Lives in United States S. F. Bay area, CA, United States
Works as a Retired software engineer
Has a website at pixseal.com
Joined on Apr 19, 2002
About me:

Shooting Canon DSLRs since 2002:
* Past: D60, 10D, 30D, D30, 40D, SL1
* Current: 7D, 7D2, SL2

pixseal's current gear

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9)
Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM
My new best camera.
My light-weight travel camera.
Fast focusing, very effective image stabilization and very sharp.
Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS II USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
Sharp lens - IS is great for hand-held shots.
Newly acquired - sharper than the first version IS lens, and that was sharp.
This is one of my "always have with me" lenses
Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
I like this lens, althouigh I can often replace its funtionality by shooting panoramas.
This is one of my "always have with me" lenses
Canon EF-S 24mm F2.8 STM
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
Will be using it with the 500mm
Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 AF 1.4x
I laways carry this converter with me and I use it with the 70-200.
Other gear:
  • Acratech Leveling Base great for panoramas
  • Acratech Ultimate ballhead Lightweight and solid.
  • Black Rapid Sport strap This is the way that I carry my 100-400 + camera.
  • Bogen 3444D Carbon Fiber tripod legs I should have bought a Gitzo
  • Feisol 1471 Monopod Great monopod - strong and lightweight
  • Garmin GPSMAP 64s
  • Gitzo GT3530S tripod legs Solid.
  • Jobu Black Widow Gimbal - Heavy Duty head Solid
  • Realy Right Stuff TA-3-LB leveling base Great for leveling the gimbal head.
  • Sirui L-10 Tilt Head Best head for the 500mm on the monopod

pixseal's wish list

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Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10)

pixseal's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G1
Canon EOS D60
Canon EOS 10D
My first digital camera
Canon EOS 30D
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM
Focus ring needed repair (twice)
This lens was stolen and has been replaced by the Mark II model.
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Sharp, almost dust-proof
I replaced this lens with the EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM
Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
This lens was replaced by the f/4 L model.
This lens was replaced by the f/4 L IS model.
This lens from the film era doesn't hold up to high MP bodies.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
I replaced this lens with the 2.8L IS model.
This is good macro lens, but capable of only 1:2 magnification (on FF).
Worked well with 300/4L, 500/4L 70-200/4L and 70-200/2.8L
Canon Extender EF 2x II
Didn't work so well with my f/4 lenses
Other gear:
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Non-USM
  • Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L USM Non-IS
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Original, metal mount
  • Canon EF 70-210mm f/3.4-4.5 USM Sharp
  • Canon EF 80-200mm f/2.8L Original, non-USM, sharp