Fender Stratocaster

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 & Time30-NOV-2019, 11:16
LocationUnterhaching, Bavaria, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
LensCanon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Exposure1/500 sec at f/1.2
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4896 x 3264 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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