ARClark

ARClark

Lives in United States NC, United States
Works as a Retired Env. Planner turned Nature Photog
Has a website at http://arclark.smugmug.com/
Joined on Nov 5, 2005
About me:

Have had a serious passion for photography all my life. Got my first SLR in high school and first Nikon F in college. Primary interest these days is nature photography, especially birds (stationary and on the wing), macros and landscapes.

ARClark's previous gear

Nikon D70
Nikon D200
Nikon D300
An excellent camera and one of my favorites, but replaced it with the D7100 for somewhat better high ISO performance and a major increase in pixel density for shooting small birds and wildlife at a distance.
Nikon D800
Nikon D7100
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
An overall excellent DX camera. It's main weakness for my photography was it's extremely limited buffer for shooting birds in flight. Replaced it with D500.
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 Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon PC-E Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D
Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM
Excellent center sharpness and good for forms of photography that take advantage of it such as portraiture. However, edge sharpness is lacking rendering it less than ideal for landscape photography. Size, weight, limited focal range and lack of VR limit it's usability in the field for nature photography. Replaced it with Nikon 24-120 f/4.