Lives in United States San Antonio, TX, United States
Works as a Linux Systems Administrator
Joined on Jul 5, 2008
About me:

Just got an XSi and jumping in!

yodermk's current gear

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Upgrade from Mk3. Very happy so far!
Almost loving it more than my 5D3 except for the AF isn't as good (except dual pixel) and it's not full frame. I often use it with the 400L for telephoto.
I got this lens at the same time as my first DSLR (a Rebel) and it has always been one of my favorites. Shooting small things is so much fun! Additionally, I have a Raynox 2.5X macro extender that when attached to this thing can make a single blueberry take the entire frame. Awesome!
Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm F4L IS USM
Simply amazing! Expensive, and you don't use it most of the time, but it's so fantastic when you have a chance to use it. I especially like putting it on a monopod and hanging it slightly over things facing down.
Got this after selling the 10-22mm. As great as that was, this is better! Very useful range, it's one of my most-used lenses when traveling. I also find its range and quality very useful on the 80D.
Got this instead of the f/2.8 version because I have some fast primes and IS was more important in a zoom. Good choice. It's not the absolute greatest lens ever but for general use there's nothing at all wrong with it. Also like the "almost-macro" feature for when I don't have the 100 macro or switching lenses isn't convenient.
Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM
Small, light, IS, great photos! What's not to like? Decided f/1.4 is not necessary here.
Sharp but old and no IS. I may someday sell it to get a Sigma 150-600.
This is exactly what a great zoom lens should be! Virtually perfect.
Canon Extender EF 2x III
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.5 1-5x Macro
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Use it with the 400 and the 70-200. The results are not the sharpest but I can't afford the really big primes so this will have to do. :(
Amazing! Very difficult to work with but it has no equal. Sharp photos when you get it right.
So wonderful when I actually have a reason to use it! Unfortunately those chances are more rare than I'd like.
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm F2
Samyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye / Rokinon 8mm F3.5 Fisheye
Wow! I just got this lens but all the raving reviews of it seem to be accurate! Super sharp, super creamy bokeh. The focus confirmation works fine on the 5D3 except in low light. There, I find that the focus peak feature in Magic Lantern works better. (Sadly, that would even work with the Samyang 135, making me think twice about buying this!) It is a beast of a portrait lens, no doubt.
I've always loved this lens - sharp, colorful shots. However I'm thinking about selling it for a Sigma 50 Art. Compared to that lens, this seems to have little benefits except close focusing, and I have others for that. It's also lighter so I guess that's something.
Can be fun to pull out on rare occasions. My wife hates its effect though.
Other gear:
  • Rokinon 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Great for the price and I don't use 14mm enough to pay much more for one of the other choices. Of course there is some distortion so don't use it for architecture.
  • Rokinon 24mm F1.4 Aspherical Good for night sky shots. Also quite sharp stepped down. I might eventually sell it for a Sigma 24 Art though. I can't get my copy to get anything sharp at f/1.4.