This photo was shot handheld with a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 manual focus lens set at f/2.2. Exposure 1/50. I set the exposure compensation to -0.3 after my first shot turned out a little too bright and didn’t convey the true feeling of the image. The Zeiss 50mm f1.4 certainly isn’t the best lens in the world, but I love it for capturing the feeling of a scene, especially at night. I don’t know how else to describe it, but when what you’re looking to do is capture the true feeling (vague term, I know) of what you’re experiencing, the Zeiss 50mm f1.4 just seems to nail it every time. I also own the Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro, which is a stunningly beautiful lens, but if I try to use it for photos like this where the feeling is paramount, I am never quite as happy with the result. When I’m trying to showcase the details of an object such as a striking display of architecture, the Zeiss 50mm f2 Makro blows the 1.4 our of the water, but when I want to capture that warm fuzzy feeling I get from a person or a place, the 1.4 just sings.
Category: 50mm, ALL, Canon 5D Mark III, COLLECTIONS, color, earth tones, evening light, purple, street photography Tagged: capturing a feeling in a photo, fine art photos for interior decorating, fine art photos for restaurants, meatpacking district, new york photos, zeiss 50mm f1.4, zeiss f0mm f2 makro