biochemiker

Lives in United States Minneapolis, United States
Works as a Molecular Biology
Joined on Apr 9, 2005
About me:

Cameras: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lenses: EF-S 18-55 IS kit lens
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
EF 1.4x TC II

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Giottos MT9261 Tripod
Kirk Enterprises BH-3 Ballhead

biochemiker's current gear

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Bought used and it is great! This is the lens that is attached to my camera 90% of the time. I mainly use it for wildlife.
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L II USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM
Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM
Bought used. Very sharp, particularly stopped down 1/3 to 2/3 stops from wide open. Fast AF. Great for sports and portraits.
Canon EF-S 10-22mm F3.5-4.5 USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
I bought it used and it was great... at first. Now, it looks like the lens is decentered and I am not sure I want to send it off to Canon for repair or not. If I did get an FF camera, I would get the 16-35 f/2.8L and not bother with wide angle on the 7D.
Doesn't get a lot of use since I lose AF with the 7D when it is on the 100-400 (the only lens I have to which it can be attached). Using contrast detect AF works great on the moon but is too slow (usually) for wildlife. My MF technique is getting better, though...
Other gear:
  • Canon Speedlite 580EXII Why no flash, DPReview?

biochemiker's wish list

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Added Jun 8, 2016
Rented this a few times. Amazing! Sharp, nails focus even at f/1.4, great color. Love it.
Added May 23, 2013
I have the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and I love it. I have heard even better things about this lens and it would work on FF.

biochemiker's previous gear

Canon EOS 450D (EOS Rebel XSi / EOS Kiss X2)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
My first SLR. It really opened my eyes and removed so many of the frustrations I had with the point and shoots I had previously. Some of my favorite pictures were shot with this camera.
I was sad to see this one go. I sold it with my 450D and I miss it frequently.