Lives in Germany B-W, Germany
Joined on May 4, 2008

ZAnton's current gear

Nikon D600
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm F1.8G
Immense DR at ISO 100-400. Very good low light performance. 99% of functions are available from buttons and their combinations. Disanvantages - front wheel has VERY bad gip and position (it must be vertical as on Canon or 45° as on Sony&Pentax, not horizontal). Badly organized menu. I had dust issue. Cleaned 1st time at 3000 shots and 2nd time at 7000 shots. Second time there was only a VERY small amount of dust, barely visible, but I cleaned it before the warranty expires.
Sharp, quite fast AF, cheap but well build. Disadvantage - on small objects with contrast in the BG gives a nervous bokeh.
Sharp wide open, quite fast AF, cheap but well build. Haven't done tests, but I have a feeling, that when focused far away (landscape), it is not THAT sharp as when used for portraits.
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD

ZAnton's wish list

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Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4E ED
Pentax K-1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II
Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Canon PowerShot G7 X
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 Pro
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO
Nikon 1 V2
Nikon D5200
Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm f/2.8 DX
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical

ZAnton's previous gear

Canon PowerShot A75
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
My first camera. Love it.
Was very good camera except of ... colors.
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
Canon EF 35mm F1.4L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
On the crop camera is very good lens. On a FF - "just a lens". Considering its price - not recommended for FF. Considering superior and much cheaper Sigma 35 f/1.4 - Canon is not recommended to anybody.
Actually it was very sharp stopped down to f/4, but that is not what I bought f/1.4 lens for. Used it rarely, because AF motor is total shit. AF was random, AF MA helped only at the distance at which it was adjusted, AF at other distances became on the contrary worse. Sold with 5D2.
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF)
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Super lens. I am very upset, that I had to sell it due to switch to Nikon. It was sharp corner to corner at all focal distances starting from f/2.8. It worked perfectly for 5 years and was my main lens (~20000 shots). The only real disadvantage - nervous bokeh at 50mm f/2.8.
I was not impressed by corner performance even at f/6.7. AF motor dead after 6 month of very moderate use. Sold it as soon as I got it from repair.