Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Faith in the Abstract

It's fall and we're back to having Wednesday night 'Refuge' church services.

This one had some challenging lighting (meaning there wasn't much of it) and no flash allowed - naturally.

Shot with 40D & 50mm 1.4 at f2.5, 1/30th, iso 1600, focused manually as it was just too dark for the autofocus to acquire a lock.


  1. Can I ask a question? Why not open the f-stop all the way to 1.4? or somewhere between 2.5 and 1.4 whick would create a few bring the iso down to 400/800 range or a faster SS to helpw ith focus? Just wondering what yoru thoughts are on this, as I am always looking to pick your brain.

  2. I wanted more DOF than the 1.4 would give me. Since the lenses don't actually stop down until the shutter release, the viewfinder is always at it's brightest - unlike any mechanical aperture lenses I have that darken the viewfinder when stopped down. That also means aperture doesn't affect the AF.