Despite the cloudy conditions throughout the day on her bridal fashion shoot, Félicia didn't add any flash, relying only on the available light. "We were mainly shooting outside in a little park and on the streets, using natural light during the day and the artificial ambient lighting at night," she says. "The shoot lasted almost seven hours, but it was very overcast and the rain meant that we had to frequently stop and take shelter. To compensate for the conditions, and the slight loss of light that comes from the DS coating, I increased the ISO just a little and shot at f/1.2 as much as possible."
While its DS coating, focal length and fast maximum aperture make the Canon RF 85mm F1.2 USM DS a natural fit for portrait photography, this is a versatile lens, suitable for a whole range of subjects, from food photography to video work. "With the quality of this bokeh, I'm confident I could get beautiful results while capturing the details of a wedding – the flowers, cake, shoes and so on," Félicia says.
"The 85mm prime will forever be my favourite type of lens, and the way that DS enhances photographs taken at this focal length means that this is the lens for me. Once you see what's possible, it's a lens you want to use as much as you can, especially wide open at f/1.2."