|Matled Howler Feeding on Canopy Leaves|
Canon 7D + 300mm f2.8 @ f2.8
Cameras are great, but lenses are better. While ambient light reflected off the subject is capable of producing an image through a glassless aperture (see pinhole cameras), it is the lens between the subject and photographer that focuses light onto the image sensor. We photographers will often speak about the character of a lens. Difficult to put into words, we use terms like "micro-contrast," "color palette," and "depth." As someone who values the experience of image making above all else, I have a confession to make... I am obsessed with quality glass. There is something seductive about a brilliant lens that can focus light with a clarity that has to be experienced in order to be understood.
|Red-eyed Tree Frog on Heliconia|
Canon 5D markII + 180 f3.5 Macro @ f3.5.
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