Derek Dean

Derek Dean

Lives in United States Monterey, CA, United States
Joined on Jul 14, 2003

Derek Dean's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Power OIS
I took off 1/2 star because the auto white balance isn't very good, however, it's fairly easy to do a custom white balance, and once done, the color is quite nice.
I took off 1/2 star because my first copy was soft between 14-50mm, however, the 2nd copy is fantastically sharp all though the focal range. Seriously, when you get a good copy, this is a wonderfully versatile lens, and not that heavy.
An amazing lens. High build quality, easy and FUN to use, and quite sharp. Combined with the GX8, the stabilization is almost unbelievable. I can shoot at 400mm handheld, with about an 85-90% hit rate in good light. Fast focusing too. If you can afford the high price, you won't be disappointed.
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Other gear:
  • Canon Ftb 35 mm Film Camera
  • Olympus FL-600r Flash
  • Sirui T-004x Aluminum Tripod with C-10x Ball Head

Derek Dean's wish list

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
Canon PowerShot G3 X
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Other gear:
  • Nikon DL24-500