I’m not the type to fiddle much with many different lenses when I go out to shoot. I tend to have that one favourite lens that I know really well so it never leaves my camera body. For the longest time, I just settled with the standard lens that came with my DSLR. But now that I’m working and can spare a bit of cash on a new lens, well, I may have splurged a bit and got myself two in the past few months. And most recently, I bought the Canon 85mm f1.8 secondhand for a pretty good price. I am incredibly indecisive when it comes to equipment. I’ve researched so much on lenses for the past year and was really excited to upgrade from my standard lens but worried it wouldn’t be the best lens for me. I’ve been eyeing the 85mm for at least 8 months. 8 months! But I finally decided to get it when I found a good deal. On top of that, I have a photography gig in May. Which will be the first time I’m ever paid to do photography. (That photoshoot with Lena doesn’t count cause they gave me kimchi instead of cash). So I figured it would be a good opportunity for me to widen my skills with different lenses.
So I tested out the lens with Lena and Lily a while ago and was able to play around with the bokeh and the perfectly timed fluffy snowfall. I was okay without my coat for the first 10 minutes but you can tell by my cheeks that it definitely wasn’t a comfortable temperature. But I didn’t feel that cold, I’m Canadian after all.