Hello folks, I took my new lens out today and the first living thing I could find to photograph was a spider — sorry about that. And the most hideous spider since last time I said that, too! Uncropped and on the full 200mm, which meant I could not get too close to the beastie. I was fine with that.
I’m very pleased with the lighting and the blur. I had it set on auto, of course. It took me a little while to get used to the image in the view finder jumping up and down (the vibration reduction feature) and the feel of the lens mirrors moving.
It appears I may have got this cheap because the original box was damaged – like it had been squashed or – heaven forbid – dropped. The lens looked unused and immaculately clean and was still wrapped in its anti-static bag, with the lens hood in the storage position. I’ll need to read the instructions to get that turned around. Come with a lens pouch and UV filter. I’m rapt.
I hope the honeyeater makes up for forcing yourself to look at the spider.
I hope you have a lovely Easter coming up. We’re saving our trip for when our camper trailer is ready. We had the electric brake controller put on the Triton yesterday, and the fellow changed our round 7 pin socket to a 12 pin flat plug, which negates the need for a separate Anderson plug. We didn’t want to use the car to charge the trailer battery since it will be charged when we leave home and we’ll only do shortish trips and have low power requirements. Still undecided about getting a 3- way fridge.
Thanks for looking. Take care. 🙂