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New toy

Posted by andy on February 4, 2012


I typically don’t buy myself much…  I spend money in spurts.  I’ll buy a laptop, and not spend any money other than food and bills for months and months.  Well, I decided it was time to make a purchase.

Introducing the newest piece of my camera kit… the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM.  Canon’s sharpest telephoto zoom lens.  This lens, or its older brother the Mark I, is in the kits of nearly every professional Canon photographer.  Most that have the Mark I are upgrading to the Mark II, simply because they didn’t think Canon could improve on the original, but somehow they did.

I rented this lens back in Sept 2011 and put about 3,500 exposures through it.  Nearly every one of them that I didn’t screw up on was a keeper.  Simply amazing what this thing can do.  I took a couple photos that were sharp enough I could read the words on my shirt in the reflection off my subject’s eye…  crazy.

I’ll post some sample images from my copy soon.

One Response to “New toy”

  1.   sonja Says:

    I’m jealous. I want new camera toys…

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