The new toy: a Nikon 28-300 lens

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A couple of weeks ago, I tracked down the new Nikon 28-300 3.5-5.6G lens. When I was using my D300 more, I really relied on that range with the 18-200 lens for DX cameras. Since getting my D700 and D3S, I’ve missed it terribly when photographing events. The range is just so useful when you don’t really have time for frequent lens changes.

Anyway, the day after I got the lens, the weather cleared, and I headed out to see just what it could do at Bear Creek Park and Serpentine Fen in Surrey.

I was quite impressed. Sure, I have some work to do with my handling technique, but when it comes together with the 28-300, it seems this lens can shine. The photo of the duck in a pond was taken from a bridge. I was amazed how sharp it was.

Comforting

 

This weekend,  a colleague and I headed out early to see what we could find in terms of colorful shots. No dice for the first few hours, as fog was everywhere. On the bright side, that gave me a chance to try shooting in the fog, something I haven’t done much of before. The photo here is probably my favourite of the day.

I still have some work to do on my technique with the lens and with shooting in the fog, but I did like the mood of some of the keepers from that shoot. I also learned a bit more about the north side of the Fraser. There are some interesting spots for photos up around Pitt Meadows and Ruskin. I’ll have to go back and explore some more.

More photos from the photowalks on Flickr

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