Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Retired and Loving It
Joined on Nov 21, 2005

tbcass' current gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Great IQ but contrast detect AF while great on stationary subjects is lacking on anything that moves.
Easily the best Bridge camera made and my most used camera. Good IQ and very good AF.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII
Sony a99 II
Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art
Great IQ and the Focus speed and tracking is outstanding.
Outstanding IQ and respectable AF make this camera a winner.
Very good IQ and useful zoom range. Very heavy for this type of lens.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD
Good for the price but heavy and large. I rarely use it since I bought an RX10iv
Great lens with some lack of sharpness in the corners being the only problem.
Outstanding IQ quality makes this lens a good match for my 42mp A99ii. The extreme detail when zoomed in to 100% is very impressive.
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD
Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
Good in low light but not as sharp as most of my other lenses.
Good IQ for the price.
Incredibly sharp but slow to AF.
Other gear:
  • Sony HVL-F43AM Flash

tbcass' previous gear

FujiFilm FinePix S9000 Zoom (FinePix S9500)
Olympus C-4000 Zoom
Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
Sony SLT-A55
Sony SLT-A77
Sony SLT-A65
Sony DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
Sony 75-300mm F4.5-5.6
Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
Mediocre IQ makes this a lens to avoid.
Mediocre IQ makes this a lens to avoid.
Poor IQ makes this a lens to avoid.
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C
Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro
Much better than the Sony 17-70 F3.5-5.6 it replaced.
IQ ok for a super zoom but poor when compared to most zooms with a more limited range. My RX10iv blows this lens away for IQ so I sold it.
Other gear:
  • Kowa SET SLR With Fixed (non ICL) 50mm f1.8 lens Purchased in 1969
  • Minolta 55mm f1.7 MC Rokkor lens
  • Minolta AF 50mm f1.7
  • Minolta SRT101 Purchased in 1970
  • Minolta X370 Purchased in 1986
  • Olympus is30 film SLR All in one "Bridge" film AF SLR with fixed 28-110mm lens Purchased around 1999
  • Soligor 200mm f2.8 For Minolta manual focus
  • Sony 35mm f1.8
  • Tamron Adapt-A-Matic 28mm f2.8 lens For Minolta Manual Focus