Joined on Jun 2, 2021

Boredom_boy's current gear

Canon EOS R
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
I moved from a Sony a7rii to this Eos R, purchased for 128,000 yen or $1150 usd. Overall a bigger camera, but doesnt feel any heavier. I find it easier to handle, and with the battery grip its alot more maneuverable and useful to me. While with my A7rii I was changing batteries after (or during) every shoot, I find that I can go a few days with the Eos R. With the control ring adapter, my EF 70-200 f2.8 is (first gen) is astonishingly fast and accurate in comparison to when it was mounted on the sony with the mc-11 sigma adapter. UI wise... this camera is a breath of fresh air. The touch screen AF and shooting is amazing, especially with the articulating screen. Interestingly, im finding adapted EF lenses to compare against sony FE favorably with this camera, and the RF lenses are just a whole other level. While I always felt like I was compromising with any Sony lens (get this, but lose this), the RF lenses give me a total package. Granted, the system (as of June 2021) has not developed entirely yet and still has room for mid-high level sub $1000 lenses, adapting EF fills the gap, and native RF is worth the price difference often. The loss of IBIS (image stablization) is not the best, but RF lenses mostly have IS (image stablization) built in thats better than my a7rii, and often ive found lens stablization better. Another plus is down the road if I upgrade bodies, lens IS and body IBIS work together giving olympus like performance or better (which is the best stablization there is really). A large downside to this camera in comparison to my a7rii is the loss of fidelity, going from AA filterless 42mp to 30mp with AA. 12mp is alot, and unfortunately its not significantly more than the Eos RP with 26mp. What it is though, is enough for professional work. Often the gatekeeping of MP is around the 30mp mark. So, in the end, I love this camera. It reminds me of my canon d10 that I used for over a decade (6.3mp), except its ergonomics and technology are far superior. Im glad canon gave me a reason to come back, as ive found it very refreshing.
Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro
Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM
Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM
Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR
Kamlan 50mm F1.1 II
Samyang Premium MF 85mm F1.2
Used on a sony a7, this lens was not really living up to what I wanted as a toy lens. Its not clear enough to be a fun 50, and its not wild enough to be a good toy lens. My other issue was the focus ring is just too difficult to turn, as I often find im moving the whole camera when im trying to focus due to the force required. While I like a tighter ring so there no slop in focus, this was unfortunately too much. When the lens worked however, it worked well. Shooting in native 35mm mode gave me some fun mechanical framing, and when cropped down I still had about 18mp worth of resolution depending on the shot. This is a fun portrait lens. When you want slightly blurry textures (as in not crystal clear, but clear enough to resolve a face without making it look like plastic) this lens gives a great shot. I found even with the tight focus ring I was able to focus on objects in motion and get fun photos, and with the DOF being so thin, amazing out of focus backgrounds (and great bokeh in natural non direct lighting situations). Unfortunately, I feel that theres better options out there (canon fd 50mm f1.4, or even the 1.2), so I had to dock some stars. I got my copy for 50 sgd (singapore dollars), which was around 38 usd at the time. If you can find for under 70 usd, give it a try.
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG HSM
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

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Canon EF 135mm F2L USM
Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM

Boredom_boy's previous gear

Sony a7
Sony a7R II
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Absolutely stellar camera, that is held back in 2021 by its lack of quality of life features that can make all the difference when shooting. Low light, and with no AA filter, almost every picture came out crystal clear. This camera was a gem to use technologically. Upside: - Absolutely stellar stills taker - Can be had for sub $1k prices - Low light is amazing even by todays standards - With a small lens, this is a pocket camera. Downsides: - Cramped feel for my big mitts - No touchscreen or easy AF adjustment controls - Menu system built by satan (or a japanese salaryman) - Batterylife (though honestly, wasnt that big an issue for me)
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA
Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
This is the 35mm I measure all 35mm by. My favorite focal length on a lens that just blew me away. Its fast, bright, and doesnt weigh much. Attached to either my a7 or a7rii, this lens could capture crystal clear images even in darker settings. If I could only have one lens for walking around, portraits, and landscapes, this would be it. I got mine used with a little outer damage, but optically perfect (68,000 yen or roughly $600 usd at the time). Ive heard issues of quality control on this lens not being great. All I have to say is, if you have this lens, take it out and use it, keep it forever. I still dont have a replacement for this.