Chris Marquardt

Episode 1172 (1:27:18)

Chris Marquardt

Chris is back and he's excited about a new lens he picked up. It's the Canon 24mm pancake lens. It's tiny! It has a fixed focal length, no zoom, and smaller glass elements. But the lens quality is fantastic. It's fast at F2.8. It uses a new focusing technology called a "stepping motor." This goes at variable speeds to focus depending on what you're doing. Another thing is that the focus is "fly by wire," so you don't have a haptic focus connection. It costs about $179.

Don't forget our current assignment - "Asleep." Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "asleep" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "asleep" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!