Musings on Photography

45mm F/2.8 TS-E

Posted in Canon EF 45mm f/2.8 TS-E, Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on August 16, 2009

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Not necessarily indicative of the capabilities of the lens; just the photos I happened to make with it. All wide open at f/2.8.

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  1. Rory said, on August 16, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Nice, although the bokeh looks a little strange in the first picture.

  2. Paul Butzi said, on August 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Nice, although the bokeh looks a little strange in the first picture.

    Yep. Lens was set to minimum focus distance. I’ve noticed this sort of weird effect when you have a field of very small bright objects that have their out of focus images overlap. There’s some strange in phase/out of phase reinforcement going on.

    I don’t quite have a grip on that yet.

  3. matt said, on August 17, 2009 at 7:39 am

    You don’t see enough tree branch photos with dogs in the background.

  4. matt said, on August 17, 2009 at 7:40 am

    You also don’t see enough dog photos with tree branches in the foreground.

  5. Paul Butzi said, on August 17, 2009 at 8:17 am

    You don’t see enough tree branch photos with dogs in the background.

    Well, not all photographers are equipped with a Helper Dog(tm) that walks into the field of view to check out what has captured the photographer’s attention.

    It’s not fair, I know. But life is like that.

    And anyway, I’ve seen lots of tree branch photos with dogs in the background. What you don’t see very often is tree branch photos with dogs in the background made with the lens wide open, and using a lens capable of both tilt and shift but with neither capability employed in the photo.

    And when you *do* see photos like that, they’re usually not quite this boring.

    I guess I’ll start a new category on Flickr. Isn’t that what Flickr is for?

  6. Rory said, on August 31, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Hey Paul, are you using the standard focusing screen?


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