Sunlight On The Steps To My Roof Terrace

As anyone knows Canons EF 50mm, f/1.8 II is of a crappy build-it´s a good lens at a good price, it´s just that it feels like it should belong to a toy camera, it´s so plasticky. I dropped this one on the floor, about 9 months ago (my own fault ,not the lenses fault!) and it hit the floor and came apart, the polarizing filter broke but i was able remove that and the lens was untouched-not even a scratch on it! I snapped the lens together but AF is definately a no-no.

So after all this time i thought i´d see how manual focus fares, i´d naturally thought the this lens was a basket case but it still works in manual-lucky i did´nt bin it! So whilst trying it out throughout the house trying to get as many diverse lighting conditions as i could , i came upon the afternoon sun lighting the plants at the bottom of the stairs that go to the roof terrace. No particular reason for this monochrome/colour mix, i just felt like it.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II@  f/8, 1/2000sec, ISO 320   shot in JPEG not RAW, Photoshop.


10 thoughts on “Sunlight On The Steps To My Roof Terrace

  1. Not just great lighting, but great exposure of it. The light also moves you down the steps. Awesome job, Adrian. I used the heck out of that lens for a long time. When I first got it, I thought it was a toy. I was blown away by the clarity…hands down the best bang for $100 you’ll ever get. I have since picked up the f1.4 with better build and it is a staple for me. However, I still use that f1.8 a lot. I use it for free-lensing (in case I drop it), extension tubes for macro and when make my camera “light and small.”

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