Ryan Ruhl & Matty Miller Coldwater Skatepark Coldwater, Mi. (CXP) 8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE
This is going to be one of those random things where I’ll chat about a photo. All the camera info can be seen as well as my reasonings behind the image.
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Shutter: 1/80 s
Exposure Setting: Manual
Strobe Flash: Did Fire – Canon 430EX II
Lens: EF8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE USM
Lens Focal Length: 11 mm
White Balance: Auto
Rider info – Ryan Ruhl & Matty Miller
Location – Coldwater Skatepark Coldwater, Mi. (CXP)
This is not a review by any manner but will include some of my insights on the new 8-15mm f/4L FISHEYE. This was an impromptu shoot just 30 minutes prior to I was at the Willows eating. This was my first time really shooting out in the field with this lens. The first thing I really liked about this lens was at 15mm it is a great wide-angle and at 11mm it’s a great fisheye on the cropped sensor of my 1D. This lens reeks of quality but at $1500 this should be a given. My only gripe is that there is a bit of Chromatic aberration when you go to 8mm. This is a great lens, razor-sharp, and I hope to use it as a crutch to get me out of my 70-200 safety zone.
These images are just quick shots. There was no time or need for that matter to set up light stands. I went handheld with a 430EX II connected to the 1D with a Canon Off-camera shoe cord. The flash was set to 1/2 or 1/4 power as I like the control of manually setting the power of my flash as opposed to letting ETTL run wild. In retrospect I should have just went the ETTL route as I took several test shots to make sure I was where I wanted to be exposure wise.
There you have it nothing special and just for kicks I’ll give you the pre processed images.