I should start off by saying that my web silence is not entirely on purpose. I was working dutifully on the blog for the most part, and my mom said she would buy me a graduation gift. I found a cheap Opteka 800m lens for under $200 (don’t tell me that’s not cheap!) and decided to get that. Yesterday when I was supposed to go to NYC, I got a call from Amazon that said the lens would be coming This Friday instead of next, since that lens distributor is only 45 minutes away.
Man, it would have been cheaper and faster to drive to Brooklyn than wait until 8pm for the lens. But I have it and all I’ve been able to discern from using it in the dark is that I definitely need my monopod when I use it, due to it’s weight and lack of autofocus.
Since I bought this lens specifically for going to the zoo (and for baseball games at Shay Stadium), I figured I’d take a bigger trip today to relax with not many people around and shoot some animals. For those of you that don’t know, the lions at the zoo have three yet-unnamed cubs, sonI hope the lens will get those three really well. The last time I went to this zoo, I only had my point and shoot, so today should get me better results, especially with three lenses.
Happy shooting everyone! I will see you all later 🙂