|Message from Darren Livingston
I've been involved in photography as a profession for about 40 years. My first SLR was a Canon FTb with a 50mm f/1.8. It wasn't long before I had a Canon AE-1 also. Then lenses started to follow with a 35mm f/2.0, a 100mm f/2.8 and a 70-210 f/3.5. By 1981 I had added the Canon F-1n.
Fast forward to 1987. Canon introduced their new autofocus SLRs which instantly made all my lenses obsolete if I wanted to move into the auto focus world since the manual focus lenses were incompatible with the new camera bodies. At the beginning I had always wanted Nikon but couldn't afford them. So now was my chance...I sold all my Canon gear and bought the new Nikon 8008 and a couple of their new autofocus lenses.
Fast forward again to 2001. Bought my first DSLR also Nikon and haven't looked back. I love digital and here is a partial list of the gear I use today: All Nikon, D3S, D800e, D200IR bodies.
Lenses, 14-24 f/2.8, 16-35 f/4VR, 24 f/1.4, 24 f/2.8, 50 f/1.4, 50 f/1.2, 105 f/2.8VR Micro, 28-70 f/2.8, 24-120 f/4VR, 70-200 f/2.8VR, 70-300 f/4VR, 80-400VRII, 200-400 f/4VR, 300 f/4, 300 f/2.8VR and TCs 1.4, 1.7 and 2.0III.
I hope you take a look at some of my photos.