Playing With My Zoom

Just lately, I've been spending a liiiiiittle too much cash ... possibly using the up-and-coming holiday as an excuse!!

The latest addition to the shopping trolley is a Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro lens, which arrived today. Admittedly, its not the one I originally wanted, but I don't really want to be taking an expensive lens away with me and it is my first zoom lens, so I forked out for the cheap version to get some experience before I get the better one.

Unfortunately, you can tell this is the cheap version!

Okay, I've probably been spoiled by paying for silent drive motors and image stabilisation in the past, so hearing this lens grind and wheeze its way to focus like an asthmatic nympho came as something of a shock.

However, you get what you pay for, and I paid for something to feel comfortable travelling with, so I took a little hike out into the country at lunchtime to try it out...

Tring Church

Poppies Ahoy!

Purple Plumes

Tomorrow, I can look forward to the snorkelling kit I ordered today!


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