Joseph S Wisniewski

Lives in United States Detroit, MI, United States
Works as a Speech and sensor scientist
Has a website at
Joined on Jul 12, 2002
About me:

I've been in love with photography for over 50 years.

My favorite form of photography is macro, and much of my gear is of my own design.

I've done professional photography on and off for over 20 years.
Taught 8 years at Midwest Photography Workshops.
Designed 3 scientific digital cameras and 7 lenses.

Author of mImage and (coming soon to the App Store and Google Play) ColorForEveryone.

Joseph S Wisniewski's current gear

Nikon D100
Nikon D2X
Nikon D3
Primary camera
Nikon D90
Nikon Z6
Nikon Z7
Two of these, one with the Bayer color filters removed
Three of them for trinocular vision experiments
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D
Two of these with sequential serial numbers. Sometimes, you absolutely need two matching lenses.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Used only for infrared
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70mm F4 S
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED
With RRS foot and Kirk tripod collar knob
Three of them, used for trinocular vision experiments.
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
Voigtlander 40mm F2 Ultron SL II
Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 Nokton SL II
Excellent normal on D90 (repaired once)
Other gear:
  • Carl Zeiss Luminar 16mm f2.5 macro (RMS mount)
  • Carl Zeiss Luminar 25mm f3.5 macro (RMS mount)
  • Carl Zeiss Luminar 40mm f4.0 macro (RMS mount)
  • Carl Zeiss Luminar 63mm f3.5 macro (RMS mount)
  • Epson Stylus Photo 2200 4 printers, loaded with a variety of custom inks
  • Epson Stylus Pro 4000
  • Google Glass That's right, we bad, uh-hu!
  • Induro CX-213 Tripod AKA Benro C297N6, articulated column, carbon fiber 3 segment legs
  • Kirk lens plates For Nikon 500mm, 300mm, and 200mm
  • Leitz (Leica) Photar 25mm f2.5 macro (RMS mount)
  • Leitz (Leica) Photar 50mm f2.8 macro (M40 mount)
  • Markins ARCA plates For Nikon D3, D2X, D90, D100, and D200
  • Nikon 105mm f2.5 Ai-S
  • Nikon 45mm f/2.8 Ai-P pancake
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 AF-I
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 500mm f/4.0 AF-I
  • Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6
  • Nikon El-Nikkor 50mm f2.8
  • Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8
  • Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f3.5
  • Nikon PB-4 bellows Two of these, one modified for two-hand focusing
  • Nikon PC Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 (Ai converted)
  • Nikon PC-Nikkor 28mm f/4.0
  • Nikon Ultra Micro Nikkor 28mm f1.8 (M39 mount)
  • Sigma 8mm f4.0 AF Circular Fisheye Only Sigma lens I own that's never been repaired
  • Uni-Loc Major 2300 System Tripod Like a Benbo 2, but more versatile and with less problems

Joseph S Wisniewski's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Venus Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 FE Zoom
Voigtlander 75mm F1.8 Heliar Classic
Voigtlander 35mm F1.2 Nokton
Added Jul 21, 2019
Added Dec 25, 2011
One in Nikon mount, one in Leica mount, please
Added Dec 25, 2011
Voigtlander 12mm F5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar
Leica M9-P
Other gear:
  • Acratech Ultimate ballhead

Joseph S Wisniewski's previous gear

Canon PowerShot S100 (2000) (Digital IXUS)
Canon PowerShot S400 (Digital IXUS 400)
Nikon D70
Nikon D200
Pentax K20D
Sigma SD14
Died after one day's use (returned for refund)
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED
Pentax smc DA 14mm F2.8 ED (IF)
Pentax smc FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited
Pentax smc FA 77mm 1.8 Limited
Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
AF-D 2 ring version
Other gear:
  • Sigma 14mm f3.5 Elements fogged by it's own lubricants (pronounced irreperable by Sigma, repaired easily by a local shop)
  • Sigma 400mm f5.6 APO Possibly the worst 400mm ever built (repaired twice)
  • Voigtlander 40mm f2.0 SL, Nikon mount Sold it, missed it, replaced it with the SL II
  • Voigtlander 75mm f2.5 Color Helier SL, Nikon mount Miss it terribly, waiting for the 75mm f1.8 SL II