dave vichich

dave vichich

Lives in United States Twin Cities, MN, United States
Works as a Construction worker
Has a website at www.davev.smugmug.com
Joined on Nov 7, 1999

dave vichich's current gear

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 70D
Great camera when I bought it, but it's showing it's age. In it's time I thought it was great, but after looking at the images from my 6D, the 5DMKII just seems a bit lacking.
If this camera gave me a couple more frames/sec, and a little better autofocusing system, it's be 5 stars. On IQ alone, it's a 5.
The 70D was going to be my in-between camera waiting for a 7DMKII to come out. It works so well for my kind of shooting, I feel that I no longer need the 7DMKII.
Sony Alpha NEX-3
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
First dip into the Sony interchangeable lens cameras. I was never to thrilled with ether of them, (Nex 7) but I don't think I really gave them a chance.
If this camera had the lay out of my Canons, I'd probably love it. But the menu system really bogs it down.
Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 SF
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Not a great lens, but at the price, everyone should have one.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
The other lens that my wife has taken over. I would say that it really doesn't do anything great, but it does everything a bit above average.
IMO, this should be rated as an "L" lens. It is a fantastic lens, but for some reason I rarely use it. Probably because the 18-135 stm kit lens has a better range and 95% of the IQ.
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
For a kit lens, the quality is surprising. The 4.5 star rating isn't because it can replace "L" lenses. It's there because I believe it to be the best kit lens Canon offers for a crop camera.
Does what it was made to do.
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
Does what it was made to do.
This lens is so good, I'm probably going to sell my 300L f2.8is. I use it with a tc, and the fact that it's a zoom allows me change things up without running around. 95 - 98% of the IQ of the Canon 300L f2.8is.
I bought this as a travel lens, and for that, it works very well.
Sigma 2x EX DG Tele Converter
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake
Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
This is a very good all in one lens. The only reason to have to 18-55 kit lens is to save on size and weight.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
I bought this long ago, at that time it was a pretty good all in one lens. As time went by, it has fallen to the wayside.
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
Tokina AT-X 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 DX Fish-eye
This used to be my go to lens when the light was getting low. I loaned it to my wife 3 years ago, she won't give it back. Great lens.
I haven't used this lens much, but it is a fun lens, built like a tank.