Prime time

For my birthday fun today (actually yesterday because it’s the wee hours now) I left the zoom at home and headed downtown (walking with Mags) to shoot some photos with only a prime attached to my camera. The lens of choice was the Canon 40mm f/2.8 pancake–aka, the “Shorty Forty.” I’ve already posted some shots of my focus/bokeh tests with the lens, but this is the first time I’ve used it away from the homestead. It was a fun exercise, and besides being ridiculously low profile and lightweight, the lens focuses quickly and is very sharp. No doubt, I’ll be using the 40mm more often.

Dudes on the street:

Dudes on the street

Some cars in the vicinity:

80s car outside of warehouse

80s car making a right turn

Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

Canon 5DM3 during prime time.

Barbecuing chicken

Here’s another shot from this past weekend’s Cotati Accordion Festival. I grabbed the shot because I liked the light on the cook. No doubt, the stream of people queueing up behind him had something completely different on their minds.

Guy barbecuing a lot of chicken at a music festival

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 105mm. 1/600 at f/5.6, ISO 100.

Canon 5DM3 seeing another side of a scene.

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