G Davidson

Lives in Japan Kashiwa, Japan
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Jan 14, 2007
About me:

Future plan- to make books with my photos fused with poetry. At the moment, they are in online galleries and photo-blogs, like-



Nikon D300,
Nikon D5100
Nikon D3100
Panasonic LX5
Canon G9

SB-800 Flash
Velbon QHD-41 Monopod


Note- I try to stick to 'bright' lenses, so as to control the depth of field and to have a brighter image in the viewfinder, though for traveling and ultra-wide angles I compromise on this.

Nikon 24mm f/2.8D.......................(street photography, walk-around)
Nikon 28mm f/2.8D.......................(events, walk-around)
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 D.....................(my other walk-around)
Nikon 50mm f/1.4D.......................(low light and portraits)
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 DX................(events, weddings)
Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR..........(for traveling light)
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR........(travel)
Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D...................(my DX portrait zoom)
Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VRII.........(nature, travel, candids)
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 ED AF..........(candids, nature)

Tokina 12-24mm f/4 ATX Pro-DX.......(wide landscapes, events)
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM....................(portraits, details, bokeh, low-light)
Tamron 90mm SP AF f/2.8 Di...........(macro with amazing, beautiful bokeh)

I recently sold on my Nikon 24-50mm AF, Nikon 70-300mm ED AF and Tokina 28-70mm AT-X AF SV, as they are not so useful on DX and their ranges are covered better by the lenses above.

Most Wanted Lenses-

70-200mm VR
85mm f/1.4D
17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S DX Nikon/ another equivalent zoom for DX, like the Tamron 17-50mm version

Recent activity


Snapshot of threads updated recently in which you have recently participated.

Subject Forum Last post
Nikon P6000 poll - YES or NO ? Nikon Coolpix Talk Aug 16, 2019
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Vs. Nikon 50mm f/1.4G SIC SW - D40 Nikon SLR Lens Talk Aug 14, 2017
How good is the 18-105 lens? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Jun 4, 2017
Panasonic GH4 UHS 3 Sandisk Card Performance? Micro Four Thirds Talk Feb 18, 2015
Is it true the rumoured D800s will have 1 stop iso improvement in the JPEGS ONLY, and not RAW? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk Jun 8, 2014
Why all the Df hate? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk May 12, 2014
Is this why no D400? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Apr 8, 2014
Bounce that RX100 flash! Sony Cyber-shot Talk Aug 3, 2013
Continuing D600 vs D7100 thread......... FX cheaper than DX ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk Jun 17, 2013
LX series vs? Panasonic Compact Camera Talk Apr 26, 2013
LX7 - She's a beauty! Panasonic Compact Camera Talk Apr 19, 2013
Waiting for the D400? Got it! It's called D7100! Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 22, 2013
7100 taking d300s flagship status, NO say Nikon Europe. Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Feb 25, 2013
Nikon D7100 announcement? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Feb 21, 2013
Why hasn't Nikon released a f/2.8 DX zoom? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Feb 17, 2013
Expecting P520! Nikon Coolpix Talk Feb 3, 2013
Compacts still selling fairly well News & Rumors Talk Jan 16, 2013
What is the best walkabout lens for the omd5? Micro Four Thirds Talk Jan 2, 2013
travel lens: I want speed not range Nikon SLR Lens Talk Aug 31, 2012
newly announced pentax K-01..looks hot! News & Rumors Talk Feb 9, 2012
I was stopped by security staff after taking this! Documentary and Street photography Jan 4, 2012
So Canon mirrorless missed Xmas Canon PowerShot Talk Dec 10, 2011
Nikon V1 - I've decided to buy one (selling my GH2) Nikon 1 System Talk Oct 18, 2011
A Handy Little Camera Panasonic Compact Camera Talk Oct 9, 2011
Amazing quality Nikon V1 video samples Nikon 1 System Talk Oct 8, 2011
Nikon 1 DxOMark'ed Nikon 1 System Talk Oct 7, 2011
Nikon 1 - Why I think it should have been Micro Four Thirds... Nikon 1 System Talk Oct 2, 2011
Roadmap for lenses? Thom's comment Nikon Coolpix Talk Sep 26, 2011
Why is the Nikon 10-100mm so huge??? Nikon Coolpix Talk Sep 23, 2011
Epic Win or Epic Fail - J1/V1 Nikon Coolpix Talk Sep 22, 2011
Nikon mirror-less Nikon Coolpix Talk Sep 21, 2011
Best practice for using SSDs with Lightroom? Retouching Sep 17, 2011
Nikon 17-55 f2.8 w/o vibration reduction Nikon SLR Lens Talk Sep 8, 2011
Go home LX3! Panasonic Compact Camera Talk Aug 29, 2011
Samyang 24 mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC News & Rumors Talk Aug 28, 2011
Features on Canon Powershot S95 replacement (S100?) News & Rumors Talk Aug 25, 2011
Re: Samsung releases WB700 ultra-compact with 18x zoom lens News & Rumors Talk Dec 30, 2010
Nikon AF-S 35/1.8G DX Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Dec 26, 2010
Waterfall effect in broad daylight help Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Dec 26, 2010
About memory cards in the 645D... Re: Just Posted: Pentax 645D sample images News & Rumors Talk Dec 7, 2010
Wont the new 24-120 overshadow the 24-70?? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Dec 4, 2010
D7000 SOLUTION of the SHARPNESS ISSUE Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Oct 17, 2010
Focus issue Nikon D300 ore faulty 17-55 F2,8? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Oct 17, 2010
Nikon P7000 vs Panasonic LX5 Nikon Coolpix Talk Oct 13, 2010
What lens from Nikon are you tired of waiting for a replacement? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Oct 5, 2010
Where are the DX primes? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Oct 4, 2010
24-70 f2.8 /VRII ?? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Oct 2, 2010
This is why, I can't but love the 1.4/35 Nikon SLR Lens Talk Sep 27, 2010
Re: Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro with optical stabilisation News & Rumors Talk Sep 21, 2010
POW!!!!!!!! to all who thought photokina would be a "washout"!! News & Rumors Talk Sep 21, 2010