05 October 2016

Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens

Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens - Flowers In The Rain
 All Photos © Vernon Chalmers
Flowers In The Rain. Photos by Vernon Chalmers.

Objective: Demonstrating low light photography with the Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and Canon Speedlite 430 EX II external hot shoe flash. 

Location: Durbanville Cape Town. Early morning wind / rain and generally just miserable low light conditions.

Settings: All photos hand-held in Av mode (Aperture Priority) with Auto ISO's between 200 - 400. Shutter speeds all automatically selected by camera. Focal lengths between 112-135mm. RAW to JPG conversion in Adobe Lightroom 5.4.

Equipment used:

  • Canon EOS 700D SLR camera body 
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash (TTL Mode) 

About the Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens
This standard zoom lens replaces the older EF-S 18-135mm IS lens by offering a more refined Image Stabilizer and improved video capabilities. The Stepping Motor (STM) technology contributes to smoother, silent and improved auto-focus in live view and video (for compatible EOS camera bodies). This is a good image quality / light budget travel lens for photography enthusiasts offering adequate focal reach (35mm eqv. of 29-216mm zoom range)
 for most day trips. Yellow Roses close-ups. Wide-angle galleries with same lens: Bridges / Sunrise 
    (Click to enlarge / Slide show) 
    Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
    Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens f/5.6 ISO 200 (Flash)
    Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
    Canon EOS 700D / EF-S  18-135mm IS STM Lens f/5.6 ISO 400 (Flash)
    Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
    Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens f/5.6 ISO 400 (Flash)
    Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
    Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens f/5.6 ISO 250 (Flash)
    Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
    Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens f/5.6 ISO 200 (Flash)
    Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
    Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens f/5.6 ISO 400 (Flash)
    Flowers In The Rain - Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens
    Canon EOS 700D / EF-S 18-135mm IS STM Lens f/5.6 ISO 400 (Flash)


    Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/2.5-5.6 STM lens
    Canon EOS 700D / Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/2.5-5.6 STM lens