Starting out wide and going i to tele. Each focal length would serve a very impoortant purpose for me.(I would hope)
Dream Reality(But sorta a dream still)
Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 G Tokina 16-28mm f2.8
Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 G Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8G VRII Tamron 70-200mm f2.8
Nikkor 24mm f1.4 Nikkor 35mm f1.8
Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Nikkor 50mm f1.4
Zeiss 85m f1.4 Nikkor 85m f1.4D
Nikkor 85mm f1.4G Tamron 180mm f3.5 Macro
Nikkor 200mm f4 Micro Nikkor 300mm f4 D
Nikkor 300mm f2.8 VR II
Nikkor 400mm f2.8 VR
As of right now, i am not too worried about what body i am using. I have the thinking that “With good glass every thing i shoot will look better.” Sorta the same lines of thought of th Teachings of the Great Don Nelson( Mr. Pentax) He says that there are two important things in photography. 1. A good piece of glass. 2. The loose nut behind the view finder. Those of you with the 4/3rds system, it would be….. “The loose nut behind the LCD Screen.”
Don Nelson is the one responsible for the Nature Photo Weekend out at Grand Father Mountain. Many have the opinion that it is the best Nature and wild life photo workshop on the east coast. I would agree. Every year great photographers come in and pass along wonderful amounts of knowledge to those in attendance. A real treat for those wanting to get better in those fields of photography.
Lenses are just tools of our trade. Working at Peace Camera i some times see a different side of it. All too many times we can very easily get caught up with just the gear and forget about why we have it all in the first place. The voice in my head at times has told me to just shut up and take the damn picture. New gear/toys are fun and exciting. It is easy to get lost in the numbers of that new toy and worry about piddley stuff and not use the gear in its proper way to make our memories and or wonderful images to share.
Use the gear you have to make the best images you can, up grade tools when possible, but for the most part, just shut up and go make an image.
I have been busy all month shooting. Here are some pics.