As a Portrait Lens, this is one beautiful piece of equipment.
This image is of my friend Pamela Haynes. We met up this week for my Project A Celebration of Women.
I love the field of view, compression, depth and character. Shooting wide open creates a sharpness and punch which brings the moment to life.
I shot Pamela also using my Nikon SB700 in Manual Mode.
I slightly underexposed the ambient reading and the filled in the details wide open at 1/32FV.
Image later edited slightly in Lightroom.
For Portraits, I have to lock focus because the 56 is too slow on Single Point. This is where I need it to sharpen the eyes. Zone Focus is faster…..for the Streets. I will not use it for Portraits. I like my eyes sharp.
This week Long project of shooting with the 56mm has taught me that it is a great focal length for Street Photography and an even better Lens for Street Portraits and Studio Portraits. I just need to remember to use the best Focus Point Setting for each Context.
This Lens is a keeper and is staying in my bag.📷😀