This family was sitting behind me at the 3 Brewers restaurant on Yonge and the little baby kept looking over at me. So I grabbed the camera and snapped the photo. I gave the mother my card and invited her to email me for a free copy of the shot. This was shot with my 50mm at f1.4, wide open. I was focused directly on her eye and I can see that it’s not overly sharp. The lens doesn’t really sharpen up until around f4, which is a bit of a shame. Even f2.8 is much better than wide open. The thing is, I can buy a Tamron 24-70 f3.8 that’s image stabilized and supper sharp and it would replace this 50 easily. Perhaps at night I might miss the f1.4, but certainly not during the daytime walkabouts. And of course I’d have that handy zoom range. Anyway, I thought it was a cute photo.
I got out last night for more night photography, but this time with my 16-35 f4 IS L glass. Shame it isn’t wider but I still enjoyed it. Tamron makes a 15-30 f2.8 that’s image stabilized and I almost bought that instead of my Canon, but after reading the reviews I felt the Canon was a slightly better choice. I don’t do much night photography anyway.
Enjoy your weekend.