Lives in Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Entrepreneur
Joined on Oct 22, 2012

straitouttahell's current gear

Nikon D70
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 II
A wonderful little camera that is still surprisingly competent in spite of its age and small sensor.
An honest kit lens, while it wors. Mine started giving "lens error" zooming past 28mm, which seems to be a common problem with this lens, a broken flat cable.
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
A great little lens that's surprisingly sharp.
Other gear:
  • Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.8
  • Yongnuo YN100mm F2N

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Nikon D4
Minolta DiMAGE V

straitouttahell's previous gear

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS (Digital IXUS 870 IS)
Fujifilm FinePix A330
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10
It was a great little P&S in its days. Today, cellphones are better.
A good little camera at the time. External flash hotshoe, manual focus ring, constant 2.8 zoom lens. It took some good photos at 4 megapixels. Wouldn't use one today, though.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7)
Nikon Coolpix S6200
A good performer, though I hated how Panasonic stripped it (no hotshoe, no MF ring) and hated that they sacrificed speed (no more constant f2.8) for zoom range.
Another great little P&S in its days, fun to use and produced good photos. Nowadays, cellphones are better.
A good P&S, but unexciting. Today, a cellphone will do better, and will be more fun to use too.
Nikon D40X
Nikon D90
Nikon D2X
A good little camera, just don't try to recover shadows (there's little information in the shadows) or shoot above 800 ISO. It produced some of my favorite photos, when I had it.
The rendering of these old Nikons, before Expeed and Picture Control happened, is still fascinating today. And this camera was a weapon, you could use it for self defense. I will buy another one, someday. Just for the joy of holding it.
Nikon D300
Nikon D700
Sony Alpha NEX-C3
Olympus PEN E-PM1
Nikon D800
Sony Alpha NEX-5R
The only good thing this camera had, was its size. Very small and light. IQ was only so-so (an iPhone 7 takes better photos), and the build quality was beyond bad. The rotating dial would work when it wanted, at some point the (cheap plastic) shoot button just broke and popped off of its place. Today it makes a good home decoration.
Great OOC JPEGs, good IQ overall, the UI, however, was a nightmare.
Nikon D610
Nikon D3300
Nikon D7200
A great camera slightly let down by a less-than-great AF.
Great little camera in daylight, where it nailed focus without problems, it became useless under artificial lights because it front-focused by a few metres.
One of Nikon's greatest DX bodies. I sometimes regret selling it, but I already have a D800, have no use for two DSLRs and don't keep things that I don't use.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
An unremarkable lens. It's better than having none, I suppose.
A good lens that sold (back then) for the price of a great lens. Overhyped, IMHO.
I really wanted to love this lens, but it never happened. The 18-55 kit zoom is better than this one, if you can live without the 55-105 range.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF
Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
A very, very good lens, has great IQ, even wide open, and is very small and light. For what it costs, it's a bargain.
This was the best normal zoom for DX, back then. Today, the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 runs rings around it in terms of IQ. Still, a great lens. Built like a tank.
Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
A good, constant f/5.6 zoom. At larger apertures, too soft.
Unimpressive bokeh, slow to focus and a tad soft wide open, but it rendered beautifully on D700.
Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art
Simply wonderful. Wonderful IQ, wonderful build, wonderful IS, small and light. A bit pricey, though.
One of the best DX lenses available. The fact that D7200's AF would only work with central point made me sell it.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G ED
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Pretty good for a kit lens. In the common focals, I very much prefer this to the 16-85 f/3.5-5.6