Saturday, November 2, 2013


Autumn is my favourite season and I usually take a lot of pictures, but not this year.  Seeing that the colours of the trees are quickly changing, and the weather is getting colder, I know if I don't go out and take some pictures of fall colours, that would be it this year.

I like to use long lenses to shoot the fall and the at wide apertures, because I like the look of the bokeh. The Canon 200mm f1.8L would have been great for this, but it's semi-dead; I can take pictures with it, but it would not focus. Then I thought about the Kinoptik 210mm f2.8 Speciale Cine and it's beautiful rendering, I thought it would be a good lens to use.  I was not disappointed.

There is something about the cinematic lenses that renders pictures so beautifully that I like a lot. If it were not so large and heavy, I would have used it far more often.

All pictures below were taken with the Canon 5D Mark II & Kinoptik 210mm f2.8 Speciale Cine.


  1. You guys get the most delicious reds in your leaves over there

    Well shot :-)

  2. Well, we are famous for our red maple leaf :)

  3. You're right - that lens creates a very beautiful bokeh. Love the first picture!

  4. I miss Toronto home and the fall colours. :( Tomorrow I go shoot green stuff. We don't get the change of season here in Singapore. The only red we see is angry faces with the high price of cars and property. :)

    1. Yeah, Toronto is beautiful in the fall. Too bad now the weather is getting very cold. Not looking forward to winter!

  5. Kinoptilicious !
    Phenix jc