Something new to play with

For a while I have wanted to get a new lens, to be more specific I wanted the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens loved by Nikon photographers (amateur and professional) and perfect for low light photography. After many months of saving my dream was obtained and I picked up the lens a couple of days ago. We’ve had some spectacular sunsets here of late, but sadly they’ve been pretty ordinary since getting the lens so I’ve been testing it out in the backyard and at a nearby lake. Technically I cannot tell you much, what I can tell you is that I love that I can take photographs in low light without having to ramp up the ISO to a ridiculous number or drag out the tripod. Wish it had image stabilisation, my hands can be a little shaky at times however that could be minimised by drinking less coffee 🙂

These few shots aren’t fantastic and the one of the pelicans could be sharper, it was taken from across a body of water so I had to crop the image dramatically to see them properly. Getting closer is going to be essential with this lens, especially when comparing it to the 28-300mm lens I’ve been using.

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7 thoughts on “Something new to play with

  1. Yuna April 20, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Look at your pictures, I guess you had less coffee. 🙂 the pictures are beautiful. I specifically like that orange-blue bird shape flower. ❤

  2. Ogee April 20, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    A monopod is light, travels easily and helps a lot with stabilization. I see great things ahead with this lens. Have fun!

  3. Deb April 21, 2015 / 4:31 am

    Love!

  4. cominghomerescue April 22, 2015 / 4:08 am

    Love the pics! Enjoy the new lens and looking forward to seeing some spectacular sunsets.

    • twoblackdoggies April 30, 2015 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you! It’s been a slow couple of weeks for my photography and blogging but I hope to rectify that soon 🙂

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