keithinmelbourne

keithinmelbourne

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Government/ Corrections
Joined on Oct 18, 2008
About me:

I'm a hobbyist, who's been learning digital since 2003. I love photography, and grew up on the imagery of Life photographers and people such as Cartier-Bresson and Ansel
Adams. Digital photography has re-awoken my childhood interest, and I'm having a ball with getting those 'once in a lifetime shots'. I may not be as good as my childhood heroes, but I'm having fun trying.

Canon 5D MkII, 1Dmk III, 1DsMkIII, 17-40 4L, 24-105 4L, 70-200 4L, 100 2.8 macro, 24L, 35L, 50L, 85L, 24mm TS-E, 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8, 135L f2
580EX Flash, several tripods, bags etc., MacBook Pro, Photoshop CS5

keithinmelbourne's recent activity

  • I'm ¬†using the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 and the Canon 50L on my 70D at present, but it depends on what you shoot. The 17 - 40L and the 24-105L is a good combo, but f4 is a bit slow for me. I think the...
  • mrswitters wrote: Up until recently I was a die-hard prime lens user. I preferred the superior IQ, the wider aperture, and in many cases, better subjective (to my eyes, at least) image rendering of...
  • Replied in Back to APS-c
    Lemming51 wrote: sharksnacks wrote: Have any of you given up full frame for APS-c? Why or why not? Yes, I gave up "full frame" 35mm film for APS-C digital. ;) I anticipate never going back to...
  • I bought this as a capable APS-C to my collection. In the cropped category I have a Fuji X100s and a 100D. What grabbed me about the 70D is its AF. I could have bought a 7D body for a little less,...
  • I want to be very fair with this camera. I bought it on impulse because I was going to a concert and the conditions of entry forbade 'professional type' cameras. So, I went to the concert with a...
  • JJ52 wrote: I also purchased the L Series 24-70. What a fantastic lens. I am having a problem though in low light. The lens seems to have a hard time focusing n low light. Are you experiencing that...
  • Scott Larson wrote: draculr wrote: The 85L is better when shooting at f1.2 though Which I have never found a need for. I find f1.4-r1.8 risky except for carefully posed shots. Yes, I've seen lots...
  • songeun7 wrote: The 85L II lens is indeed special lens but.... I recently sold it and bought 100 f2.0 and Fuji X-100s with that money. I couldn't be happier. I get that, but I reckon if I were to...
  • Replied in To Keith:
    canon person wrote: I looked at EVERY ONE of your images on your website, and I am speechless!!!!!!! Each image takes my breath away!!! WOW! I am SO VERY JEALOUS. You are extremely talented. Thanks...
  • Al Downie wrote: With mixed feelings, I've just returned the 60mm I bought from Amazon, and will be selling the X-E1, 35mm and 18-55mm - I'll be very sorry to let it go. It's been great fun to use,...
  • RussellZ wrote: Does it make sense to get EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 when I'll be getting EF-S 18-135mm or should i drop idea of getting kit? Also, I do love that EF-S 17-55mm is F2.8 but is it wide...
  • Created user reviews The 85L II is pure indulgence
    The 85L was a lens I lusted for over 3 years. I bought the 85 f1.8 which was (is) a great performer for the money. Certainly it is faster to focus, accurate, lighter and works decently on a range...
  • Displacer wrote: I am using thi on Nikon D5100 and I have problem calibrating it to be accurate, especially in the far distances. USB dock allows me to calibrate on 18,24,28,35 focal lengths and 4...
  • ok55 wrote: Not quite sure why an 18-35 would be competing with a 24-70... To clarify, the 18-35 is for a crop sensor and the range is more limited. However, in terms of IQ, build and sheer...
  • Created user reviews This lens is rarely off my 6D
    I bought this zoom at the end of a trip around Japan in March last year, after my wife complained about all the gear I was carrying. This seemed the most natural lens to use for travel, because its...
  • Created user reviews Sharp, accurate and fast
    I bought this lens to match my 70D. It is a real 'Swiss Army knife' lens. Sharp throughout the zoom range and sharp at f1.8. The build is excellent and the zoom and focusing rings are very smooth....
  • Created user reviews What a bargain!
    This lens has everything going for it: IQ, build, size, weight and price. What more can I say? Best value for money lens on the market. Congratulations Canon!
  • Realy? Are brick walls out of fashion now? I really like a good brick wall.
  • Really, I think that any addition should have a wide aperture, which is why I voted for the 30mm f1.8. More light, more DOF control. Those two factors win over size anyday.
  • And I thought it was just old age!
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