Lives in United Kingdom Brighton, United Kingdom
Joined on Apr 11, 2010
About me:

Self deprecating talentless amateur photographer hoping to become better. Biggest impediment to overcoming low opinion of photographic skills is having an extremely talented and successful photographer as a sibling. I strive to improve, think I have then I am shown some of their recent photos. This would be very depressing if it wasn't for the fact that I am having fun and I can see that my photos are getting better, bit by small bit.

paulbysea's current gear

Pentax Optio W80
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Tough go anywhere point and shoot that gives reasonable results for a cheap camera. It has been white water rafting with me several times and survived.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
This is an amazing lens, great for macro work and short telephoto use. Great portrait lens when you want to have some distance from the subject.
Got this as a bit of an experiment and find I have used it a fair bit, sometimes use it as the walk around lens when I don't think I need reach. It does have some limitations which lightroom and thought when taking a shot can overcome to a degree. A cheap way to go very wide on a full frame.
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
The focal length is a bit long on a crop but the 1.4 is a good performer and makes a good portrait lens on a crop. Works well on my full frame.
Love this lens
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
Epson Stylus Photo R3000

paulbysea's previous gear

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye
A great lens for the money
Other gear:
  • Canon AE1 My first canon, bought second hand to replace my stolen Contax. I kept it for about 20 years, it was a tough bit if kit, withstanding the abuse of an african safari, tramping through rain forests in Bali, being neglected in Australia.
  • Contax 139 A great camera, would have stuck with it, but it and all my Zeiss lenses got stolen whilst camping in France.
  • Praktica MTL 3 A great value camera, my introduction to SLR photography in the late 70s
  • Yashica FR I A very easy camera to use