Canon hasn’t missed that the EF model of the 100mm f/2.8 macro lens has been well-liked as a portrait lens for a while and requested Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photography to take the new RF model for a spin. Collectively, they present the insane picture high quality this new optic can ship.
Canon introduced the redesigned RF100mm f/2.8 Macro lens in mid-April with a number of upgrades that ought to make it interesting to a variety of photographers. Whereas a separate video exhibits precisely how the brand new Spherical Aberration (SA) Management Ring impacts pictures, the video largely targeted on the macro capabilities of the lens. Right here, you will get an concept of what a high-end portrait photographer can count on by way of picture high quality and efficiency.
The Bethencourts selected a “bedazzled” theme for his or her shoot that includes three little one fashions. The duo clad them in a shocking wardrobe and set of vibrant, flashy equipment to finish the look.
“We actually goal to empower kids by our work, so we wished them to appear and feel like royalty on this shoot, with gems from head to toe,” Kahran says.
“We all know that almost all photographers will have a look at this lens and simply consider its macro capabilities. But it surely’s a lot extra,” she provides.
Regis notes that the 2 actively used the SA management ring to vary how bokeh and out-of-focus areas look within the picture each within the background and foreground.
“In the event you flip the lens to the plus aspect, the bokeh will get a more durable edge. Transferring the ring to the minus aspect, the bokeh will get softer,” Kahran says. The video above exhibits the acute examples of this modification, which mirrors what was seen in Canon Europe’s video, albeit with extra apparent depictions of the modifications due to the backdrop.
Wanting on the pictures, it’s stunning how easy the setup was. The duo selected to make a set of straightforward, do-it-yourself-style backdrop that wasn’t notably sophisticated to place collectively. The primary backdrop contains a Christmas tree garland, the second makes use of colourful plastic gems, and the third is simply white Christmas lights.
The Bethencourts be aware that this lens is extremely sharp, and the outcomes right here don’t contest that. Whereas not one of the images from the shoot have been captured large open, none are closed down additional than f/5.6 both; most have been shot at f/4. All the photographs above have been shot on the Canon EOS R5 cameras. The extent of element is especially spectacular and will give a sign of what photographers can count on when the lens becomes available in July.
Picture credit: Photographs by CreativeSoul Pictures and supplied courtesy of Canon USA.