I've been thinking for awhile about my lens collection. Readers who have been following this blog for some time should be aware that I have contemplated purchasing a new telephoto lens. I previously looked at the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8l ii usm lens. However, I own a telephoto lens, the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is usm telephoto zoom lens that I let my brother use. It got to the point where I could only use it with a tripod; and carrying my tripod with me each time I went out with my camera became a chore
Last summer, I went out with a friend of mine recently bought a new camera. She has a telephoto lens and to watch the pictures she captures made me envious. So with that in mind, I spoke with my brother last month and asked if I could get the lens back. Another friend in Madison just put up an osprey pole and he wants me to get some photos when the ospreys return in the spring. Without the telephoto lens in my arsenal, there is NO WAY I’d be able to get those photos. I needed the lens back. I felt guilty asking for it. Even though my brother said I could have it back anytime.
The advantage now is that I have every focal length lens I will ever need.
Canon EF-S 10-18MM IS STM Lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is usm telephoto zoom lens
Before spring blooms, I will get out and play with the telephoto lens so I can get reacclimated with it. I will see how I manage hand holding the lens. If I still have a challenge, I’ll have to make sure I carry my tripod when I plan on using THAT lens.
In the meantime:
Focus on what's ahead of you.
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