NOVEMBER 2019 – Detail of an original Fender Stratocaster electrical guitar. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
I love my Canon 50 mm lens with its super fast 1.2 aperture. But shooting at an aperture value of f/1.2 creates a razor-thin depth of field and can be a true nightmare to nail the focus point correctly, especially for people portraits on location. Just moving a few millimeters can put the person out of focus. Consequently, for weddings I tend to increase the aperture value up to f/5.6 – which makes it somewhat pointless to use this beautiful lens. The 24-70 mm can do the job easily, and provide more flexibly.
In situations where everything is 100% under my control, f/1.2 can create wonderful images. A while ago I shot several images of my Fender Stratocaster guitar (which I also love, btw) at f/1.2, and I really like the dreamy, slightly blurred effect of the main body.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||30-NOV-2019, 11:16|
|Location||Unterhaching, Bavaria, Germany|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1D Mark IV|
|Lens||Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM|
|Exposure||1/500 sec at f/1.2|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4896 x 3264 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|