Michael Benveniste

Michael Benveniste

Lives in United States New England, United States
Works as a Geek type
Joined on Aug 11, 2004

Michael Benveniste's current gear

Nikon Coolpix 995
Nikon 1 V2
Nikon D200
Converted to 665nm IR.
Nikon D800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
Black, of course.
Black, of course.
Back in Black
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Non-D version.
Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR II
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm F4G ED VR
Mr. Squeaky!
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art
Black, of course.
You gotta have Art, all you really need is Art.
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) Macro
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX
Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 Nokton SL II
Other gear:
  • 85mm f/2.8 PC-Nikkor
  • Nikon 35-105mm f/3.5~4.5
  • Nikon 43-86mm f/3.5
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AI
  • Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E
  • Nikon AF 20mm f/2.8
  • Nikon AF 300mm f/4
  • Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 PC
  • Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm f/4 AI-s
  • Sigma 8mm f/4 Circular Fisheye
  • Tokina 90mm f/2.5 Macro
  • Various Film Cameras ranging from 110 to 4x5"

Michael Benveniste's previous gear

Nikon D70
Nikon 1 V1
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF VR
IR Converted, sold for parts after it developed issues using CF cards.
Sold after upgrading to V2.
Replaced with a 24-120mm f/4.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Lost, presumably in Alaska.
Sold and eventually replaced with a Sigma 85mm f/1.4
Sold to make room for 100-400mm
Sigma 28mm F1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM
Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Sold, replaced by 28mm f/1.8g
Stopped working after firmware upgrade.
Replaced with a 70-200mm VR-II.
Other gear:
  • Nikkor AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 D "Upgraded" to 24-120mm f/3.5~5.6 VR
  • Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX DG IF HSM APO Could not upgrade firmware.
  • Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6D ED AF Bounced off of a sidewalk
  • Tokina AF 20-35mm f/2.8 ATX Pro Upgraded to a 17-35mm f/2.8
  • Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.6-2.8 AT-X Pro Sold for non-use