Lives in Japan Kyoto, Japan
Works as a Pixelmonger
Joined on Aug 24, 2006
About me:

I plan to take over the world from a base built in the centre of a volcano on my own private island in the Caribbean.

seachicken2000's current gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
A legend. The first mirrorless camera to put up a challenge to the DLSRs.
Quirky as hell, but fantastic colors (apart from the 'stinky pink' skin tones).
Sony a7R
Sony Alpha NEX-5
Sony Alpha NEX-7
Great in its day. Now converted to IR.
Superb sensor, even in low light. Dislikes: control wheels easy to disturb; shutter needs to be held down during bracketed exposures.
Carl Zeiss C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100
Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D
The best rendering '50 there is.
Pretty much flawless, apart from the LoCA.
Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario HD 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 Mega OIS
Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye / Rokinon 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye
Surprisingly sharp and contrasty, corner to corner. Magenta shifts too much on the NEX-7.
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM
Very likeable lens. Sharp and clear. I quite like the rendering too. A true bargain.
10-18mm is better than this one in all departments, apart from it doesn't go to 8mm. Prone to flare.
Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Excellent for the money. Well behaved in general, with Sonnar-like rendering.
A little gem. Very sharp over the frame stopped down over all focal lengths. Amazed they put so much utility into just 225g.
A good kit lens. Strong between 24~35mm. Weak wide open at 18mm in the corners.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Wonderful old-school rendering, sharp, and effective stabilization. (see here
Other gear:
  • Contax G 28mm f/2.8
  • Contax G 45mm f/2
  • Contax G 90mm f/2.8
  • Minolta 100mm F2.8 Macro
  • Nikon F2 Photonic
  • S-M-C Takumar 55mm f/1.8

seachicken2000's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Sony a7R II
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*
Other gear:
  • Minolta AF 50mm f/2.8 macro