astro camera. Got the red color as it seemed fitting for the Hydrogen-alpha mod.
Great from f/2.8 onward, f/2 in a pinch. Don't recommend f/1.8.
My wildlife and action lens. The most fun of all of my lenses to use. Not fast but it can't be beat for its price and overall quality and versatility. For sale.
Rokinon 16mm F2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
It's a good one.
New arrival. For astro, the idea is a 2-lens array would outperform much more expensive lenses. It would amount to a sharp, coma-free, flat-field 70-300mm f/2.8-4.0. Or, you can aim them a bit apart and mosaic.
Good, but slow. Considering a change...

1llusive's wish list

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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR
Nikon D7500
Corel Aftershot Pro
Added Oct 5, 2017
Will be my main lens. The hope is it comes close to my Rokinon 16mm f/2 for landscapes and does portraits at least as well as my 50mm 1.8G; preferably better.
Added Oct 5, 2017
The next great thing. Excited to see how the new Sony IMX321 sensor does with astrophotography.
Added Sep 10, 2017
Phase One Capture One Pro
Added Sep 10, 2017
A curiosity at this point

1llusive's previous gear

Nikon D80
Nikon D300
Nikon D7100
Great starter DSLR. Of course when I saw the D300 it was love at first sight, and I had to have it!
I learned a lot with this camera and it served me well for 5 years. However I preferred the form factor, features, and improved image sensor of the D7100.
I really loved my D7100, but it was time to move on to the D7500.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Good IQ, but needed something faster in both autofocus and aperture.
Good range and decent IQ, but unacceptable focus field curvature.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
Great all-around zoom with legendary sharpness. I only wish it had a bit more range.