jason sheridan

jason sheridan

Lives in Canada ON, Canada
Works as a Chemistry/Biology Teacher
Has a website at www.sheridanphoto.com
Joined on Aug 9, 2003

jason sheridan's current gear

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
This was the first body that I thought was a justifyable upgrade over the 20D. Great functionality/features, fast, decent resolution (much better than 20/30/40D), durable body. I bought one new at the end of its life cycle and a second 2 years later used for 1/3 the price. I would love the 7D (it's little better in every regard so its a sustantive upgrade) but at 3 times the price not worth it to me.
This is my favorite lens that I own. With a 1.6x crop body it makes an excellent wildlife lens, similar to a 500mm f4. It handles like a dream, is built like a tank & has all the feature boxes ticked (IS, focus limiter, sliding hood, USM). There is one problem ITS OLD, because it was enginered 15 years ago it has only 2 stop IS & optically could improve (very good on it's own & decent with 1.4x)
This is the best quality lens I have owned/used. Functionaly its about perfect, mechanichally its excellent, but it is still not my most used lens. It not usually long enough for wildlife, does not make a great close-up lens and often too long for typical landscape shoots. I do love it for photographing my children, wildlife in habitat and extractive landscape shoots. The IS is phenomenal and easily gives 4 stops.
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro

jason sheridan's wish list

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Canon EOS 70D
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM

jason sheridan's previous gear

Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 300D (EOS Digital Rebel / EOS Kiss Digital)
My first DSLR that I was total happy with (still love the images made with it). It punched above its weight & competed with 10MP DSLRs. A solid body & quality better than the rebel/10D. The 20D was substantially better than film in all regards & handled like a decent film SLR. It had a lousy screen & it's images could not be cropped too much but I used it for years with great success.
I owned a 40D for a short period of time as a second body to my 50D but sold it. I could not go back to the lower resolution sensor (I was always reaching for the 50D) so it was only a back-up instead of a second body. Also the low res. screen and the liveview implimentation were anoying.
My first entry into digital. Was slow to use but the resolution was as good as film and the lack of grain was amazing. The body was made like a toy but once I was I saw the quality of the files it was not long until my film equipment was up for sale. To be able to change the iso on the fly, shoot hundreds of shoots with out stopping and useable iso 800 made me not miss film.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Bought this with the original rebel. Functionally and mechanically its embarrassingly poor. Optically its not too bad but not likely to please most people.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Other gear:
  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC