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Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself... Victoria, BC

Thorney

Victoria, CA
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Thorney Registered since 09th Dec 2012
Fri 25-Jan-13 02:53 AM | edited Fri 25-Jan-13 03:33 AM by Thorney

Hi Everyone! I am glad to be a new Nikonian and also to be the owner of a new D800. I also have a D200 and recently picked up a beautiful F4 for a song. I have been photographing seriously since I was eleven years old in 1973 when I was gifted with a Canon (pardon my French) FTb. About the coolest thing parents could give a kid in 1973. I began darkroom work at that time. I am a graduate of Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1987) and have a BFA in photography. Over the years I have shown in galleries and also worked commercially as well as my own artistic work. Since beginning to work with a DSLR in 2006 I have been doing some night photography - The photo uploaded here, for example, 63seconds f/16 @ iso 100 on my D200 with Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 @ 18mm (27mm on FX). I call it 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies' because that's the music I hear in my head when I look at the image. DSLRs totally rock for night work! My advice, put it at 100iso and LE noise reduction and then try f/16 at a minute, two minutes, and four minutes. This eats batteries so I use the MB-D200 grip. Things don't always look great on the camera screen but come to life in post production.

I like to work in both monochrome and colour. I also have Contax, Bronica, Shen-Hao, and Ansco (8x10) film cameras. I have used Nikkor large format and enlarging lenses in addition to DSLR glass. I also have owned and used Schneider, Zeiss, Rodenstock, Goerz, and Wollensack view camera lenses. I haven't had the pleasure of using Fuji large or medium format glass but have wanted too. I quite enjoy using my Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 and also Tokina 100mm f/2.8 as well as my Nikkors on the D800.

I do like my primes and don't mind manual focus - put a DK-17M eyepiece on the D800 and this is very helpful. I fully intend to strap my Bronica Zenzanon lenses on the DSLR and will keep my fellow Nikonians up to date on that. Too bad that I have the wrong Zeiss T* lenses for Nikon adaptation as I would definitely give them a whirl.

I am located in one of the few places on Earth that is North, South, East, and West of the USA - that is Victoria BC in Canada. I would love to connect with any local Nikonians.

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In the Divine Light,
Thorney

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