Several times a year, I visit our local refuge. It is a resting point for many of our feathered friends. Some traveling 1000s of miles, making this their only stop between Brazil and the Antarctic. On one visit last year I witnessed over 40 different species of birds. Then last month after a visit to the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, I learned of the harbor Seal migration through the area, making Sandy Hook their home for the winter months.
Can I say, I
The other evening I stopped at a camera shop, inquired and played around with several different lens, a Phoenix 100 - 400mm, a Tamron 200 - 500mm, and the Sigma 150 - 500mm. I am most interested in the Sigma as it is an auto focus lens, compatible with my camera, a must for my aging eyes. This lens, unfortunately, is out of my current price range. The good news is the shop will rent it, for a day, for several days or for a week or more. Renting may be the way to go.
I am posting images taken from the same distance, I zoomed in at different mm to see the difference. While these are far from wonderful photos, I thought you might be interested in seeing them for comparison.
We're walking that fine line between want and need...lol.
I'm going to go on the side of need...haha.
I can't wait to go see the seals! (As soon as I get my lens that I "needed"!)
Oh yeah. 500 mm all the way! I wish we had a camera shop you could rent lenses from. The only one we had locally apparently closed up shop.
I've been telling my husband that I "need" a stronger zoom also. :) I have 2 lenses - 18-105 and 55-200. And while I love them both, I would love a 500mm zoom.
Here's hoping you rent that 500mm and get some shots of seals!
What clarity between all the shots. And that's great you found a place that will let you play with such a fun toy! ;)
wow that must be a big lens! Looks pretty sharp though. I am in lens want mode myself. hehe
Very cool! Good luck, hope you can buy one soon.
Holy cow! That is crazy how much it zooms!! I don't even know what I would photograph with that :O) I would love to see some more of your pictures with this lens!!! You need to rent that bad boy one day :O) Thanks for sharing that! I loving seeing the differences :O)
It is fun to play with a telephoto zoom lens!
Don't you love renting? I've just learned about this and but I can't decide what to rent! :) Those pictures are awesome, I have no idea what I'd use a zoom for but that would be handy! :)
these types of posts are def. helping me understand more about lenses, so thanks.
i think renting the lens is a great idea. i have a friend who does that every time she goes on vacation and loves it
This lens can really zoom! It's great that you can rent it for a day or week.
I just got a DSLR with a 55-250mm zoom lens and am already dreaming of the day I can get an even greater zoom! Have fun with yours... whether you rent or are able to buy!
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