This is a test of the Canon T2i/550d

Most shots were done with the Canon 50mm f1.8 (non-usm) lens. The extreme close up shots were done with the same lens with a screw-on macro adapter.

Their is also one shot with the Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 lens, of taking books out of a bookshelf.

It was important to me to do tests without any expensive specialty lenses. I believe both of these lenses are valued under the $100 USD mark.

All of these shots were setup in 5 minutes or less, on special rigs or setup was needed.

Room lighting is 4x65w flood bulbs, recessed.

No lights were used in the lit candle shots.

A 14w CFL desk lamp was used in the candle smoke shots.

Shutter speed was 1/30sec for all shots.

More detailed review at:

Note: in the dark areas of some shots you can see some obvious compression squares, this is compounded by some noise and the relatively low bitrate that vimeo uses. For a screenshot of the original video see the URL above.

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