day 146: street scene
I have had my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 for a little while now and still I’m sometimes struggling to get the pictures how I want them. Maybe it has to do with my 450D, which is a crop body, i.e. you get a crop with a normal EF lens due to the smaller sensor. You have to be quite a bit away to get it all in the picture and then there is also the missing image stabilization. Several times I thought that I was just not focusing right, because it looked that way on the camera screen, but on the computer I had to realise that I actually wasn’t keeping the camera steady enough for the shutter speed I was using. Well, I will have to test this a bit more scientifically, maybe shoot a series at different shutter speeds and see what’s the lowest I can go. Apart from these little issues I’m really quite happy with the lens. It has a much better contrast than my two zoom lenses apart from being a bit more sharp and it also seems to me that the colours come out a tad bit nicer. One thing is clear, it makes a huge difference in low light and I’m eager to try it for shooting at tango.