Lives in United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom
Works as a Certainly not a photographer!
Joined on Apr 27, 2009
About me:

Equipment owned or previously owned:
1000D (XS)
550D (T2i)
5D mark I
Sigma 10-20
Canon 18-55 IS
Tamron 28-75 f2.8
Canon 50 f1.8 II
Canon 55-250
Canon 100mm f2.8 USM (macro, wonderful)
Canon 100-300 f4.5-5.6 (awful)
Sigma 100-300 f4 (great)
Sigma 1.4 and 2x teleconverters
Off-brand 1.7x converter

hesbehindyou's recent activity

  • Are you crazy? DPReview have a whole site devoted to smartphone photography. There's also Instagram, which is built around smartphones. IQ and ergonomics are not all-important to all.
  • 17k is their second hand price. New price has been fairly constant since at least 2013, at least in the UK: http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Sigma/Sigma-Canon-Fit-Lenses/Sigma-200-500mm-f2.8-EX- ...
  • An excellent series of videos gives a rundown of AF features, instruction in how to use them and also how to avoid the problems inherent in autofocus. Although using Canon cameras the first two ...
  • Replied in 50 1.8 or 1.4
    Hi Phil, I find nine AF points frustrating for portraits even though I've never had the joy of using more so I think you'd find it even more frustrating than me. Waiting for the 6D mkii would ...
  • Replied in 50 1.8 or 1.4
    I agree with Steve Balcombe; your primary reason is depth of field. Full frame will give you not just shallower depth of field with your existing lenses but also a faster drop off from in-focus to ...
  • Replied in 5D or 5Ds ?
    He's asking only about the 5D 'mark I'. When he writes 5Ds he's using the plural - he could have written 5D's, but either is standard usage, at least in the UK.
  • The problem you've got is that even the cheaper lenses cost real money, and when you get the lens you really want are then redundant. Getting the 50 1.8 STM would be even cheaper and would still ...
  • Ideally you'd get a 'faster' lens, by this we mean a lens with a larger aperture so it lets more light in (giving you faster shutter speeds). f4 and f2.8 lenses can be quite expensive... on the ...
  • Replied in Canon 5D
    Bigger, brighter viewfinder at the expense of no live view. Higher ISOs are poor and the LCD screen doesn't display colours accurately (on mine, at least). My view on full frame is that the biggest ...
  • I translate this as: "I seldom photograph scenes where the auto white balance gets it wrong". Other people shoot more varied things than you :shrugs:
  • :rollseyes: Yes, of course they do. People don't buy expensive cameras just for the ergonomics, or buy, say, HD TVs simply because SD is no longer available. It's both, in varying degrees. As an ...
  • No one says it can't be done, they say it may degrade quality such that it becomes noticeable. One can push the post processing ...
  • Under certain artificial light (or a mixture of different types of light) the camera will get it wrong. In addition, the camera will often get it 'not as you want it' e.g. in golden hour sunlight ...
  • Anyone else read this and think it was kinda... obvious?

  • Not surprised; surreptitiously taking photos of young ladies in swimwear is creepy in anyone's book. I'd certainly have approached him to check his motivations.
  • In terms of merely getting a properly exposed photo, even with flash, it's happened already. What we pay photographers for now is their equipment, lighting, composition, the studio, speed, holding ...
  • There's: Tamron 70-300 VC. Pros - faster focusing, particularly in acquiring initial focusing. - 300mm - works on full frame too Cons - starts at 70mm. Most find starting at 55 surprisingly useful ...
  • Given that there is two IS versions I thought it worth clarifying: Listed sharpest first is IS mark II, non-IS, IS mark I.
  • (1) The 18-135 STM is a very good lens and has a much more useful focal range than the 18-55. (2) The 75-300 is ...
  • While I don't know enough about video to provide a definitive answer, check out Magic Lantern. It provides Canon bodies with significant upgrades to functionality for both still and video users ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
hesbehindyou has not added any gear yet.
Total messages 1622
Threads started 18
Last post 3 weeks ago
Total comments 16
Total likes 30
Last post 3 months ago
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 52
Photos uploaded 40
Last upload Dec 3, 2011