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Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Natural History Museum Curator
Joined on Oct 13, 2013
About me:

I do imaging professionally as a way to illustrate my scientific research, but also enjoy taking highest quality images with a diversity of equipment. I've been at it for a few decades, have written some book chapters and articles on photography, do some stock on the side. I mainly do natural history of things that most people don't even recognize, like slime molds and belly plants. Mostly close up to macro, getting more into z-stacking. People are not my thing.

The life-gear list would be too long, so here's the summary with emphasis on current stuff.
Yashica FXD with Tokina 35-105 zoom: first SLR
Olympus OM3/4/4Ti from fisheye to 300 mm f/4. Best lenses 80 mm bellows head, and 90 mm macro. Also in Hugyyphot underwater housing with 50 mm macro.
Pentax LX with sports viewfinder 100 mm macro 24 mm in Hugyhousing.
Nikon F3HP (sold quickly)
Contax RTS III and AX (genius design) Zeiss F-Distagon 16 mm, 21 mm 28 mm, 35 mm, 100 mm Makroplanar [=workhorse lens], 100–300 zoom.
Canon 5DmkII, battery grip, Haoda screen, Zeiss C/Y lenses with Haoda adapters, Zeiss ZE 100 mm Makroplanar, 15 mm, Otus 55 mm [coming soon]. Canon MPE 65 mm, 300mm f/2.8 IS, TC 1.4x, Flash 580 EXII, MX24.
Cognysis StackShot.
ArcaSwiss compact 4x5", Schneider Superangulon XL 72/90 mm with Center filters. Sinaron 150, Rodenstock 180 macro, Rodenstock 240 mm, Nikon 360/500/720 triple convertible.
Gitzo 300/400 series tripods with Linhof Profi II and Arca1B ball heads, Arca/RRS QRs.
Zeiss Discovery V20 mot stereomicroscope with Zeiss 0.63x and 1.5x planapo lenses, objective slider, Zeiss Axiocam HRc Rev3, Zeiss Zen-workstation.
Zeiss Axioskop II+ with planapos 5x, 10x, 20x, 40x core.
Scopes can also take Canon SLRs instead of Axiocam.
At work: Zeiss EVO 40 XVP scanning electron microscope.

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