Hello there, Nikongearers!
Was about nine years when I got my first camera, a Kodak Starlet Brownie, and 50 years later I bought a Nikon V1, for my wife. I bought it a few weeks before her birthday, but then she wanted an OM-D (she had an old E-PL1, with some lenses) so the V1 became my property.
I had before this been an avid Pentax fan, at least since I returned to the world of SLRs, ending my line of Pentax purchases with the K-5 (by now sold, together with a bunch of lenses). My wife had also had a background, before I met her, of Pentax SLRs, and she had by now a K-5, which she sold to finance her collection of MFT lenses.
Well, I quickly became friends with V1 (which I bought at full price when introduced!), added a 30-110, really superb on the V1, a FT1 adapter and started to collect F Mount lenses, first a 53 DX, a used 18-70, a 50/1.4G, a few antiques (the classic 80-200 & a very old 400/5.6), a 85/1.8G, and a AF-S 70-300 VR that works like a dream on the V1, sharp as a needle, and with very good VR, too. Eventually I got the 18.5, which is the one I use the most.
That made me curious how these lenses would work on an F Mount camera, so I bought a D3200, and then a D600 - which is off for medical treatment/replacement, due to oil-on-sensor problems!
Professionally, I have used cameras, but not in my present line of work. I even had, ages ago, my hand on classics, like SInars, Hasselblad SWCs, and some very old Nikons (in those long forgotten times just called Nikkormat).
Love bird photography, close-ups/macros.