There Is No Cat

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Sunday, March 28, 2004

New toy

I bought a neat new toy on Saturday. A friend of mine who is a part time professional photographer decided to upgrade some of his equipment, so he had a telephoto lens for sale. It's a Canon 70-200 mm lens, f2.8 across the entire zoom range, L-series professional glass. I had been looking to buy the f4 version of this lens, but when the opportunity presented itself to buy the faster version for not much more money, I jumped at it. Well, it's an expensive lens, so I thought about it for a while, asked my wife what she thought, and then jumped at it. After all, the ability to add lenses like this was the reason I bought the Digital Rebel in the first place.

Burlington-Bristol Bridge from underneath

I drive out to Levittown, Pennsylvania, the last Saturday of every month as part of publishing a magazine about shortwave radio that I do layout for, and my friend also lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia and is friends with the publisher, so we met in Levittown. The lens is in good shape; it appears as good as new, in fact. After the exchange of money for goods, I gave the new lens its christening on my drive home.

Cramp's Liquors, Beverly, New Jersey

I was quite pleased with the lens' performance when I saw the photographs. I never dreamed I would have such a good lens. Now I just have to make sure I take care of it.

You can see the results of my day's shooting on my photo site.

Posted at 12:48 AM

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arrghh... so envious! i really want a telephoto lens. a macro lens is first on my list, though.

these are great photos!

Posted by deb at 4:16 AM, April 16, 2004 [Link]

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