Jay Brookstone

Jay Brookstone

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

Jay Brookstone's recent activity

  • The Canon 85mm f1.8 has a relatively low price and provides excellent sharpness and contrast. No surprises - it simply works.  I've used it for portraits and night street photography with ...
  • Regarding the Canon 300mm f2.8 L (IS or no IS, Mark I or II), its a fixed focal length lens, so prepare to swap tele-converters a lot for sports.  Second, its massive compared to the 100-400 (I or ...
  • I have both the Canon 24-105 F4 IS L and the 24-70 f2.8 L Mark I and have used them on a wide variety of Canon bodies over the years - including the 5D Mark III and 7D Mark I. The 24-105 is ...
  • Beware of absolute rules...  they're like training wheels on bicycles.  A good starting point, but very limiting to growth once you grasp the basics. Image stabilization is very useful for sports, ...
  • Suggest the following Lens combo for compact travel to France: 24-105 f4 IS L - All purpose walk-around (hard to go wrong with this one).  Tried and true.  Get this 1st. 16-35 f4 IS L - Wide angle ...
  • But... The Canon 300mm f2.8 IS L I or II is a terrific lens for sports, especially when paired with 1.4x and 2x (II or III) Canon TCs.  This combo provides alot of flexibility (300mm f2.8, 420mm f4 ...
  • Just returned from months of national/ international travel where kit weight and size had to be minimal, image quality had to be high and optical versatility was very desireable. The Canon 70-300 ...
  • I
  • N.T.
  • Performance is similar.  5D III has slightly better autofocus, D750 has slightly better noise performance.  Both are excellent cameras and can produce outstanding images.  D750 is much less ...
  • Non of the wide angle lenses you mentioned are suitable for broad, general walk around use.  Of the three, the 16-35 f4 IS L has the best image quality. Now that you've spent the cash for a quality ...
  • I've had serious problems with the 24-70 f2.8 L, involving several copies, over many years.  Fasteners popped out inside the lens, internal wiring harnesses broke loose, the lens elements were ...
  • About 60% of the way zoomed towards telephoto, the Canon 28-300 IS L hits a "notch" and the trombone-like action, very smooth on the 100-400 IS L, becomes much stiffer.  When I acquired this lens ...
  • Replied in For baseball...
    Apples to oranges. The 100-400 will provide much more versatility in capturing unexpected action... i.e. a flying catch in the outfield when expecting a play at 2nd base. But it will not even ...
  • QUOTE: "If it was still under warranty after 3rd time in service they either had to replace with d610 or issue you a refund. Nikon service gave me full refund after 3rd time ...pondering selling my ...
  • On a 5D Mark III in bright light, it is doing very, very well. I normally shoot baseball (high school and college) with a combo of the Canon 5D Mk III + 300 mm f2.8 IS L (plus 1.4x and 2x TC IIs), ...
  • Replied in Look again...
    At 16mm/f4, the TDP (www.thedigitalpicture.com) vignetting plots show -3 stops down in the corners that improves to -2 stops as the inner 2/3 image circle is approached, most visible in the upper ...
  • Just:  I'm not photographing a sphere and atmospheric lensing is not in play here.  The subject, such as it is, is at virtual infinity and the lens is pretty well corrected for Petzval field ...
  • Tim... do you really have a point? Suggest you look at my examples above, look at the measured vignetting profiles at "www.thedigitalpicture.com", and be done with it.  Regarding lack of correction ...
  • Tim:  T-Stops are not complex and have been around forever, particularly for filmography, where lens light transmission efficiency can make a difference in scene consistency, particularly when ...
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
Jay Brookstone has not added any gear yet.
Total messages 316
Threads started 14
Last post 1 day ago
Total comments 0
Total likes 0
Total reviews 0
Entries 0
Votes cast 0
Photos uploaded 0