The Paramount and New Construction

The Paramount and New Construction - Austin, Texas

The Paramount and New Construction – Austin, Texas

I’m wrapping up this mini-series with my favorite image that I made so far with the new mystery Canon lens. Like the first two photographs of this three-part series, I went downtown to test this Canon lens, which I explicitly purchased to work on my Fujifilm GFX 50R. Kind of strange, right? But, this combo has enabled me to do nighttime handheld photography that was previously not possible with the GFX 50R.

And, this lens might work better on the Fuji than on the Canon since I get a better dynamic range with outstanding resolution and details.

The Paramount was looking particularly majestic on Congress Avenue. As you can see, there is a new skyscraper under construction right next to the State Theater. It’s a thin sliver of a property that you wouldn’t think is big enough to build such a structure. I like the architectural details of the blue backlit skeleton. It makes for a dramatic counterpoint to the warm glow of the Paramount.

Today’s post wraps up my recent coverage of Texas events, including the graduation of my two sons. I’ll be heading back to Los Angeles for a while on the blog. When I’m back to the Austin coverage, I’ll reveal the mystery Canon lens, unless you want to find out earlier by subscribing to my free newsletter.

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2 thoughts on “The Paramount and New Construction

  1. It looks like the lens is a nice addition to the Fuji. It obviously is a wide angle. My guess would be a 24mm tilt-shift. Mostly because I wanted to try one, but the used lens world did not cooperate.

    FYI, I’ve traded most of my EF lenses to support an experiment adapting legacy lenses to the L-mount. A Zeiss 50mm (EF) and Canon 50mm f1.2 (FL) are the only Canon mount lenses I have for now.

    1. Hi PaulB, that’s also a lens that I’m eyeing, sometime in the future. However, it is not the Canon lens that I recently bought.

      The L mount seems versatile with a surprising number of lens between Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma, plus the adapted glass.

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