Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Lens

Ever since I had my telephoto lens stolen, I've been wanting to replace it. But what I decided was that I wasn't buying junk anymore. Not that what I had was junk, because it wasn't. Some of my favorite pictures were taken with my kit lens and an inexpensive telephoto. Learning about light and how to make it work for you will allow you to take great pictures with basic lenses. But I decided I was going to buy "good" glass. Sharp, fast glass. I would love to own the Nikon 70-200/2.8 lens. THAT will probably never happen...unless I can save enough money to buy it used. BUT, what I discovered, is before the 70-200, they had the 80-200/2.8 on the market. And you can find it used, if you're patient. Lucky for me, I did. And I'm in love.

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One of the first pictures I took with it. So beautiful with it's sharpness and blurriness.

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First let me explain about my chickens. They are spoiled. Extremely spoiled. So in saying that, it's EXTREMELY hard to get a good picture of them, because as soon as I come out, they come running to me, looking for a treat or snack. So getting down at their level will usually bring them running over to me, which is why it's hard to get a good shot of them. But, even though I cut Harriet's feet off trying to be quick, this is an awesome picture taken with an awesome lens. The blurry (bokah) background is gorgeous with total sharpness on Harriet.

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Holy rainbow Batchick! How I missed this picture until now! I was uploading these and saw this one that I didn't process and couldn't believe it. How did I miss the blurry, beautiful, bokah background. It's just gorgeous. Harriet must just love getting her picture taken. This picture makes me love the 80-200 even more. Worth.every.penny. The bonus will be the muscles I gain from lifting it! :D

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