Jay Brookstone

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

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  • Sorry, couldn't help myself.  Both are great bodies with nothing to apologize for.  But they are different TOOLs. I shoot with both the 1Dx and 5D Mark III and push them both very hard:  ISO, ...
  • Years ago I had a similar experience with a 24-70 f2.8 L lens that had a softness issue.  The lens came back from Canon in Irvine CA with the zoom ring frozen solid and not a single mark on the ...
  • Currently on travel in Florida shooting baseball for an (unspecified) team. I regularly use both the Canon 300mm f2.8 IS L and 400mm f2.8 IS L and the 1.4x and 2x TCs, generally on 1Dx bodies. Both ...
  • The 300mm f2.8 IS L is pretty much unmatched optically in the Canon line and has always worked well with the 1.4x and 2x TCs.  This yields not only superb images but great flexibility, as with the ...
  • 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 ...
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