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Registered: Aug 04, 2012

Country: United States

City: Roseville CA

  

Hello all, my name is Kevin. I am a
military
brat and proud of it. Because of my
fathers service, I have had the opportunity
to travel the world and see things many
people only get to read about in books.
To
date, I have visited 23 different
countries, including some that are no
longer
there. I am also married and have
two beautiful daughters.

I was first introduced to photography as a
child. My grandmother was very
interested in cameras, and had many
different examples in her possession.
When I was about ten, I was visiting with
her for a few weeks and she brought
some of them out for me to play with.
She
didn't have the money for film or
developing, but she would look through
the
viewfinder with me and snap mental
pictures of what she saw. She did have a
few Polaroid cameras and a Canon
rangefinder that she occasionally would
run
film through. I still have those...

My first camera was a Pentax Auto-110
Super. I had the entire kit, including the
rare flash. Man, I wish I still had it. My
first
35mm was a Pentax P3 with a 28-
80mm. That camera was a tank and it
still
took pictures up until I gave it to an
aspiring young photog in need of a film
camera. I also had a Canon T80 with all
the trimmings and a Canon Rebel. Once
digital started to produce some decent
cameras, I fell on hard financial times. I
traded all of my camera gear for cash
and a small point and shoot. I shot with it
for about 5 years.

During that time, I would put a few dollars
here, a $5 there, into an envelope under
my mattress. When I started saving,
DSLR's were just hitting the market and I
knew I wanted one some day. Ten years
later, the Nikon D7000 came to market
and I just knew it was the camera for me.
It
had all the features I thought I could
want or need. Pulled out the envelope,
and
paid cash for the basic kit. It took me
a year to really start using it.

Over Thanksgiving 2012, my aunt gave
me
her old Nikon FG. The body was no
longer functional, but it had your basic
50mm f/1.8 attached to it. It sat in my
cabinet until I stumbled onto the Manual
Focus Nikon lens thread here at Fred
Miranda. After reading through the thread
for a week, I decided to try and see if
the lens would work on my D7000...what
do
you know? It does! AND it takes
really nice pictures! What is that, old
manual lenses are just as nice as newer
glass, yet cost a lot less?! I was
hooked... I
have taken over 8000 pictures since
November of 2012, all with manual glass.

Kevin Woodard

Bodies
Nikon D7000, gripped
2x Nikkormat FTn (one affectionately known as
Harold and not for sale)
Nikon N6006
Nikon N90

Manual Focus lenses

Nikon Series E 28mm f/2.8
Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 (qty 2)
Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5
Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 AI'd
Nikkor-Micro 55mm f/2.8 (mint in box, needs a good
cleaning, focus very stiff and oil on aperture)
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 non-AI
Nikkor 43-85mm f/3.5 non-AI (qty 2)
Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI
Nikkor 55mm f/1.2 AI (not for sale)

Auto-Focus lenses

None!

Tubes, Diopters and extras

Nikon Close-Up Lens #1 (not for sale)
M2 extension tube (not for sale)
SB-15 (repaired to working)
SB-25 (repaired to working)
tripods, monopods, light kits, and filters out the
wazoo!