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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