Canon 35mm F/1.4 L Samples At a Chiptunes Concert

I shot a concert this weekend with the Canon EOS 7Dand my brand new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USMand my Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USMlens. These are some sample images shot recently. If you’d like to know more about the 7D, you can check out my comparison of it against the Nikon D300sand how the specs stack up against the Canon EOS 60Dand the Canon EOS Rebel T2iin order to figure out which one is for you. A specially prepared comparison of the 7D vs the D300s for shooting concerts will be published in the next couple of weeks, so look out for it. And now the images.

Also, please respect my copyright. If you want to use them, just ask: chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

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Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N Aspherical (Day 6)

Exposure 1/4000 sec Aperture f/1.4 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias -2 EV

What is the big deal about the lens? What makes it Special?  The answer: f/1.4 Working with this lens is fascinating. At f/1.4 it’s Tack sharp and gives an incredibly narrow depth of field.  The lenses wide angle of view is 84° diagonal on FX  and 61° on small-format DX , allows for great composure and flexibility. But I have to say this again, this lens is an f/1.4, it just allows the light to pour in. I believe I am in love with f/1.4.

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Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N (Day 5)

Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80) Aperture f/4.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200

A lazy Saturday and I had the urge to get into nature a little. I am no Art Wolfe or Ansel Adams but I do enjoy and taking landscape photos. One of my goals in Photography is to create a collection of landscapes in New Jersey. Landscape photography can be very Wabi Sabi (imperfect temporary beauty). The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lensis a great lens for capturing this.

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Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N (Day 4)

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/4.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias 0 EV

On August 19 2010 our Editor Chris Gampat hosted the first monthly networking event which he named Snapshots. The  staff of The Phoblographer and loads of other people got together to share a few drinks and some great conversation. I had the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lenson hand to take some pictures of the event.

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Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N (Day 3)

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/2.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias +1/3 EV Flash On, Return detected

The Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lenswent through some testing with up close shooting and performed admirably. The great thing about primes is that it forces a person to take their time and focus on the composure of their shot. A photographer can take some delight in the fact that the lens gives more visible space to play with because it is also such a wide lens. This is my opinion mind you. I have found close up photography to be fun with this lens.

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Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED (Day 2)

Exposure 0.033 sec (1/30) Aperture f/5.6 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 800

I did not want to go to my day job on the second day of testing this lens, but I had to. What I wanted to do was stay out all day. I wanted to stay out and play with the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lensall day and all night. But alas, I could not. What I was able to do was visit Sinatra Park in Hoboken, New Jersey and evaluate its wide angle, low light, and motion capabilities. I also found myself looking at the sharpness in low light and paying attention to how the autofocus worked.

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CanonEXPO Hands-On: Canon 70-300mm F4-5.6 L IS and 8-15mm F4 L Fisheye Zoom Lenses

Canon showed off at its expo two new zoom lenses that are as different as night and day. On one side, the 70-300mm F4-5.6 L IS zoom lens offers a range of high-powered telephoto reach with a seemingly excellent image stabilization system. On the other side, the 8-15mm F4 L fisheye zoom lens offers a wide to really-super-ultra-wide angle, accomplishing some impressive optical gymnastics in the process. I spent some time with both lenses, and I was impressed (and at one point, amazed) by what I saw.

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Field Review Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N Aspherical Lens (Day 1)

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N Aspherical (77mm filters, 21.8 oz./618g).

Well, I am currently working with the new Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM Prime Wide Angle Nikkor Lensand oh man what a sweet piece of glass it is! When it comes to Camera lenses, I am a lover of all things prime. If you have read previous post on this site like “Why Everyone Needs an 85mm Lens” you could understand my interest in this lens.

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Recommended CCTV Prime Lenses for Micro Four Thirds

Since the release of the Noktor 50mm F0.95 prime lens for Micro Four Thirds, users have been wanting more lenses like this one. The lens is essentially a CCTV lens remounted for the Micro Four Thirds system. In general, users of Micro Four Thirds cameras really appreciate small or pancake primes. That said, here is a list of great CCTV lenses that you may want to get your hands on.

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