A common waxbill, seen here snacking and eyeing the camera. Once again, this was taken at the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this past weekend. Maybe I'll post a few butterflies next.
Camera Nerdery: This is the full 1.2. The one thing this lens will do that no other 85mm can. Chromatic aberrations? Yeah, but that's correctable. This isn't cropped close enough to easily see, but even wide open the resolving power of the lens was able to capture plenty of feather detail. Corner softness wide open? Probably, but I would never compose my subject into the corner of the frame with this lens. And besides, look at the quality of the planar transition to defocus--there's no detail to scrutinize in the corners, which is the point. It's a remarkable lens. [1Ds mkIII, 85L, manual focus, handheld, ISO 320, 1/400th, f/1.2, ]