Sunday, August 22, 2010
One of the characteristics of a very fast telephoto lens, is the very thin depth of field (DOF), even at a distance. This thin DOF makes the subject that's in focus look like it's carve out of thin air. Unfortunately a lens like the 200mm f1.8 is just too heavy to be used all the time. Without a monopod or tripod, it's hard to hand hold for longer than 5 minutes at a time on the 1D II. But, whenever I have a chance to use it, it never disappoints me.