Thursday, November 4, 2010

My new lens



If you have followed this blog you know I've moaned for a macro lens forever. Tuesday, I ventured into the city and didn't purchase the macro lens of my dreams, but a long telephoto zoom.
None of the services I offer or the clients I service require me to have that macro lens, but I do have the need for the 100-400 zoom.
Today's post was made on the steps of the post office in Manhattan. People sit and enjoy their lunch, the sun or the pigeons. Actually, on this day, there were almost as many pigeons as people.
This was made with the Canon 5d and the Canon 100-400 at the 400mm setting. It's taking me a little while to get the hang of this big lens. It's a single action, push pull zoom. My 70-200 has two rings, one for focus and one for zooming. I know that sports photography will not be easy without a monopod, it's a hard lens to hold.
On a different topic, I just finished The Stones Cry Out, by Hikaru Okuizumi, a beautifully written 138 page novel. It was the winner of Japan's most prestigious literary award, The Akutagawa Prize. There are some beautiful thoughts in the story.

6 comments:

Hilary said...

I'd love a good macro too.. and a great long lens such as this. Though I have to admit I'm pretty happy with what I have. Lovely pigeon shot.

Twain12 said...

what a glorious picture, just love the eyes...macros are my favourite too, and i hope to be able to get a good macro lens one of those day

Lynne H. said...

Beautiful shot.. I have been loooking for a good photo blog to follow.. you are it :-)

S. Etole said...

good buy!!!! and good shot ...

Lynne said...

I bet you are enjoying just getting to know your new lens. Great shot.

T. Becque said...

I'm beginning my search for a new telephoto lens. You'll have to let us know if you're happy with yours. This sure looks good!