Portraits with the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lens

I recently took my new Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lens out to the lovely setting of Sizergh Castle, a National Trust property in Cumbria. The intention was to do some test portraits, but I ended up creating a little story which I’m calling ‘In Search of Snowdrops’. The lens performed brilliantly, and I absolutely love the background bokeh when shooting wide open (f2.8) at full … Continue reading Portraits with the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lens

Trying out the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lens

I treated myself to a new lens this week, and have been itching to try it out. At lunchtime today I finally got the opportunity to grab a few shots with it, and I’m seriously impressed with the performance. First of all, I should say that this isn’t a lens for the faint-hearted. It’s heavy (about 1.4kg), long (about 20cm), and quite tricky to hold … Continue reading Trying out the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L USM lens