Joined on Apr 13, 2021

jcun4128's current gear

Sony a7 II
Sony a7R III
Sony Alpha NEX-5N
I graduated to this from the Nex5n, been having a great time using it. I did mess it up by crushing the edge of the LCD and my subsequent attempt to fix it made the LCD worse... ahh well. I wanted the A7RIII for the higher MP and 4K video.
I saw this in an ad like 11 years ago... only bought it around 2019. I just love the design, the small body and large lens. I had fun with it even with the kit lens. I still have it/use it as a quick shooter for workbench shots.
Samyang 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC / Rokinon 14mm F2.8 IF ED UMC
Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 EF / Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 EF
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
I bought this on accident being manual focus. At the time I was not aware of the MF toggling on my A7II so thought I couldn't get it to focus. But I got lucky... it has aberation problems I found when working in a sunny day with blades of grass(filming a field). That's my opinion I'm not a pro/just a hobbyist.
All of my equipment I have purchased used and I think I got a bad one of this. I want to say it's user error but this one consistently looks bad for me unless it's within 5.8-11 F range. Anyway my ultra wide obsession has taken me to the 12-24mm F4 G which I'm looking forward to.
I've shot so much stuff with this. I was doing "macro" with this and got pretty decent results.
Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G
Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss Sonnar T*
Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD
I am still not at the phase of photography where I can look at something and know what focal length I want but I got this because a lot of people recommended it. It also I think is the lowest F stop lens that I have. It is very sharp from my epxerience.
This is also crisp and nice. Not wide enough for my field filming (model airplanes) but a good side lens.
Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD
Venus Laowa 100mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO
This is nice, very sharp. I went out on a sunny morning and had a good time. Vibrant colors, crisp details.
I'm using this for macro (obv) but the manual thing is interesting. Really have to know how to shoot with it. Also it is big/has some weight to it but not too bad.