Wednesday, December 24, 2008


My buddy finally got influenced by me to purchase the value-for-money EF85mm F/1.8 USM. This lens will be coupled with his EOS400D as a portrait lens. The Canon shop in KLCC has 5 units of it in stock, so we headed there in the evening. I brought my tripod along to perform some simple AF test, just to make sure the lens is not having the front/backfocusing issue which we faced it 2 weeks ago at another shop. The EOS400D body had been calibrated at Canon due to slight front focusing but it's working perfectly now. When you perform an AF test on the lens, it's important that your camera body is focusing accurately, or vice versa.

Lucky enough, the lens' AF nailed on each test shot. After testing for almost 20 minutes, my friend was fully satisfied and we left the shop with the lens. While it was still early, we went to the KLCC Park to wait for the magical hour. With the tripod, we can afford to use the lowest ISO setting at 100, F-number of 11 and as long as 6s of shutter speed. After waiting for almost 30 minutes, this is what we captured with a EF-S 17-85mm F/4-5.6 IS USM at 27mm (35mm equiv).