Canon 7D, Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, 1/250 sec at ƒ/2.0, ISO 400

If you read Monday’s blog post you know that I really like sharp images. Well, I recently purchased the Canon 50mm f/1.4 (an upgrade from my 50mm f/1.8) and tried it out all-day at a recent stock photo shoot. I’ve done a few other tests since then and have to say that I’m really satisfied with the focusing on this lens. It’s pretty sharp when set to f/2.0 or f/2.8 … anything below that gets kinda soft but isn’t too bad.

The one bad thing about this is that it introduces quite a bit of chromatic aberration in the images, but that’s something I can easily remove in post processing (if you’d like to see a great way to remove CA in Photoshop check back here over the next few days … I’ve got a good video tutorial on the way).