Friday, December 15, 2006

The discovery of a perfect lens

Friday the 13th in January was a lucky day for me. That was the day that I rented a Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM fixed medium telephoto lens. With which one gets a more natural angle of view and perspective. These lenses will provide you with the image closest to how your eye perceives the subject and they are excellent for portraits and for giving images natural depth of field. I was testing it during the weekend and I immediately fell in love. This lens was so much sharper than all the lenses I have tried untill that day (and until today and I've tested or at least had a few shots with, at least 30, the only one that beat this lens was Canon's EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM). It has a great bokeh, DOF control and accurate&fast AF system (which is crucial if you do min DOF photography). I did some testing on my friends, I'll post the results. Both photos are taken at f1.8 (aperture wide open). After the weekend was over, I didn't return the lens to the store, I came back and payed for it without hesistation (and it wasn't cheap, but it was sooo good that I couldn't help myself).

This is just a test image: 100% crop, f1.8, ISO 200 (ofcourse no sharpening added)

Welcome to my Blog!

From now on you'll be privileged to be the first to see my photos
online;). I'll start with some history (with this and the next few
posts). This session dates back to January 9th 2006. The girl on the photos is my friend Tisa,
that was the second session that we had. We've had a few more later on
this year, and she got better form session to session. I could say we
both got better, working together as a team. Enough of the talking,
let's get to the photos...