A few snaps of Jeff and Darren from a quick shoot last night. I nev­er real­ized how much I need my new 70–200mm lens after get­ting a full-frame cam­era; 70mm is much too short, even in my small stu­dio room.

It’s strange to see so much nat­ur­al vignetting. I’m not sure if it’s the lens or the way the light falls off when spread across the back­ground from one direc­tion.

Jeff in hat


Jeff in black and white


Darren body


Jeff in hat black and white


Darren in black and white



  1. Looks like the edge of your full frame sen­sors aren’t get­ting enough light. The Lens IRIS isn’t big enough?

    • All lens­es have light fall-off around the edges, it’s just a mat­ter of how much there is. The only rea­son you don’t notice it on a cropped-sen­sor cam­era is that it’s tak­ing the cen­tre of the image only. You can eas­i­ly cor­rect vignetting by shoot­ing in RAW because there’s an adjust­ment slid­er for that. Nowadays, the lat­est high-end Canon bod­ies also have built-in lens infor­ma­tion and will auto­mat­i­cal­ly com­pen­sate for the light fall-off depend­ing on what lens is put on, since they all have unique vignetting sig­na­tures (and as long as it’s an offi­cial Canon lens).

      The best way to judge true vignetting is to take a pic­ture of an entire­ly white back­ground with even, flat light­ing.

  2. Wow.… Lost.

    Oh, and,

    I don’t know if he’ll want to hear this, but (whichev­er of them is in the bot­tom-most shot) is going to be a real­ly neat-look­ing old man.

  3. What does “neat-look­ing old man” imply?

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