Shooting with prime lenses presents a set of issues which many photographers may not be aware of with most of these issues being compounded by an increase in focal length. At 800mm the Canon 800mm F5.6 IS USM lens is one of the longest focal lengths in Canon’s arsenal, making it the ideal lens upon which to base this video blog.
This is not a review of the lens so if you are shooting of any other system please don’t skip through this, hopefully you’ll find some useful information which you can apply in the field the next time you’re out shooting with a prime lens!
Something I forgot to mention in the video is how important it is to pay attention to your shutter speed with focla lengths like 800mm, for more on that you can check out this post.
Useful Links & Links Mentioned in the Video
- Its not the size that matters but how you use it, tips for shooting with Prime Telephoto lenses
- Depth of Field in the Field
- #beinspiredby Top 5 Blurring the Foreground
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