Monday, February 3, 2014

Canon 70-200 f4L - Initial impressions.

I recently picked up a new lens! It's the Canon 70-200 f4L. (non-IS) 

Got it for a really good deal, on eBay. 

Here's a little look at my first impressions of the lens. 

First off, I know I am not as crazy about the sharpness as I am about my 24-105 f4L IS. That said, it's still a legendary L lens. I really can't complain too much...

The internal zoom feature is nice, so you don't have to worry about things like zoom creep, etc. I wish the zoom ring had a little more resistance though. 

It's much smaller than the 70-200 2.8L lens, which is nice if you like to pack light. 

Hmm. What else to say about this lens? It's a great lens for the money, compared to lower end lenses in the Canon lineup. I'd recommend it for anyone who needs a longer telephoto/zoom lens, and has a little extra to spend. I picked up mine for $375 including shipping - you'll generally pay more like $450.

First shot was with my second camera - iPhone. :) 

Haha... it was raining. What else do you do when it's raining, besides take weird pictures?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hike to the ridge

It was a blast. And not bad for Arkansas!

Hehe... no hike would be complete without super Brody. :D

Good Ol' Fender. 

Bart's determined. Can you tell?


Moses. :)

It was an amazing Sabbath. Complete with decisions for the Lord. Who could ask for more?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pixels from 2,000+ miles...

It was a crazy trip. Washington state to Arkansas. And it went WAY faster than I thought it would!

Here's a quick peek into some things we saw...

Shot almost entirely with Canon 60D & 24-105L. I'm really starting to like this lens.

Beautiful sunsets. Every night...

Big skies. 

Graveyards are interesting photo material, for sure. They also spin off blog posts, I've found:

But that's another story

Found this poor guy collapsed on the tracks. Poor thing... I just couldn't leave him there. 

Well, I've bored you enough with our crazy trip...

More next time. :)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A new idea...

Well, I decided to do it.

This is just a little glimpse of one of my major passions in life. I'll share what I learn, and hopefully I'll learn enough to get a few shots while I'm at it! :)

I love to hear from other photographers/filmers! I shoot with vintage gear a lot, so am always interested in hearing about vintage gear I might not know about.

God bless!