Tuesday, February 08, 2011

E-session: The other photographer

I was invited by a friend of mine over the weekend to shoot with him for an engagement session of his friends (the couple). He informed me that we were going to shoot with the organizing photographer. I thought this was a nice opportunity to test my 85mm f/1.8 I just recently acquired (thanks to my big brother). It was a good thing I had the 85mm on my 1000D and was able to stay away from the organizing photographers' view. I was trying my best to stay away from their view as not to disturb them as I was only a guest photographer. All my shots were like stolen/candid shots but I like most of them.

By the way, shots taken were somewhere between 10:30 - 12:00 noon with partly cloudy skies.

Joedex & Alyne's Engagement Photo Session (Best viewed full screen on black. Click on the image for the album photos)

Prenup: Joedex & Alyne
With regards to the performance of this glass was very nice. Fast and quiet AF. But after having the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 which was on the heavy side, I made some adjustments on holding the camera as it's very compact and light. Being it light and short, honestly I had a little difficulty on avoiding camera shake. Had to compensate with a little boost on the ISO.

Purple fringing is very evident wide open. I'm not sure if having the lens hood will minimize this. Oh well, will wait for the budget to arrive.

All in all, I'm happy with the 85mm.

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