WindwardHaole

WindwardHaole

Lives in United States San Diego, CA, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Apr 29, 2012
About me:

I enjoy time with my wife, family photography, "puro" flamenco guitar, golf and anytime spent in the "Islands of Aloha".

WindwardHaole's current gear

Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
Canon EF 135mm F2L USM
A very good to excellent camera.
I primarily use the SL1 as a tele converter, with no loss of IQ,
This is the 3rd 135 L I've had over the years. I hope I've learned my lesson, keep the 135 L, one of Canon's finest and capable of beautiful images.
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM
Canon EF 85mm F1.8 USM
Excellent IQ and versatility. Additionally, coupled with auto extension tubes the 40mm can be used for semi-macro work.
An excellent lens, even compared to Canon's newer iterations, and still very capable when coupled with Extender EF 1.4x III.
Canon's 85,1.8, is an old design with a middling reputation for IQ and copy-to-copy variation. After having had the impressive 1.2L II and 1.4L IS, 85s, I waited a bit to form a solid opinion of the 85,1.8. Verdict: By f/2.8 the inexpensive lens is beginning to deliver very decent overall IQ, and by f/4 there's not much to complain about, at least with this sample.
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III
The best of the EF extender series.
Other gear:
  • 55mm, 3.5, AI Micro-Nikkor Excellent+ multi-use lens from Nikon's glory years.