Posted by: Mike P. | July 24, 2010

New Toys

It’s fascinating that there is actually a rating for the quality of out of focus-ness that a lens generates when the objects exceed the depth of field.  See what you think.  I suppose to be fair, I should have used the same focal length on each lens.  This is why I am not a scientist.  I’ve also been playing with cameras for 9 hours straight.  Oh, and the 70-200 came today 🙂


  1. Fascinating. I have to admit that I like the bokeh on the one shot with the L better, but that might just be a feature of the fact that the focal length is altered and thus the background is different. Maybe it would have looked all right on the other one, too, at the same focal length. (Though the aperture looks… somehow rounder on the L.)
    Rent the 50mm sometime (the f/1.2L or just the regular f/1.4) for a day and see what you think of the bokeh on that in comparison!

    • I’m going to have to redo this correctly, aren’t I? 🙂 I was sooo tired the other night. I’ll have to look into the 1.2L some day. I’ll want a prime at some point, anyhow. First, I need to figure out how to carry this stuff. I think I will need to use different canes, too. Ones with wrist straps would be nice since I could let them go, do lensy stuff, and then grab them again without any drama.

      200mm with a 1.6 sensor is long and almost impossible to hand hold without some serious shutter speeds. I tried some macro a while ago, but I doubt it is sharp. Still in the camera. Well, I kinda knew that might happen. I won’t lose any money on it should I move to one with IS in a year or two.

      • Okay, someone seriously needs to invent a cane where you can unscrew the handle and inside is a camera mount so it converts into a monopod. Seriously. Because that would be awesome.

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