Doug J

Doug J

Lives in United States living in Asia for the past 12 years, home is in, FL, United States
Has a website at
Joined on Dec 9, 2002
About me:

Various film bodies beginning in the 60's, including medium format, later a Minolta SRT 201; some misc. digital P&S cameras and eventually moved to Canon 10D; now shoot with a 30D & 1DMkIII, I replaced a S45 with a S100 for travel & casual shooting.

I use an iPhone 5s for more casual stuff lately, I'll probably add a mirrorless body to replace the 30D for shots beyond what the iPhone & S100 can do. Although I really like a "fit in the pocket" camera like the S100.

Lenses are a key part of photography gear, what I currently shoot with:

EF 20mm f/2.8
EF 24mm f/1.4L
EF 17-40mm f/4.0L
EF 50mm f/1.4
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS
EF 300mm f/4.0L IS
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

Tripods, monopods, heads, a 4th Dimension Mongoose M3.6 gimbal, flashes, flash extender, plus the routine assortment of parts & pieces. I'm still looking for skill....

In spite of my limitations, many of my photos have been published. Even a blind squirrel gets lucky sometimes and finds a nut...

Recent activity


Snapshot of threads updated recently in which you have recently participated.

Subject Forum Last post
Photography ban in Europe Open Talk 3 min ago
image is blurry through viewfinder Open Talk 9 min ago
To all back-button focusers... Open Talk 1 hour ago
I know it's theft but what would you do? Open Talk 2 hours ago
Enthusiast compact pricing Open Talk 7 hours ago
Guy Shoots Down Neighbor’s Drone, Gets Sued, Loses News & Rumors Talk 9 hours ago
Ming Thein's 5DSR Review (Part 1) Canon EOS-1D / 5D / 6D Talk 11 hours ago
Opinions: what is a desirable camera for street thieves in eastern Europe or Turkey? Open Talk 21 hours ago
air travel with lenses Canon SLR Lens Talk 23 hours ago
When NOT to use a lens hood? Open Talk 1 day ago
My thread is attracting trolls. What to do? Site Feedback and Help 1 day ago
Which D600 50mm setup looks coolest? Open Talk 1 day ago
Buying photography equipment/services in SE Asia? Open Talk 1 day ago
Great Forums, diabolical layout. Open Talk 2 days ago
Would you want a second hand camera if you paid for a new one? Open Talk 2 days ago
There is a good reason to avoid off-brand memory cards... Open Talk 3 days ago
Got trolled by Canon Repair >_> Open Talk 4 days ago
Chimping Open Talk 4 days ago
Why buy expensive gear? Open Talk 4 days ago
The cult of street photography Open Talk 4 days ago
banned! Open Talk 5 days ago
When will GPS be standard on cameras? Open Talk 5 days ago
Feedback to ADORAMA .. re: overseas shipping cost Open Talk 5 days ago
DSLRs collapsing, Mirrorless rising in gemany News & Rumors Talk 6 days ago
eBay just sucks. Open Talk 6 days ago
Organic sensor with Liquid cooling Open Talk 1 week ago
Satisfied? Open Talk 1 week ago
Why do DSLR's need to be so noisy? Open Talk 1 week ago
Would you pay $40 in fees for criminal background checks to take yearbook pictures? Open Talk 1 week ago
IATA backs down from proposed size reduction in airline carry-ons News & Rumors Talk 1 week ago
Raccoon on Alligator - your take Open Talk 1 week ago
This is how to fix a camera!!! Genius Open Talk 1 week ago
Why is Canon still #1? Open Talk 2 weeks ago
would you be willing to be a minimum wage camera engineer? Open Talk 2 weeks ago
Photoshop Elements Open Talk 2 weeks ago
What Last Version Of Photoshop Didn't Require... Open Talk 2 weeks ago
When you declare the work of a photograhper fake, are you essentially calling him a liar? Open Talk 2 weeks ago
Since Adobe is clearly no longer fully supporting Lightroom. What next? Open Talk 2 weeks ago
hazardous magnetic fields created by digital cameras? Open Talk 2 weeks ago
Changes in Airline Regulations with Carry-on Luggage Open Talk 2 weeks ago
disqualified from challange, no rules broken Site Feedback and Help 2 weeks ago
IF...there be a demise Open Talk 3 weeks ago
DP Review Fujifilm sweepstakes for US citizens only? Open Talk 3 weeks ago
Sobering Sony slide showing almost no ILC growth. Open Talk 3 weeks ago
SharePoint Coaching in Chennai Open Talk 3 weeks ago
can i use my eos 40d with eos utility Without a CF? Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk 3 weeks ago
[RUMOR] Trusted source says Sony *may* announce a new E-mount camera in late May News & Rumors Talk 3 weeks ago
Is it ok to ask a wedding photog for their raw files, if they have any? Open Talk 3 weeks ago
What is the most photographer-hostile country? Open Talk 4 weeks ago
A disturbing trend Open Talk 4 weeks ago