Joined on Nov 30, 2021

Snapquacky's current gear

Nikon D7000
Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D
Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Owned since 2014, over 100k shots taken, focus isn't perfect but for DX the image quality and DR is pretty reasonable. Well built machine. Good value, I added the official grip.
Great fun to shoot with, lightweight, fast and sharp enough for my use. Can focus quite close, nice Bokeh. Made in Japan!
Great lens for portraits, sharp, superb in low light. Built like a tank and almost as heavy. Focus at 200mm on my D7000 is not reliable. Also Made in Japan!
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 Teleconverter TC-14E II
Well it was the kit lens for my D70s, it's OK, distortion paradise but works in a pinch!
Upgraded from the older 300mm f4, this is sharper, faster and a bit lighter. Well built, slightly heavy. Lacks weather seal. Been well used for over 7 years now.
Great piece of kit on the 300mm f4, slight drop in sharpness and focus speed but not much.
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
Mixed feelings, on DX it does the job if you can fill the frame. Slows focus and softens the image. Prefer the TC-14.
Other gear:
  • Nikon 300mm f/4 AF (1987-2000) Old version of the 300mm f4, what a beast, plastic, what plastic!? glorious thing but a bit slow to focus. Superb build quality.
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Doesn't get much use but works well when required.

Snapquacky's wish list

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Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS
Nikon Z9
Sony a1
Sony a7R IV
Sony a9 II
Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS

Snapquacky's previous gear

Nikon D50
Nikon D70s
Solid camera, my first Nikon DSLR.
Preferred the D50, never really used it much.