Jay Brookstone

Jay Brookstone

Lives in United States Southern, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 5, 2004

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  • Replied in Pros and Cons...
    Hi Hotdog: I shoot a great deal of sports and use the Canon 300mm f2.8 IS L, 400mm F2.8 IS L and 100-400 IS L (both version 1).  All are used in combination with a Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS L and full ...
  • Hi Bill: The 70-300 IS DO is a very well built lens and excellent for traveling light, I did not mean to shoot it down in that sense. But a TC (on a crop body in particular) requires an ...
  • Lighten up, Abu - diversity of opinion and viewpoint is a good thing.  Honest! Jay
  • Replied in 70-300 IS DO
    Hi Clark: 70-300 IS DO image quality has been very good on full-frame and OK on crop frame bodies in my work.  Its main value is that it is very small, very tough and unobtrusive - few people ...
  • You give me far too much credit for understanding your off-topic comments. Jay
  • Replied in Mac, or Abu....
    Interesting off-topic ambush.  Are you following me?  I'm flattered. Your point is that you love and worship the 55-250 STM.  OK.  Enjoy.  But it has nothing to do at all with my comments above. Jay
  • Replied in Star-D?
    OK, I stand corrected on the current crop of adapters.  But it seems the conclusions are the same.
  • Replied in Understand...
    Shot out of country last year with another pro to capture intimate details of local life.  We had severe size/weight restrictions due to a need for low profile.  She chose a very compact ...
  • Good wager, wrong assumption or web page. I'm pooh-poohing the 70-300 IS DO with a 1.4x TC on a crop body. Nothing here about a 55-250 STM.  But the STM will not work on full-frame bodies.  The ...
  • 1. Use cellphones to shoot their friends weddings and then wonder why the Costco prints are so bad. 2. Use cellphones to shoot their friends weddings and then justify the bad results to buy a newer ...
  • Replied in Star-D?
    Hi Gabe: Dead end, I'm afraid. Star-D is a name I have not heard in a very long time.  Used to make some decent tripods for 8 and 16mm amateur movie film cameras.  Think of them as a reseller of ...
  • Pros: 1.  On a clear day, the 600mm can "see" a long way, and you just MIGHT get that once in a lifetime shot IF you happen to be carrying the lens. 2.  It will be the most impressive lens in your ...
  • Bill: I am one of the few who actually have, use and like the Canon 70-300 IS DO.  It is at its best on a full-frame body and performs less well on a crop body, like the 7D.  To be blunt, it is not ...
  • ... but try out the system before you sell your other Canon gear - any of it - to make sure you can live with the compromise. Why go with micro 4/3 and walk away from 35mm system equivalents? Becau ...
  • Hi Ty: Your 85mm lens is too short for most baseball action on a FF body like the 6D Some general guidelines for sports photos... Good Sports Photo Ingredients: 1. Try to tell an interesting ...
  • ...I tried it out exactly the way I use other lenses.  And the results are the results. Jay
  • Euell: I've found that AF fine adjust values must be set differently for each TC/lens combo, for best results. You might try this adjustment, if your camera body supports it.  The 1.4x TC seems to ...
  • ...That I have "...just a 7D"? Regarding bragging, fact are facts and lenses and camera bodies are just tools for professionals, not trophies.  And professionals who do well in their business tend ...
  • Hi Mac: I did promise to try out the Canon 55-250 STM lens by this weekend, remember. So here is what I found... Borrowed the STM lens from a local supplier I do a lot of business with and shot ...
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