Antal I Kozma

Lives in Canada SW Ontario, Canada
Works as a Graphic Designer / Photographer - Retired
Has a website at
Joined on Feb 23, 2006
About me:

Started out way back when Asahi Pentax Spotmatics and SMC Takumars were top pro gear. I have recently retired, conduct a few nature and wildlife workshops per year and I am involved in nature conservation.

Antal I Kozma's current gear

Nikon D500
Nikon D810
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR
So far so good, delivers what I expected it would. Replaces my D4 and D7200 in one rugged and agile body for wildlife photography. -------- Added to above after using it for a long time now: All is good, this camera is a bird photographer's delight. Among other uses of course.......
The workhorse........ Soon to be retired in order to free up space for the D850. Added in Jan. 2018: well the D850 has to wait a bit. I got side tracked with the OM-D E1 MK II , blew my funds on it. Used it for a year then sold it, its AF was not to my standards. Lesson learnt, now it is time for saving up again.
The foundation of macro shots, good as gold.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
The new guy on the block. Still to discover its potential.....
Keeps working and the images are very nice with this lens.
What to say? It is the go to teleconverter on long lenses. Also very useful with the 100mm Micro Nikkor.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Epson Stylus Photo 1400
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
This lens works great for me, retired my Nikkor 200-500mm in favour of this. ------- Added after a year of use: this lens stays in my arsenal till it wears out, hopefully a long way away. A good companion to the D500 for wildlife and birding.
Still works fine, nice prints. Although I mostly print on a 7880 with ColorBurst. It is more economical plus the size is needed for most of my prints.
Last fully licensed version, will work for years in tandem with third party software. Looking for alternatives in the meantime, like Affinity Photo that made a nice entry.
onOne Perfect Photo Suite
Phase One Capture One Pro
I use ON1 Photo RAW 2018 by now. A pretty impressive program even for one who got old while using Photoshop........
Version: 9.2
Other gear:
  • Benro C2580T Classic tripod for light travel and hiking.
  • Benro C3570T tripod & Benro GH2 Gimbal head
  • Bowens Studio Falshes
  • Epson Stylus Pro 7880 with ColorBurst RIP
  • iMac Retina 5K - 2MB VRAM, 1TB Fusion Drive, 24 MB RAM
  • MindshiftGear FirstLight 40L Backpack, the ever best long trail backpack.
  • Painter 12
  • Photo Ninja RAW Converter - Very-Very nice........
  • ThinkTank Glass Limo, the top solution for easy trekking with long telephotos. Outstanding design.
  • Two sets of RAID 1 setups, 4TB each for safe keeping images. One set of RAID 0 1TB for image editing.
  • Wacom Intuos

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Nikon D850

Antal I Kozma's previous gear

Nikon D3
Nikon D300
Nikon D4
Served me well,very good camera.
Nikon D800
Nikon D7200
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
It was a good camera, replaced by the D810.
Excellent DX camera, still very good, my daughter uses it now.
A cute camera with questionable AF performance and artificial looking viewfinder image quality. I could not get it working for me after a year of trying. It was primarily its AF performance that made me to sell it.
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 45mm f/2.8D ED
Very good lens. As it turned out I didn't need it a lot.
This lens is awesome, replaced by the 500mm f4E FL for wildlife.
Great tool, I sold it after retiring since I do not have commercial need for the lens any more.
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E III
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR
Used it with the 300mm f2.8 VR II, it made the lens into a very good 600mm f5.6 lens for wildlife.
Very good lens but the Nikkor 20mm f1.8 is "good enough" for me.
The best telephoto I've ever had. Sadly even this light 500mm became heavy for me on the trail. Its successor is the Tamron 150-600mm on the D500 and the Olympus 300mm f4 IS Pro on the OM-D E1 MK II.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 300mm F4 IS Pro
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
A very good lens albeit a bit slow when it comes to focusing speed.
Excellent lens, would require a camera with much improved AF, unlike the OM-D E1 MK II.
Excellent lens, would require a camera with much improved AF, unlike the OM-D E1 MK II.
Other gear:
  • Hasselblad CM 500, Bronica SQ Ai, Sinar F2, Sinar P
  • Nikkor PC 85mm f2.8D
  • Spotmatic, Pentax SuperA, Pentax LX, Olympus OM-2s, OM-3, OM-4, Nikon F3HP, Nikon FM2, Nikon F4, Fuji S2 Pro, Fuji S3 Pro, Fuji S5 Pro, Nikon D3,