Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Lens Exposed

About a week ago, I revealed that I had decided to get a new lens for my camera. It's a super zoom from 18 to 270mm, which is quite impressive. It will make the cameras heavier to port about, and that was and is a concern. Eventually, however, one has to make a decision, and in this world, compromise is necessary.

Looking up our street using the widest angle which should be pretty useful for landscapes

At maximum zoom from the same position

The lens also has vibration control, and I think it helps. Both of the following photos were taken at 1/13 second, which normally produces more blur or fuzziness than what I see here.

The portability factor notwithstanding, I think I am and I'll continue to be fairly happy with this addition. Afterall, we still have Cuppa's compact when I really want to travel light.

Before I go, here it is in its two positions.


Diana said...

Nice AC, Have fun. I know you will!
Love Di ♥

Lorna said...

Great photos, but how did you take a picture of your own camera? Were you looking in a mirror?

Anonymous said...

I have lens envy. Wow. You could shoot the wrinkles on my face from a mile away.

RE: Question a my place...

Anvilcloud said...

I'm a trickster, Lorna.

Donna said...

The CIA has Nothing on You!!Hahaa
Wow! Nice zoom! And the family photos are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

You are right about the CIA, looks like a weapon to me.

Mara said...

That's a lens alright! I wouldn't know where to put it or how to carry it about.

Bernie said...

WOW I couldn't get over the difference in the pictures looking up your street......of course cuppa and the grandchildren look good no matter what lens you use.
Enjoy your new toy.....:-) Hugs