F/0.95: Shooting with the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm

I picked up this lens second-hand from Matt Day, a photographer in Chillicothe, Ohio, that I greatly respect and admire. It came in Thursday, now it’s Monday, and after having shot with it almost exclusively this weekend I am deep in love.

I read some complaints about the sharpness wide open, and the flaring/ghosting of the lens, but I like pretty much everything about the way it captures light and character. Hard to complain about a lens with an f/0.95 aperture that only costs $500.

Here’s some shots from the weekend, let me know what you think!

This is the first cat picture of the blog

This is the first cat picture of the blog

This lens has quirks, but might be the best, most full-of-character lens that I’ve ever used.

lululemon Commercial Photography

I recently had the chance to work with the Chattanooga lululemon store and two beautiful and amazing models, Jennifer Shaughnessy and Gabrielle Davis.

Here’s some of what we got:

Can’t wait to work with both of them again!