Sunday, August 22, 2010


William -- 1D IIn & EF 200mm f1.8L @ f2.2.

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.


  1. It is shots like this that make people want to own only primes and your swim meet pics are also in that league. Well done!

  2. Well said Chester. There is just no substitution if you want fast lenses. Prime is the only way to go.