I'm posting a few new stills to both the blog, then they will be processed and for sale shortly on my website.
I don't tend to get asked this very often by clients, but I do get asked by other photographers what system I shoot. I use Canon cameras, and Canon lenses. I don't use any third party items. I recently added a new lens to my line up. The Canon 24 1.4ii L. The lens is one impressive looking piece of glass. It weighs (guessing) as much as my 24-105 (which is less than my 24-70).
I added it because I wanted another low light prime. Well I bought 2 of them that just couldn't focus to save their life. When I used them and they hit, the results were magical. They were simply unobtainable by another lens. It's the fastest wide angle lens with auto focus Canon makes. I did some research and it appears that the 24 1.4 that Nikon has it equally a piece of crap to use in the focus department and isn't even as sharp as the Canon version.
What good is sharp when I can't get the stupid thing to focus? People have suggested sending my cameras in because they could be the problem. Seriously, what are the chances that I have 3 professional level Canon bodies that work FLAWLESSLY with 8 Canon lenses, zooms/primes, but have a problem that they can't work with another lens? I actually had someone suggest to me that perhaps the bodies and lenses I have were ALL out of adjustment just enough, but close enough to each other to work.
Seriously? No, I either got 2 bad 24 1.4ii's (I went through two of them extensively) or the 24 1.4 just sucks. It was a 1599 after the 200 dollar rebate piece of crap.
I sent it back and I won't be revisiting it anytime soon, that's for sure.
Someone suggested using manual focus, but sorry I didn't buy a lens to use as a manual focus only lens. I would've bought a Zeiss instead if I wanted over priced manual focus only optics.
Aside from being a professional photographer, I do have a few other interests/hobbies. I enjoy working out, playing music and studying Judo and JuJitsu. I received my black belt in Judo this month. I plan on doing a write up and some photos of that here soon. I'm excited and looking forward to that write up.
Here's the still's I was talking about before I started the wall of text :)
They will be available for purchase on my website shortly. Thanks for tuning in and stay tuned for the new website launch.