1/1000s, f/1.4, ISO 800, 35mm

The 35mm f/1.4 is just a stellar performer in low light.  Here's a shot on a 5d Mark II at 1/1000s, an ISO of 800 and the lens wide open.  This being a well-lit street in Hong Kong, I could easily have gone with a lower ISO, but it just didn't occur to me (and besides the 5d Mark II does pretty well at ISO 800).

 Overall, the lens still strikes me as a little too wide for my type of street photography.  Still, it has an amazing ability to turn a lot of eyesores into objects of art.

1 comment:

  1. Great bokeh on this shot. I would like a wider lens, but I would agree that for what you typically shoot, the 50 or 85 would be better. Did you buy this lens, or is rented/borrowed? the 1.4 on the Nikon is pretty $$$.