Finally got my new 50mm f/1.4G lens. It was on back order but I got word that it arrived at Donna’s Den yesterday. So, I loaded up the kids and went down to the Den to pick it up. And, to top it all off, I had NO border hassle, either going or coming back. Because I already paid tax on the lens, they didn’t make me go through the hassle of filling out 18 thousand metric tonnes of paper work to get my $25 bucks back. 🙂
Being gun shy from the last lens that was defective, I brought this one home and immediately did my pop-can sharpness test again. f/5.6 is the sharpest usable aperture for this lens, so I dialled it in and viola! It’s sharp!
And, just to be safe, I did my Auto Focus test again too. But when I did it, it seemed like this new lens was front focusing (whereas the other lens was back-focused into the next county)! CURSES!!! I thought, surely this can’t be?! What are the odds?! All those Canon people aren’t crazy after all! 😉 . . . But, silly me, I forgot to de-activate the AF Fine Tune settings from the last time I was trying to calibrate the defective lens. Once I turned that compensation off, the Auto Focus was bang on even at f/1.4! 🙂
My next door neighbor and friend Megan was recently diagnosed with a rare lung cancer that targets non-smoking women. In response, a few of us local photographers are doing “Fight For Fonstad Foto Shoots” – 3 simultaneous photography shoots happening in Carnduff, Oxbow and Alameda. The idea is to have 20 minute blitz photo sessions and provide people with a CD of 5 professionally edited images of them and their families at a cost of $50.00 of which all the proceeds will go to help the Fonstad family in their fight against cancer.
The Schedule will go something like this in all three locations:
10:00AM-2:00PM ~ 20 minute shoots
You can contact Jocelyn Harvey in Carnduff
and as an honorary Alameda resident, yours truly 🙂
to book a photography session. All people are welcome to participate from individuals to groups. C’mon out and support a great cause!!! Check out the Fight for Fonstad Foto Shoot group on Facebook.