Fun with expensive gear…
So BorrowLenses.com had a sale on renting the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II a short while back (and on the Nikon equivalent), so I took the chance to rent it for a second time. I didn’t do much with it the first time, so I’m trying to make more use of it this time around.
Brought out the lens while at a friends’ house the other night, and thought I’d put it through its paces with low light photography. Camera is a 20D, cranked up to ISO 1600, with the stabilization on and aperture set to f/2.8. Got some interesting results, including this fairly clean shot at 1/10th sec. Nothing was done to brighten it, just used my normal process of bumping up the Vibrance, Clarity, Saturation, a small sharpness bump, and noise suppression in Lightroom 3.
Got to say, pretty damn slick result.