We retreat to our Phoenix streets again tonight with new toys at our disposal. My friend Greg upgraded his camera, and is starting to get comfortable with using a flash. I’ve for the most part reserved flash photography to studio work, for now, and given that I have a new lens to play with tonight my focus is elsewhere anyhow.
For the last 2 years, I’ve concentrated on getting comfortable with my Canon 50mm 1.4, which I believed to be the holy grail of lenses. After playing around with the kit lens (Canon 18-55 3.5) Greg didn’t want, I am pretty awestruck with the types of pictures it gives me access to, and they turn out great for night photography purposes given the image stabilization. I literally had no idea how vital image stabilization was, and honestly would take it over a fast lens now for the types of pictures I take, the proof is in the photos. No doubt the 50mm 1.4 has its uses but I am really glad I bought his kit lens! Tonight’s pictures completely changed my opinion about what my next quality lens purchase should be! So enough about that, onto the street photography.