Monday, April 17, 2006

Portrait with an 85mm

Another one of my impulse buy's happened last week.... this time it was an 85mm f/1.4 aka The Cream Machine.
Very true to it's nick name. Here's one of my first shots with it.

Really like the bokeh it produces... though not much different than the legendary 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens but in a much lighter package; easy to hand hold, extra 2 stops for low light and much smaller minimum focusing distance.

It has found a place in my bag :)

Friday, April 07, 2006


Going through some of my old shots.... this one here I liked a lot and kept coming back again to see it.
Like the colors in the dresses...


Recently have been playing with shooting close ups with the extension tubes and close up lens adapters.

This one shot with the Canon 500D mounted on 70-200 lens

300mm with PK-13 extension tube

Shooting with these required much more patience than shooting with a dedicated Macro lens due to the very fine DOF range associated with the high magnification.

I am getting used to them :)