Joined on Feb 17, 2012
About me:

Amateur photographer primarily shooting in adventure and urban exploration contexts.

DtEW's current gear

Canon EOS 6D
Sony Alpha a6000
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
For a UWA zoom, this lens is fairly incredible. It achieves a high degree of sharpness across the entire field even at its widest FL at wide open aperture. I am completely impressed.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC
Bower-branded version. It delivered the goods on an epic, once-in-a-lifetime shot. 'Nough said.
Bower-branded version. Assuming you get a good, centered copy, this is probably the most coma-free superfast 24mm (and thereabouts) out there at the moment for the purpose of astrophotography. YMMV.
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Black version. I also had a silver version that I gave away, but this list does not allow listing of the same item in two categories.
Black version. I also had a silver version that I gave away, but this list does not allow listing of the same item in two categories.
Canon Pixma Pro-10
Cheap prints once you get on Precision Colors' refills!
Other gear:
  • 3Pod P5CRH tripod/head
  • Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon 2,8/28 T*
  • Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 1,7/50 T*
  • Giottos MTL-9371B tripod
  • Gitzo GT2540EX Explorer tripod
  • Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
  • Really Right Stuff BH-40 ballhead

DtEW's wish list

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM
Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

DtEW's previous gear

Canon PowerShot S100 (2000) (Digital IXUS)
Pentax Optio W10
Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Traded up to a Canon PowerShot G11 using Canon loyalty program.
Destroyed by water ingress (abusive use beyond norm).
Gave it to family.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Gave it to family.
With UWA and fisheye adapters. Gave it to family.
A great lens that is often underrated due to its status as a kit lens, and overshadowed optically by other options within the Canon line. But it is a lens with a very high utility quotient, and you will find yourself shooting a good part of your work with it, esp. when the demands are unpredictable.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN
Gave it to family. A supremely sharp little lens with good rendering characteristics. Not a fan of its bokeh, though, which seems to demand more of your attention than it should.
Gave it to family.
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | A
Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX
Gave it to the significant other.
Sold simply because analysis revealed that I did not use it much despite being in the range of FLs I use often. Replaced with a Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art.
Astigmatism in the corners that never really went away as you stopped down. Prone to purple flaring at high-contrast junctions. Optically, not my favorite lens. But built like a brick and a fan of Tokina's unique AF/MF switching method.
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | A
Tried to acquire one, but ended up with two consecutive bad copies. Opted for a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.