Friday, 20 June 2008

Camera bore!

I've bought a new macro lens.

Well, new to me anyway. Yes, I know the observant amongst you will remember I impulse purchased a Sigma 50mm F2.8 macro lens a few weeks ago but I've never been entirely happy with it. To get a decent shot you had to be within an inch of your subject. Fine when it's a flower, not so fine when it's a bee. A friend of mine decided to sell his Sigma 105mm F2.8 and I resisted for a week but caved in when he accepted my silly offer. The beauty of this lens is that you don't have to be quite so close. It's arrived today and I would have shown you some sample shots. But it's raining.

The thing is, he might also be swapping all his Nikon gear to Canon and he might just have a 10-20mm wide-angle lens for sale shortly. I already have my name on it as that will nicely finish of my lens collection. But I am going to walk firmly away from the chance to upgrade my Nikon D70 to the Nikon D200 he will also be selling. Probably.

7 comments:

  1. Green green green green green. Whaaaaaaaaa.

    Sorry I haven't been around. I've been busy with this crazy thing called "summer". Apparently it's when the sun comes out and everybody gets to play outside. Who knew?!

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  2. So what if it's raining...can't you show us some rain drops?

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  3. Swampy makes a good point. With not just one, but TWO macro lenses, we should be seeing some awesome shots of flowers covered in lovely drops of rain. Let's see already!

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  4. Go on get it, you know you will. *steers clear of cameras as road to hell is littered with upgrades

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  5. Raindrops on flowers is a superb test for your new lens. Can't wait to see the result. Out you go at 6 in the morning!

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