Vaughn T.Winfree

Vaughn T.Winfree

Lives in United States Jacksonville, FL, United States
Works as a RT(R)(CT)(MR), CT / MRI Tech and Photographer
Joined on Aug 4, 2002
About me:

With the current technology available regarding digital, a photographer is only limited by his or her imagination.

Current equipment used: SOLD ALL OF MY DSLR EQUIPMENT...
SONY NEX-7 has become my main camera and has replaced DSLR technology. Zooms are OK, but I love shooting primes. Backup to my NEX-7 is my Canon G-11 and Canon S100.
Having more fun with my NEX-7 and P&S cameras than I ever did with the big DSLR's and huge L-Glass...I am back to doing what I love. Going out on WALK-A-BOUTS in different locations looking for anything that would tell a story one moment in time.
I prefer shooting landscapes anything near water. I view and display my images in WS monitors or large screen TV's. I enjoy putting photos to Video with music on DVD's to share with others. I started selling prints again which my favorite is canvas stretch mount gallery wraps up to 24x40 inch.. The NEX-7 has the resolving power to allow me to create large enough images for my canvas.. Loving every minute of it.

God Bless,

Vaughn

Vaughn T.Winfree's current gear

Canon PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot S100
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN
Has been MY FAVORITE P&S for quite a few years..This little brick of a camera with its flex screen and manual control is simply one of my most favorite cameras I have ever owned for creative photography in a small package that can fit in a pouch on my hip belt next to my cell phone.Getting a little aged in the technology now, but I have not been able to part with it as of yet. It stays in my camera bag along my NEX-7. Does not get used as much anymore. But every now and then it ends up on my belt pouch on my side when the NEX-7 is just too inconvenient.
Great usable photo quality up to ISO1600 for an anywhere on the go low light P&S camera. F/2.0 24mm lens with a 12.1 MP CMOS Sensor.. Digig 5 processor.. 1080P video and burst mode. Canon did a great job with this one. I considered it the best pocket P&S camera when it was released. Newer models out now. Update: Dec 2013, Canon had to fix lens error under warranty. It's still a great small sized camera for in a pinch shots in low light restaurant with friends.
This has been a great landscape photography lens especially for the NEX-7. I have heard that the NEX-7 may have some corner to corner issues with ultra wide lenses. But thus far I have had no issues at 19mm with the Sigma. Its sharp and has great edge detail with nice colors. Again, a great landscape lens. It's a keeper.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Have the BLACK kit lens that came with the NEX-7..It does the job as a walk around lens. It handles the video great as well. There are certainly better lenses out there. But in a pinch for a small zoom lens, it will do the trick just fine in daylight. UPDATE: The lens has surprised me in the past year shooting it at f/8 on landscapes. My copy has produced some beautiful images when set at its sweet spot f/8 at ISO 100-200. It goes to show that the pixel peepers are not always correct and that you don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive lenses.
Sony hit a home run with this lens at f1.8 with OSS.. And it's sharp making a great companion to the NEX-7. If I had only one complaint, I wish it had been made in a black finish. But I'll take it all the same. With a 75mm eq. focal legth, it makes a nice portrait lens. I plan on getting the Black 35 MM equivalent lens in the future.

Vaughn T.Winfree's wish list

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Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS

Vaughn T.Winfree's previous gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 10D
The FIRST digital camera I ever owned... That sucker cost $1000.00 in 2002.. My how things have changed in 12 years.
Last ditch effort to see if I was staying with DSLR's. I am tired of the size and weight.. Did not own one long. Great camera if shooting weddings with the lenses I owned... Now all Canon DSLR's and Canon EF Mount Glass Sold.
The first DSLR I ever owned using a 550EX flash
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Quickly upgraded to the much faster and better 20D using a 580EX along with the 10D which was then a backup camera.
Best use for weddings and special effects.
Great for landscapes
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
The wedding workhorse lens as far as I am concerned. Use heavily as the main stay lens.
One of the best lenses Canon has every made. Big and bulky though.