Saturday, May 12, 2012
Playing with a New Toy!
I got a new telephoto lens this week, and since TQ & I had decided to skip boating today in favor of taking the dogs out to Floyd Bennett Field's "Back 40" hiking area, I decided to take it along for a test drive. Here are the first pictures. Sebago Sailing Committee folks will particularly enjoy that I started with the Sebago Canoe Club's Spring Regatta (although they probably would've liked us to be out there - sorry guys, next time maybe!). They were at Carnarsie Pier, we were on the north shore of Mill Basin, I zoomed all the way to 200x and although I don't think I'll be printing them for my little hallway "gallery", they're...well, a little over 3x better than I could've done before (max zoom WAS 45X). the shuttle, but when I went shopping the night before the guys at Adorama were friendly, helpful, and told me that if I could wait a week, I could get a great deal - guys at J&R had pretty much mentally checked out by the time I got there, 15 minutes before closing - so between that & a fact that a friend used to work for them until they laid him off in a pretty awful way, I decided to wait for the deal. Think I might be able to have some fun with it! :