We have found out that more and more surf photographers are getting rid of their 600mm lenses and in doing so purchasing the new Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM lens.
Canon 600mm. With a price tag close to $12,000 this is why you don’t see many photographers (hobbyist and professional) shooting with one of these.
Canon 100-400mm. For $2,200 this will enable that many more photographers to be able to shoot from the land and yet get full frame tight photos.
What Canon has to say:
Telephoto zoom 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is compatible with full-frame EOS DSLRs, as well as APS-C sized sensors where it will provide a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 160-640mm.
It’s pretty sad seeing Quincy Symonds (6 years old) and her sponsored happy parents plastering her surfboard with stickers (sponsors) – really? She’s six and your already having your child put stickers on her board as if she has really achieved anything. So tell us this – by putting on these stickers is your daughter truly being paid by all seven brands (of course not).
It’s parents like you that make us puke! Seeing kids at such a young age thinking they are truly “sponsored” and then growing up thinking they need to make their sponsors happy first instead of just enjoying surfing. Let your kid be a kid – if they rip sponsors will come with time (in their teens).
Quincy being overshadowed by her mom and dad to make sure her sticker placement is right
Go make mommy and daddy proud – don’t surf for yourself Quincy, remember those logos can come off just as quick as they appeared
“Hello Facebook World! I’m selling a bunch of my photo gear. Pass this onto to anyone you may know who’s interested in sports photography or surf photography. I priced most of all this equipment at the very lower level of the used pricing chart even though a lot of my equipment is in better condition than the price dictates. If you’re interested place private message me. Prices are firm. Gunna wait it out for a year and see what happens with cinema cameras. . I got some loner program stuff I can use until then.” – Peter Taras
“This photo editor sold his camera kit, you’ll never believe what he did next!” – Morgan Massen
We’re not sure if this is the beginning of the end for Peter at Surfing Magazine or if he is truly is waiting for cinema cameras. We call BS on Pete! If your waiting for cinema cameras which is fine, but why then would you be selling your lenses that would go on these cameras? (keeping your trusty 50mm?)
Petes’ Camera Gear for Sale:
…and in other “The Enthusiast Network” news (owners of Surfer and Surfing magazine) editor-in-chief Brendon Thomas of Surfer Magazine for the past 5 years has now left to join forces with The Surfers Journal.
So there you have it, a photo editor selling his gear and a editor that has left his position for a magazine that’s not going anywhere…