victorian squid

victorian squid

Lives in United States SF Bay Area, CA, United States
Joined on Nov 19, 2010

victorian squid's current gear

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Personally, I like the plastic bodies. They bounce. I've taken some awfully nice shots with it.
Love it. It really can see in the dark.
Toss up between this and the Sigma 105, price reduction on this one was the deciding factor - but it is an awfully sweet and razor sharp lens. Solid and fast.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
I went from fairly impressed to wowed. Build is much nicer than I'd been led to believe.
This lens surprised me on how good it really is. Maybe this is why Canon hasn't replaced it.
Competent, not great but pretty darned good. Can compare with the 24-70 in spots. The IS is a saving grace. It's growing on me.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
What can I say that hasn't been said. Skip the Tamron, go for the gold. The new Sigma could be a contender.
This has been too good to replace. Only the 8-16 is tempting.
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
This lens is amazing. It handily beats the 17-55 most everyplace. Compares with my L lenses - all of 'em.
Really a fantastic lens. It has to stand in the shadows of giants, but is no slouch. Only my 100L and 24-70 are as good or better.
It's not a good lens, but it's not a bad lens - for a lot of folks. On a tripod it can actually be quite competent. Tamron 70-300 blows it away.
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Canon Pixma Pro-100
Epson Stylus Photo R3000
Number 5 might actually do it. Works far better on my 60D, and good with MFA on 6D. Slow focus. Slight halo effect. VC is fantastic. Sharp! Bargain classic.
Great little printer - and even better free with rebate. Worth it for the carts alone!
Great little printer does everything asked of it. I have hardly printed any photo stuff on it (yet).
Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
HDRsoft Photomatix Pro
Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, ID and Bridge on occasion (not like I used to now that I do Lightroom). The de facto standard.
Version 5 finally converted me to using this as my main workflow program. Still wind up in photoshop when I'm super serious.
Not as fun as NIK for HDR, but I hate HDR. I do like the exposure fusion though, which can be helpful for certain things. Other than that - I get best results in Lightroom.
Portrait Professional Studio 64
Nokia Lumia 928
Amazon Kindle Fire WiFi
Great fun, make the gals look like a million bucks. Can WAY overdo it, so back off of the sliders!
Only phone I've ever liked. We rotate at my company for development - I'll try to keep this for a while.
Apple iPad 2
Apple iPad Mini
Other gear:
  • Canon 420ex
  • Canon 600ex-rt
  • EOS Elan II Canon should look at this for future AF technology. Oh, wait!
  • Epson 10000XL Scanner
  • Nikkor AI 28mm f/2.8 Fantastic "up close" wide angle lens
  • Nikkor AI 50mm f/1.4 Great fun with fotodiox adapter - it was always a great lens
  • Nikkor-Zoom 50-135 f/3.5 Fun push-pull that worked. Sharp as can be - also has macro mode
  • Nikon FE2
  • Yongnuo YN-565ex It don't move no more - but it's too purty to throw away just yet.

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