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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.
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 enjoy taking pictures of people in real life open settings.

God Bless,


Vaughn T.Winfree's current gear

Canon PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot S100
Sony Alpha NEX-7
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.
The best camera I have ever owned... I have had DSLR's and they were too big and heavy but was a requirment to have back then.. For my style shooting the size and weight of this type of APS-C camera is exactly what I love. I am not interested in FF as the benefits are minimal to this type of APS-C camera keeping the size as small as possible with a lot of resolving power 24.3 MP sensor... Sony should have moved forward with this type of camera. Oh well.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
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.
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.

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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.