Henrik Herranen

Henrik Herranen

Lives in Finland Tampere, Finland
Works as a Digital Signal Processing Software Engineer, MSc
Joined on Oct 6, 2005
About me:

Plan: To baldly shoot what everyone has shot before.

Henrik Herranen's current gear

Canon PowerShot S90
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
The only game in town (size & f/2) when I bought it.
Good enough. Even though I'd like the III, I just might skip a generation and buy lenses instead.
Sharp, sharp, sharp. And did I say sharp?
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Bokehmaster with superior AF. My favourite.
While perhaps jack of all trades, master of none, it still is sharp, contrasty, with good zoom range, good IS, and has surprisingly nice bokeh at the long end.
Small and basically fun, but never got really to use it. Perhaps not for me after all.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Heavier and bulkier than the DO, but the image quality rocks.
Superseded, still yummy with the 135L or 100 Macro + extension tubes.
Other gear:
  • Kenko 36mm + 20mm + 12mm Extension Tube Set These + Canon 1.4x + 100mm macro = 3x magnification.
  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC UMC The best superwide, and for 1/7 of the price of Canon's 14L.

Henrik Herranen's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G2
Canon PowerShot G3
Canon EOS 5D
My first digital camera cost more than most DSLRs today, and images were great for its time. However, comparing with newer cameras prove that adding megapixels over time definitely has NOT decreased image quality.
A worthy, though not revolutionary, upgrade to the G2.
I have many fond memories and images taken with the classic that started the FF revolution and was the high-ISO king of its time.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Used to own both this and its predecessor, want to rebuy some time. Unless if Sigma gives us yet another surprise.
The only lens I've broken, and I never handled it badly. If there was a proper Mark II, I very well might buy it (no, the AF nightmare 1.2L isn't it).
My copy was surprisingly sharp and the AF apparently worked better for me than for most.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Expensive, small, pretty sharp at 300mm, low contrast, exceptionally bad flaring.
Another bokeh king with good center sharpness wide open, but borders never become excellent however much you stop down.
Other gear:
  • Canon EF24mm f/1.4L My favourite night time lens before the Mark II arrived.
  • Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye 235 € (at the time) 180-degree circular fisheye with excellent sharpness and by far the worst image border flaring ever.