I’m : a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.

Tiff got me an amazing birthday* present: the 135mm f/2.0 L, the low-light medium-telephoto we’ve wished we had for many events, and widely regarded as the sharpest lens Canon makes.

I shot this hand-held from our bedroom window with it. This thing’s great. Obviously not a general-purpose lens (no prime at this length really could be), but definitely a lifesaver for when I need to shoot a musical performance in a bar, a wedding in a dim old church, or a speech in a darkened auditorium.

* My birthday’s in June, but this lens has been out of stock everywhere since the spring — until last week. It’s the only camera equipment I’ve wanted all year except February’s flashes, and it completes our lens collection for (probably) a long time.