Jeff Morris

Jeff Morris

Lives in United States DeWitt, United States
Works as a Owner custom electronics installation co.
Has a website at thetheaterroom.com
Joined on Aug 8, 2001
About me:

Working on website should be complete by 8/2014.
Mastering digital photography, should have it done by 2020!
Long time B/W darkroom photographer.
Current gear;
Fuji X-E1
My small kit of lenses:
Fuji XF 18-55mm
Fuji XF 55-200mm
Waiting for a Fuji XF 10-24mm
Manfrotto Carbon One tripod and Carbon Cne monopod.
Nikon T5, Canon D500 diopters

More misc. stuff than you can shake a stick at. ;-)
A poop load of point and shoots from Canon, Sony etc.

Jeff Morris' current gear

Fujifilm X-E1
Nikon 1 V1
Nikon D800
With 18-55mm lens
Still working with it as of 3/2012
WOW... Fantastic files, detail up the wazzu... A great camera, yet I can not help but think it was released to soon. (I know it was delayed do to the disaster in Japan. :-(
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Nikon 1 Nikkor 10mm f/2.8
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G
Sharp, Sharp, Sharp, awesome build quality, a jewel. Now owning the D800 the 14-24 becomes a MUST have lens. It's corner sharpnes is astounding when stoped down to f4 or F5.6. This sharpness is critical on the D800. I did not fully appreciate why so many reviewers flipped over this lens when it first came out until I purchased a 18mm AIS, now I know why.
My initial impression of this lens is that it is priced about $200 USD higher than it should be. I appreciate the fit and finish, the Nano coating is very nice and I appreciate the gold ring. With that said, it's focus is a little slow, yet faster than the 50mm f1.8g. Images seem to be a little soft, I am not impressed for the price paid. Yet I need to spend some real time with it.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
A great, well built lens that performs like it's bigger f2.8 brother at a fraction of the price. Great build with great handling. Very sharp wide open, even better a few stops down. Even works with the TC1.7 II teleconverter. Focuses well on the D800! Also a wonderful lens on a V1 with the FT-1 adaptor. (You need a tripod with the V1) I use this with a Kirk collar. Replaced AF-s motor :-(
A great walk around lens that does everything right at a great price. Still testing CA's, otherwise very satisfied. Sharp, lite with fast focus. (Not 27-70 fast, but fast)
I sold my 70-200vr MK I because it just sat on the shelf, to large. Then I picked up a 70-300vr. Good build, VR and autofocus are above average. Sharp to around 200mm. Overall a good value. Best modern zoom for the $ next to 70-200vr, but we still need a f4 version of the 70-200vr. If you can not budget in the mighty 70-200vr II this is a great alternative.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8
A nice upgrade to the famous line of 85mm Nikkors dating back to the 60's. The build is not there but it is priced right, very sharp and fun to use. This is a case where the cheaper little brother performs as well as it's more expensive 1.4 counterpart.
Not enough experience to rate.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
Canon Pixma Pro9000
Other gear:
  • Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D This is a spectacular lens. This lens makes macro composure fun and easy. Sharp enough so that I can use a 6T, 5T or BOTH diopters at the same time and get great results. I do have a few complaints. The zoom and focus rings are plastic. If you squeeze to hard they can bind up. I use a lite touch and the feeling is vey smooth. I use a Kirk LP-40 plate on the collar.

Jeff Morris' wish list

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Fujifilm X-T1

Jeff Morris' previous gear

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (Digital IXUS 850 IS / IXY Digital 900 IS)
Canon PowerShot G2
Olympus E-10
Olympus E-20
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F55V
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828
Canon EOS D30
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D70
Nikon D200
Nikon D300
Nikon D700
Nikon D7000
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
Sold my D700 while waiting for D800. Picked up this D7000 and to be frank, I don't care when the D800 comes in, the D7000 is IMHO a mini D700. Great fit, finish, great features with awesome Nikon ergonomics. Low ISO performance is nothing short of spectacular.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Nikon AF Nikkor 105mm f/2D DC
Build quality of Nikkors past. However, I question the cams and gears on this lens. My first unit started to bind up with lite use. (I am not a pro) and there are issures on the web about this isssue. I hope Nikon resolved this problem.
Nikon AF Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Apple iPhone 5
Other gear:
  • Nikon 28-200mm
  • Nikon Nikkor 18mm f/3.5 AIS A very well built lens that is the perfect size and weight as a walk-around lens when you want to travel light. The major problem is that this lens suffers from the same problem most older AIS and D wide angles do. Wide open I feel this lens is barely acceptable. It is very soft if not blurry. Stop down and it gets a little better, but it is no where in the same league as the mighty 14-24.