Henrik Herranen

Lives in Finland Tampere, Finland
Works as a Digital Signal Processing Software Engineer, MSc
Joined on Oct 6, 2005
About me:

Plan: To baldly shoot what everyone has shot before.

Henrik Herranen's current gear

Canon PowerShot S110
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Worthy follower to the S90, although there now are good alternatives.
Thank you Canon for this camera. It was my primary imaging device for over 8 years, 8 good years, right from the very first exposure (which, incidentally, was of my cat lying besides the original 5D).
This is a rare thing for a techno-nerd like me: there are so many features that I am totally lost with this new camera. But already I know that ISO 6400 performs... wonderfully! These are going to be interesting times! And yes, the first photo was of my cat.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Canon EF 135mm F2L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Sharp, sharp, sharp. And did I say sharp?
Bokehmaster with superior AF. My favourite.
While perhaps jack of all trades, master of none, it still is sharp, contrasty, with good zoom range, good IS, and has surprisingly nice bokeh at the long end.
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Small and basically fun, but never got to really use it. Sluggish AF and too slow fly-by-wire "MF" doesn't do it for me at all: I strongly dislike it when I turn MF quickly half a turn and the lens adjusts just a little bit because of STM's slowness.
Bulkier than the DO, but the image quality rocks.
Superseded, still yummy with the 135L or 100 Macro + extension tubes.
Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical
Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED MC UMC is en excellent superwide, and for 1/7 of the price of Canon's 14L. Be sure not to get the early non-UMC version!
Incredible sharpness and contrast wide open, good brightness and colour, pretty busy bokeh, large and heavy, good price for the quality. Highly recommended!
Other gear:
  • Kenko 36mm + 20mm + 12mm Extension Tube Set These + Canon 1.4x + 100mm macro = 3x magnification.

Henrik Herranen's previous gear

Canon PowerShot G2
Canon PowerShot G3
Canon PowerShot S90
My first digital camera cost more than most DSLRs today, and images were great for its time. However, comparing with newer cameras prove that adding megapixels over time definitely has NOT decreased image quality.
A worthy, though not revolutionary, upgrade to the G2.
The only game in town when released. Gave way for a S110 in 2014.
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
I have many fond memories and images taken with the classic that started the FF revolution and was the high-ISO king of its time.
Used to own both this and its predecessor. Now waiting whether someone would make a proper version, like Sigma did with their 50/1.4 Art.
The only lens I've broken, even though I always was careful with it. Badly in need of a Mark II. Too bad for Canon, Sigma's 50/1.4 Art is wonderful, though a lot bigger.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
My copy was surprisingly sharp and the AF apparently worked better for me than for most.
Expensive, small, pretty sharp at 300mm, low contrast, exceptionally bad flaring.
A bokeh king with good center sharpness wide open, but borders never become excellent however much you stop down.
Other gear:
  • Canon EF24mm f/1.4L My favourite night time lens before the Mark II arrived.
  • Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye 235 € (at the time) 180-degree circular fisheye with excellent sharpness and by far the worst image border flaring ever.