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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  • Sig: Canon EF 70-200 L lenses in all varieties (IS, non-is, f4, f2.8, V1, V2)  are all excellent performers.  Hard to go wrong, period.  The f2.8 versions (of which there are 3) allow better ...
  • ,,,Oh... and I never adjust the image in camera - alway in Post with Photoshop or Lightroom.  Processing throws away some image data, and when shooting in marginal condtions, its best to preserve ...
  • Pretty close...  except for distance - 0.5M is VERY close for a 50mm or even 35mm lens ( even on FF). I generally shoot events at f2.8 and crank up the ISO to about 3200 on a Canon 5D Mark III. ...
  • Sounds like a wide angle for event photography.... Note that at 30 cm in particular, and to a lesser extent out to a couple meters, a large aperture lens (f1.4 for example) will have a very shallow ...
  • I've been all over the planet with this lens (Canon 24-105 F4 IS L) and used and abused it for more than 10  years on tens of thousands of images  It has never let me down, in performance or ...
  • Replied in Are you kidding?
    Fog: I've lived through 110 film, 35mm, Polaroid, cellphones, the birth of Digital bodies and up to the present. A lot of it was junk, by today's standards. And the prints still get admired today. ...
  • John: Answering your questions in order: "The depth of field differences do not appear significant. At 80', half the width of a football field, at 2.8, the DoF is 78.22-81.86'. At 4 it's 77.51-82.65'.
  • Photo: Its the only lens in this range I've shot that is sharp edge to edge, and exceptional in the center.  None of the Canon (and 3rd party) f2.8 16-35's I've shot are very good beyond the middle ...
  • OMFG: The 70-200 f2.8 IS L is a standard (and low-light) lens for so many uses its hard to imagine why it should go:  Weddings, concerts, sports, etc. The 100-400 adds long reach with good ...
  • Not too many experienced shooters use RAW for sports. If you are a pro, shooting a 1Dx,  it limits buffer depth (opportunities are missed) slows down field transfers of images to media offices and ...
  • Hi Ed: This full-frame body yields excellent, low-noise IQ, is well built and its silent shooting mode is really silent. The AF is also very good.  Even new, its price has dropped with the ...
  • Hi FF: ...but in general, try to use a focus point directly over the point of interest on the subject to minimize focus errors.  We really didn't have that option in the film days and "pixel ...
  • Hi Aus: I've worn out the shutter mechanisms on some of my Canon bodies (non were a 5D Mark III) and one of the failure modes I've experienced was similar to yours.  The body would sometimes start ...
  • Hi Rer: Until recently, the pump-action 100-400 IS L had set the standard for best value/most versatile sports lens in the Canon L lineup (IMHO).  The pump action is smooth and easy to use with ...
  • Replied in YES
    Hi Graham: The 5D Mark III has excellent high ISO performance, and you can take advantage of this.  Set the shutter speed to 1/1500th, aperture at f2.8, set ISO to Auto and let the ISO float to the ...
  • I shoot sports extensively and have used the 28-300 IS L for soccer on crop frame bodies with good results.  If you are shooting from the sidelines and the action moves in close, then away, the ...
  • Shutter: The IIIs probably work well, too. But its the lens that is really special.  The 300mm f2.8 IS L (versions I and II) both tolerate the Canon 1.4x and 2x extenders better than any other ...
  • Hello again, Abu: I see that you are once again doing your best to personally attack me in the most offensive way possible.  But, as before, you've pretty much missed the point. There is no ...
  • Replied in Not many....
    Hi Ryan: First - I'm glad you are enjoying the 55-250 STM lens. If it inspires you to be creative and shoot more, its a good lens, period. Professional photography is another issue, though. Paid ...
  • Hi TJ: You can shoot sports with either a 300mm or 400mm prime, with the 400mm doing well for outfield shots on a crop body and the 300mm better for shots of the pitcher from behind the backstop ...
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