Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I got my first dSLR about 5 years ago. Like most people, I started with the kit lens, a 50mm, and a cheap 80-200mm zoom lens. Shortly thereafter, I learned about "quality" lenses, and went on a buying spree. The lens that's on my camera most of the time is a Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 (I took this picture with that lens). But my favorite lens, is the picture's subject ... my only "pro" lens ... the Canon 70-200 F4L. I bought it used on the FredMiranda.com buy and sell board for I think $450 (which was a pretty good price).
Over the years, this has been my main portrait lens ... especially since I'm very fond of "candid" type portraits ... it's much easier to do with a nice telephoto lens. I have another long zoom; the Sigma 50-500mm; that is a lot of fun. But, that sucker weighs almost 3 lbs, so it's not my favorite.
Anyhow, I'm just rambling. I found out yesterday that I'll be going up to Baghdad next week; and staying there until I go home. Not really looking forward to packing up all my stuff 6 weeks earlier than planned. But on the bright side, I'll be working in one of the palaces, so I suspect I will have a few interesting locations and landmarks to take pictures of ... so you may not have to suffer thought any more picture of my silly white lenses ... much better that you see what I can do with it on my camera. ;-)
p.s. with the upcoming move, I'll be pretty busy for the next week or two. I'm definitely going to keep up with the project365 picture a day. But I may end up combining a few pictures into a couple of bi-weekly blog posts until I get up there, and get settled in; as opposed to writing a post to go with each and every picture.