I love my Zeiss 21mm

I heard Carl Zeiss lenses are the bomb… I picked up the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon. I haven’t used it much yet and that’s a shame - it’s a beautiful lens. The Carl Zeiss Photo Contest motivated me to get out and shoot… although the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge has nothing to do with a ‘digital surrounding’ which was the theme on the contest. Oh well, it was fun… here are a couple shots I took.

My nephew Skyler. He’s 4 years old and he thinks I have magic because of this little Photoshop job :) The photo above was submitted to the Carl Zeiss Photo Contest 2009 and after posting it to Flickr it was awarded multiple Flickr Awards.




I brought the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens too and here are a few shots with that one:




All dogs are supposed to be on a leash at Lynn Canyon. This one nearly got swept away by the current while chasing a rock someone threw. The dog bounced off of rocks, tumbled and twisted before barely making its way to land. Another 50 ft. and it was waterfall time.


And yours truly… holding my baby girl Erika… and wearing my ‘Destroy Babylon’ hat and hoodie. Thank you very much for the threads before I took off to Canada!

Destroy Babylon a.k.a. ‘Duppies’, a.k.a. ‘Five-O’ is a Tokyo based underground clothing company which makes everything from sneakers to jackets to sock-like accessories to cover arms tattoos. They have a shop in Ura-Hara called, ‘The Vault,’ and their exhibitions are held every few months.

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10 Responses to I love my Zeiss 21mm

  1. Albert says:

    Nice shots man. Very cool. I dig the 70-200mm f/2.8 darker forest one the best. Has a Lord of the Rings vibe to it, haha. Oh, and I gotta pick me up some duppies next i’m in Tokyo. Ha

  2. Sonya says:

    I just love your photos of Lynn Canyon! It’s a stunningly beautiful place, one of my favorites on the North Shore.

  3. Marvellous photos. Your baby girl is super cute :)

  4. Alice MacSween says:

    Hey nice to hear from you, some really great shots. Baby is beautiful and looks sleepy. Your Nephew is very interested in something.

  5. Billy says:

    @Sonya - thanks. It was my first time to Lynn Canyon… I almost had a heart attack on the suspension bridge!

    @My Kafkaesque Life - thank you very much!

    @Alice - I asked my nephew to pose for that picture… he’s such a ham.

  6. Jaden says:

    Great colourful shots! Nice work.

  7. Jenny says:

    That’s arguably the best wide angle lens ever made! You have good taste in ‘glass’ Billy. Keep shooting. Keep shooting. Good luck on the Zeiss Contest and congratulations on the Flickr awards you’ve received.

  8. Samantha says:

    Your daughter is adorable and so are you ^^

  9. Outstanding shots! Love the colors throughout these compositions, especially the light ray captured through the dark trees and brush. All very well done.

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