Lives in United States Bloomington, United States
Has a website at http://vw.homelinux.net
Joined on Oct 20, 2006

vwsjr's current gear

Nikon D300S
Nikon D500
Nikon D7200
Exceptional autofocus accuracy and speed, particularly w/ Group AF. Best high ISO performance for a DX camera. Very nice ergonomics and controls. Excellent video quality also. Only reason I don't give this five stars is the LiveView performance when shooting video.
This camera is still available as a cheap refurb and I'd say it's one of the best values out there still. The 24MP is still as good as any of the latest Nikon DX sensors, better in some ways. Very few limitations with this camera and image quality is excellent. Until I got the D850, I was keeping my birding lens on the D500 and still using the D7200 for everything else.
Nikon D80
Nikon D850
Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
I've only had this a short time and it's too early to rate it. So far I'm very happy with the camera. It will not replace my D500, but is an awesome compliment to that camera.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR
Low price taken into consideration in rating. Excellent on older bodies, but just mediocre on higher resolution 24MP bodies.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Feels a bit cheap but this lens held up well and was very versatile.
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
I rated this higher when I first bought it many years ago, but it doesn't compare to the newest Tamron, thus I lowered it's rating. It was best in it's class when it was introduced, but it shows it's age now.
Very sharp, no compatibility issues. Sharpest lens I own and one of my favorites to shoot with.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Glass is very good, not as good as G2. Mechanically problematic. Auto-focus occasionally just gives up, VR quit working after 2 years (being returned for repair). Collects a lot of dust (poor sealing).
Glass is very good but mechanically this lens still has problems. Auto-focus just gives up occasionally.

vwsjr's wish list

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm F4G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR