Desert Bob

Lives in United States Tucson desert west of town, United States
Works as a Freelance Artist
Joined on Jun 17, 2007
About me:

To go out and have fun with life, and to be as naked as the law allows..
Have been a member much longer than posted here.. I built a new computer, ASUS mobo M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi, 4Gb duel channel 800Mhz ram, w/AMD Athlon 64X Dual Core 6000+ CPU and started all over again.
Picked up my first 'serious' 35mm camera 1964 a range finder.
1st SLR - 1967 - Pratica Nova 1b - still have it
2nd SLR - Miranda Sensorex - still have it
First Nikon - 1972 - Still have it.
Army base (Germany) photographer and Stars n Stripes Military newspaper photographer 1970/1972.
Sales - Camera equipment - Quarry Photo - Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1974/76.
Sales - Camera equipment - Super City - Burton, Michigan.
Freelance Photography - Weddings - graduations - people - places - things - etc.. early 70's to today still..!
Moved to Tucson, AZ 1986
Sales - Photographic and digital equipment - NuArt Photo
Sales - Photographic and digital equipment - Sunset Photo
Personal Equipment -
Nikon F - 2
Nikon F2 - 1
Nikon F3 - 2
Nikon FE - 1
Nikon FM - 2
Lenses - far to many to list but all Nikkors, 16mm to 500mm.
4x5 - 3 - 2 folding field models and 1 rail studio model
Schneider lenses 90mm wide to 360mm telephoto.
Bronica S2a 6x6 SLR - sold
Pentax 6x7 w/ many lenses - sold
1st high end digital - Fuji S-1 Pro D-SLR 1999 - sold body
2nd D-SLR Fuji S-2 - 2000 - have
3rd D-SLR Fuji S-3 IRUV 2006 - have
4th D-SLR Fuji S-5 - 2007 have
AF lenses, many (but I now enjoy using my 'old' manual AI'ed lenses on the S-5)
16mm AF f/2.8
18~35 AF
24~120 AF non IS
18~200 AF IS ED IF
70~300 AF
50 1.8 AF
60 2.8 AF Macro
120 Medical Nikkor
Minolta Scan Multi Pro film scanner - 16mm to 6x9 film
Epson 1640SU Photo w/TMA head for film up to 4x5 - sold
Epson V750 Pro Photo - film formats up to 8x10
Epson 7600 24' wide format 7 color printer - in Giclee
Complete wet darkroom w/Beseler 23C w/color head
Durst Laborator 1000 w/450 color head - 4x5
Kreonite CPC16 - 16'' color paper processor
Ilford CAP 40 16'' wide Cibachrome processor now used for Ilford BnW papers
All darkroom equipment in storage or sold. Pure digital now.
2 - 500 watt/second studio flash units w/light boxes - umbrellas - barn doors, etc.. by InterFit
A gazillion filters, cables, tripods, small camera mounted strobes and 'things'.... and more....!

Recent activity


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Subject Forum Last post
Ultra wide angle lens recommendations for Nikon FX Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk Dec 3, 2015
Refillable cartridges for EPSON Printers and Printing Oct 4, 2012
Annoying white flash on this website Open Talk Oct 15, 2011
Suggestions for Milky Way and star trails settings requested Open Talk Jul 24, 2011
S2 Pro Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jul 17, 2011
Slide scanning software/settings Open Talk Feb 27, 2011
Changed OS and printing colors go out the window.. Printers and Printing Feb 17, 2011
Anyone know what printer (if any) . . . Printers and Printing Feb 17, 2011
Question for the thinkers here Open Talk Feb 7, 2011
Rokinon 500mm mirror lens Beginners Questions Sep 19, 2010
capture video???? PC Talk Sep 3, 2010
Why use a card reader? Accessories Talk Aug 20, 2010
storage while travelling w/o computer Accessories Talk Aug 16, 2010
photo is not what is seems Open Talk Aug 14, 2010
Lens suggestions for trip to Page & Yellowstone Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 20, 2010
New life for the S5 for high magnification macros Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jun 28, 2010
What is a good program for storing images? Accessories Talk Jun 22, 2010
Build or Buy ? PC Talk May 18, 2010
Advice on naming files PC Talk May 18, 2010
Suggestions for slide scanning Pro Digital Talk May 17, 2010
Extension tubes for D700 with AiS primes. Nikon SLR Lens Talk Apr 29, 2010
What's the best photo storage solution? Accessories Talk Apr 15, 2010
Superstition Mountain Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Apr 6, 2010
Time lapse software for XP Pro 64 PC Talk Apr 2, 2010
advantages of an f2 lens Beginners Questions Mar 24, 2010
another dumb newbie slr question...can you change lenses too much??? Beginners Questions Mar 24, 2010
How many dedicated photography stores in your home town? Open Talk Mar 17, 2010
Best storage when traveling Accessories Talk Mar 10, 2010
Need 24" LCD Monitor-what to buy? PC Talk Mar 9, 2010
PC connector: cable colors Open Talk Feb 25, 2010
Does anyone buy from Amazon ? Open Talk Feb 24, 2010
Fuji: free S5 Pro Firmware source to Open Source Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Feb 23, 2010
Spell checker for Outlook Express under XP64 bit..? PC Talk Feb 21, 2010
Help resizing hundreds pictures Pro Digital Talk Feb 15, 2010
Looking for a good video converter software Pro Digital Talk Jan 31, 2010
Digitizing large volumes of slides/negatives Open Talk Dec 4, 2009
Here's What a Pro's website looks like... Pro Digital Talk Dec 1, 2009
Anyone have one of these??? Accessories Talk Dec 1, 2009
Photo Scanner Questions? Accessories Talk Nov 8, 2009
Canon or Nikon Open Talk Nov 8, 2009
1/4-20 inch thread stud at both ends? Open Talk Nov 7, 2009
Scanning 35 mm on Epson V500: settings Accessories Talk Nov 5, 2009
What shutter speed and how on earth??? Open Talk Nov 3, 2009
Discuss best printers for home use to make prints larger than 4x6 Open Talk Oct 15, 2009
UFO picture Open Talk Sep 6, 2009
Trip to Scottsdale, AZ - ideas needed Open Talk Sep 2, 2009
is this photo a fake Open Talk Aug 26, 2009
seagate or wetern digital Accessories Talk Jul 26, 2009
S3 pro UVIR Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jul 21, 2009
Making a full frame - reducer..?? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk Jun 3, 2009