Joined on Nov 10, 2013

1llusive's current gear

Nikon D7100
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Amazing in all respects, but seems to have poor battery life compared to my D300. Always keep a spare on me.
On a budget it takes nice portraits at f/2.8 until I can get a Tamron 60mm.
My wildlife and moon lens. The most fun of all of my lenses to use. Not fast or super sharp on the long end but it can't be beat for its price and overall quality and versatility.
Samyang 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
For landscape and nightscape work, this one can't be beat. A steal at under 4 Benjamins.
Great all-around zoom. Does not autofocus during live view on my D7100, though.
Don't know what I'd do without it.

1llusive's wish list

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Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD IF Macro
Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Added Jan 23, 2014
Future macro and portrait lens. Waiting for Ultra-Silent Drive.
Added Jan 22, 2014
Added Jan 21, 2014
I'd love to have this for dramatic full-sky Milky Way shots.
Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM
Added Jan 12, 2014
I'd love to have this for portraits and sports but it is a low priority at the moment.

1llusive's previous gear

Nikon D80
Nikon D300
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II
Great starter DSLR. Of course when I saw the D300 it was love at first sight, and I had to have it ;)
Served me well for 5 years, but wanted the better (for me) ergonomics of the D7100, its features and the improved image sensor.
Good IQ, but needed something faster in both autofocus and aperture.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Good range and decent IQ, but unacceptable focus field curvature.