gumbo and jambalaiiiiyaaaa! It’s the cir-cle of life…

Sunrise 070311


Ok, I will be the first to admit that I don't know the words to the song. Let's just say this is a close approximation. At the very least we should be able to agree that there was a pretty dawn with a tree in the Disney movie and that is what this image reminds me of.

In todays post, I will be sharing some images taken with a f4.5 70-210mm lens with a 1.4x tele-convertor attached. This heavy hitter, the tele-convertor and a nifty little f1.7 50mm prime lens were shipped to me in a surprise care package by my Uncle, John Edward Moore (affectionately known as Uncle Eddy by the members of my family though the rest of the world calls him John as far as I can tell).


Sunrise 070311 2


Home Sweet Home


Hey... I got feet!


Sunny Rail Fence


Meadow Morning Flowers


With any new lens comes a learning curve. How close can I get to my subject? Where is the sweet spot in the focal length? How slow is the lens?

With this lens, I am finding that the sweet spot is really wide, running through most of the focal length. Yes, the lens is a bit slow, especially with the tele-convertor attached. However, I am not a sports photographer and this lens seems to be perfect for what I shoot as well as the way that I shoot. The lens has a lot of glass and is heavy. I can shoot hand held but at slower most speeds, I think that I prefer to use the tripod or a monopod.

Thank you Uncle-E, This is a fine piece of glass and I am looking forward to getting to know it better. What do you folks of the internet think? Do you shoot with a 70x210mm lens? I feel as though it should be a part of every photographer's kit.


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