Joined on Feb 17, 2012

DtEW's current gear

Canon EOS 5DS
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM
I seriously do not know how Canon keeps pushing these boundaries. I had thought the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM had incomprehensibly-well-rendered corners for a UWA zoom... but *this* then comes along.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 28-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC
A period-appropriate walk-around to live on the EOS Elan 7NE.
Bower-branded version. Assuming you get a good, centered copy, this is probably the most coma-free superfast 24mm (and thereabouts) out there at the moment for the purpose of astrophotography. YMMV.
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD
Canon Pixma Pro-10
Doesn't AF as confidently as an OEM lens, and more LoCA than I'd like... but it is an otherwise perfect walk-around prime with a great drawing style and good bokeh. The short MFD is the cherry on the sundae.
Cheap prints once you get on Precision Colors' refills!
Other gear:
  • Acratech Ultimate GP ballhead
  • Canon 430EX III-RT Speedlite
  • Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
  • Canon EOS Elan 7NE
  • Canon imagePROGRAF 6100 24" printer
  • Contax Carl Zeiss Distagon 2,8/28 T*
  • Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 1,7/50 T*
  • FLM CB-24E ballhead
  • FLM CP26-S4S tripod
  • Gitzo GT2540EX Explorer tripod
  • Manfrotto 410 Junior geared head
  • Manfrotto MT294C3 tripod

DtEW's wish list

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Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS II USM
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Canon EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM
Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L

DtEW's previous gear

Canon PowerShot S100 (2000) (Digital IXUS)
Pentax Optio W10
Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Traded up to a Canon PowerShot G11 using Canon loyalty program.
Destroyed by water ingress (abusive use beyond norm).
Gave it to family.
Sony Alpha a6000
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake
Gave it to family.
With UWA and fisheye adapters. Gave it to family.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical
A great lens that is often underrated due to its status as a kit lens, and overshadowed optically by other options within the Canon line. But it is a lens with a very high utility quotient, and you will find yourself shooting a good part of your work with it, esp. when the demands are unpredictable.
Bower-branded version. It delivered the goods on an epic, once-in-a-lifetime shot. 'Nough said. Gave it to the significant other.
Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN
Gave it to family. A supremely sharp little lens with good rendering characteristics. Not a fan of its bokeh, though, which seems to demand more of your attention than it should.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS
Gave it to family.
Gave it to the significant other.
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX
Gave it to family.
Sold simply because analysis revealed that I did not use it much despite being in the range of FLs I use often. Replaced with a Sigma 24-35mm f/2 Art.
Astigmatism in the corners that never really went away as you stopped down. Prone to purple flaring at high-contrast junctions. Optically, not my favorite lens. But built like a brick and a fan of Tokina's unique AF/MF switching method.
Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C
This is the UWA zoom I will recommend to anybody, as it strikes a very high sweet-spot on performance alone, even irrespective of price. That said, the 16-35mm zoom is my bread-and-butter lens, and I opted for the better EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III when it became available. It's not for everyone, but it's undoubtedly better, esp. tripodded at 50mpx. (Within the household we still keep a copy of the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, so the difference is still accessible.)
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art
Tried to acquire one, but ended up with two consecutive bad copies. Opted for a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM.