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Nikon Gear Arranged Neatly: This is One Photographer’s Collection


If you like both photography and “things arranged neatly” photos, check out this photo of photographer John S. Payne‘s Nikon SLR collection. Actually, this is only about 1/3 of his entire collection.

Payne is a North Carolina-based photographer who has been shooting with Nikon since 1975 and seriously collecting since the early 1990s. He now has about 150 Nikon cameras and 155 lenses with a total value of about $150,000.

We previously featured his camera collection in July 2016, when it was worth $125,000. Here’s the “family portrait” we shared at the time:

If you’re wondering how he manages to store so much gear, here’s the answer: Payne took a giant 1929 vintage movie theater and converted it into his personal photo studio, which also doubles as his little private camera museum.

P.S. And yes, Payne is the owner of 3 cats.