The heavens parted, and Craigslist shone down upon me…

I’ve been getting more and more into my camera lately. The other day I was browsing Craigslist and I saw an interesting ad… Skip a few steps and I ended up with a bunch of new lenses, an old film body, and a lot of other doodads. Just because I had fun shooting it, you will find pix of the new lenses below.


I’ve also been reading the strobist a lot lately, and I was trying to get a decent light setup going. Trying is the most important part of that sentence : )



55mm nikon macro

55mm nikon macro



I’ve been shooting some time lapses with this one lately. More to come on that.



nippon 28mm f/3.5

nippon 28mm f/3.5





spiratone 20mm f/2.8

spiratone 20mm f/2.8




nikon 50mm f/1.4 - Fassssssssssst lens. Old Glass

nikon 50mm f/1.4 - Fassssssssssst lens. Old Glass



This one lives on my camera when I’m shooting slow moving stuff for fun. I don’t need the 1.4 often, but I like having it nonetheless..



Quantaray 50mm f/2.8

Quantaray 50mm f/2.8



I ended up giving this lens to a friend. Who needs 3 50’s and a 55? not me.



Nikon 135mm f/3.5

Nikon 135mm f/3.5



Dont’ know what to do with this one.



Nikkor-Q 200mm f/4

Nikkor-Q 200mm f/4



Same here. 200 isn’t as long as I want it to be.



Nikon F2 Photomic

Nikon F2 Photomic


This camera really tried hard to win my love. It feels so good in your hand. It is one solid chunk of metal. It remind me of the primal feel you get when you hold a well made wrench, or a gun. Nothing like my d40 at all. It weighs a lot, and has a presence in your hand. Everything is manual on it. It is the last of the f series to be able to run without a battery. I love how I was able to use it without reading a manual as well. It is as well designed as something this complicated could possibly be. It clicks, it turns, snaps – and works. More than 40 years after it was built all it needed was a battery for the light meter and a roll of film!

I’ve got to curb my craigslist enthusiasm for a little bit – to let me finances catch up. Hopefully that will give me some time to take some pictures!

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