Colorado is extremely windy today. I’m talking tangle-your-hair, knock-your-patio-furniture-over wind. In the middle of these gusts, rain clouds are dumping giant drops of water and tornadoes are being spotted just East of my suburban neighborhood. In other words….today is the perfect day to stay inside and read a book.
However, my dad let me borrow his Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300MM lens yesterday, and I wanted to at least test it out. My regular lens is an 18-55MM, so I don’t usually get the luxury of shooting things from far away. So, I decided to give it a quick test run in my backyard.
This cattle skull is deep into my neighbor’s backyard. With my dad’s lens, I was able to zoom in enough to capture even the tiniest crack running across the cheek. Of course, this lens is much longer than my other lens and with the wind blowing like crazy it was tough keeping a steady hold on my camera.
This black bird was keeping a close eye on me from far away. Probably not the sharpest picture (again, the wind was shaking my camera like crazy), but if you click on the above image for the full size, you can make out the bird’s eye.
These two shots were about all I could handle of the outside elements today. I will be testing out this lens more over the next week. I’m trying to determine if I should bring this lens, or my standard 18-55MM with me to Italy in a couple months.
Tell me. What’s your favorite lens for your DSLR?