One of my very first photo shoots and first beach shoot was an interesting experience. At the time the only lighting gear I really had was a Canon 430EXII with omnibounce and a reflector. The flash was triggered via a Canon 580EXII on camera.
Gave in to temptation last week and got the Canon 135mm f/2L lens. Considered to be one of Canon’s finest lenses and the sharpest of the L primes. So what do I do to test it out? Take blurry pictures of the sunset through reflections on windows and the car of course!
Mini story time: when I went out to take the above pictures, my neighbors were outside playing with their kids. After seeing me come out to take pictures, they got curious and probably wondered what the hell was going on that was so interesting. After I went back inside, I saw them walk out and look at the sunset, then take out their phones and take pictures as well. Haha, photography bringing people together.
Later in the day I decided to test it on more appropriate subjects to check sharpness:
Pretty damn sharp lens if you ask me. Happy with it so far, but the real test will be when I can find a human subject under controlled lighting. Hopefully, I can setup a shoot soon. Stay tuned.