Lives in United States Los Angeles area, CA, United States
Works as a Engineering (retired)
Joined on Apr 23, 2005

lehill's current gear

Sony a7 II
Sony a7R IV
Sony a99 II
42 megapixels makes a huge difference. Uses the same vertical grip as my A77 (I & II)
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Bought this lens for ONE photo that I take every year.
My go-to portrait lens.
Sony 135mm F2.8 (T4.5) STF
Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM
Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II
Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM
Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM
Sometimes sold as a kit lens, certainly not priced like one. Almost prime-like.
Optically outstanding lens. Sony updated focus assembly in 2011 with metal gears.
Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS
Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
The 600mm does make a difference compared to other XXX-500mm zooms.
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
Portrait Professional Studio
Default settings have too much smoothing, eye whitening, etc for me. So I duplicate the layer, use PortraitProf on the dupe, then turn down layer opacity to tone things down. Usually 30-50% opacity is good for me.
Other gear:
  • Minolta Maxxum AF 35-70mm F4 (mini-Beercan)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 extended I really like having layers to work with.
  • Minolta Maxxum 28mm f/2.8
  • Phottix Mitros+ flash (x2, Sony MIS)
  • Samyang Reflex 800mm f/8
  • Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG
  • Sony 2x teleconverter SAL20TC
  • Sony HVL-F42AM flash Now my daughter's flash
  • Sony LA-EA3 A- to E-mount adapter
  • Sony LA-EA5 A- to E-mount adapter
  • Topaz DeNoise AI
  • Topaz Sharpen AI

lehill's previous gear

FujiFilm MX-1400 (FinePix 1400 Zoom)
FujiFilm FinePix S5100 Zoom (FinePix S5500)
Sony Alpha DSLR-A350
My first digital-age camera. 1.3 megapixels! That should be enough for anybody, right?
Very fun camera! But it had it weak points.
Daughter gave it a good dunk in a stream.
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
Sony SLT-A77
Now my daughter's camera.
Sony SLT-A77 II
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Other gear:
  • Canon AE-1 Program
  • Canon Demi EE17
  • Kodak Instamatic 100