Friday, 28 February 2014

Playing with my new lens

On Monday it was my birthday! Yay! This obviously means I am a year older now, but it also meant that I got presents! Woooo! I have been wanting a new lens for so long now as my interest in photography has been growing, so finally this birthday I got one! I did know I was going to get it though as I bought it myself from Ebay for less than 50% of the original price, and it is in mint condition! I love a bargain!

The lens that I got was a 45-200mm telephoto zoom lens, so it is perfect for the close ups that I love doing, without having to get extremely close to the subject, like I used to have to do with my 14-42mm lens.

It is also great for wildlife shots as you don't scare them trying to get close to them, so when I get the chance to go out and about in the woods this summer, hopefully I can get some great snaps.

It's such a great present though as it will get so much use! Thanks parents! Alongside this I also got a camera backpack to hold all of my equipment from them. Sadly this was too small for me but another one is already on its way! This also comes with a tripod holder on the outside, so I am in the process of buying one of those too, to go along side my Gorilla pod.

Keep an eye out for my soon-to-be updated 'Camera' page when it all arrives to see my new stash!

Here are the first photos I took on my new lens, in a field across the road from me:








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10 comments:

  1. I love the top photo, Guy! The colors are great and it reminds me of something you'd see in a Dr. Seuss book :-)

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    1. Thanks! I know exactly what you mean!

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  2. Great picture! My favorites are the 1st and the last one.

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  3. That top photo is great! And a very Happy Birthday to you!

    Cheers,
    Alyson

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    1. Thanks very much Alyson, I was a very lucky boy!

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  4. I'm envious of your new camera lens, looking forward to seeing more wildlife pics.

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    1. Yeah I can't wait for the opportunity to go out and take some snaps!

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like you will get lots of use out of your gifts. Can't wait to see what else you do with your new lens :)

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    1. Thank you! Yeah already been out a few times now, including today so got lots of new ways to photograph stuff, it's exciting! Want to go out everyday now! Ha

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