Antal I Kozma

Lives in Canada SW Ontario, Canada
Works as a Graphic Designer / Photographer - Retired
Has a website at http://naturephototrail.com
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
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
So far so good, delivers what I expected it would. Replaces my D4 and D7200 in one rugged and agile body for wildlife photography.
The workhorse........
Amazingly good from Kenko, very close to the Nikon 1.4xTC III.
Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR
A very-very useful lens. Light like feather.
The foundation of macro shots, good as gold.
Very satisfied with it at 500mm f5.6. AF speed is on the less exciting side............... I have expected that though.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F4E FL ED VR
The new guy on the block. Still to discover its potential.....
Keeps working and the images are very nice with this lens.
Now this is a good lens, moose and bear be aware......
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
Epson Stylus Photo 1400
A light companion for the trail, very good.
What to say? It is the go to teleconverter on long lenses.
Still works fine, nice prints.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
onOne Perfect Photo Suite
Phase One Capture One Pro
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.
Version: Photo 10.5.1
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.
  • Wacom Intuos

Antal I Kozma's previous gear

Nikon D4
Nikon D800
Nikon D7200
Served me well,very good camera.
It was a good camera, replaced by the D810.
Excellent DX camera, still very good, my daughter uses it now.
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G 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
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.
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,