My husband knew I was going to be out of town for the wedding this weekend, so he went shopping for our 12 year wedding anniversary. 12 years, can you believe it? Anyway, he made a trip to the camera store and bought me a sweet lens. I have to say it makes my camera look so sexy.
Here are her stats... She's a 70-200 f2.8 us. She's known to be a top of the line wedding photography lens because of the range and the quality of the glass. She's 7.7" long without the collar (which I have on it all the time) so if I trip and fall the collar will get broken instead of my lens.. and yes, with my Stevens genes, I'm soooo klutzy) and 3.5 lbs. Let me tell you.. that's a lot of weight on the front of your camera..
Here's a visual..
Let me tell you a little story about this lens..
On my first wedding with Erik, he pulled this lens out of his bag and showed it to me. I'm sure my eyes got really big and he told me to take some shots with it on his camera, I could barely hold the camera level and twist the focus rings and the focal length ring--LOL. He told me he uses this lens a majority of the time, even when he's shooting people. I thought he was crazy. I'm 100% positive that 100% of the practice shots I took that night for him were blurry. LOL..
tonight, I actually got to get out and shoot a little with this lens, and I'm telling you, I must be a lot stronger than I was a year ago, because I could hold the lens up and fire off shots with it and they were spot on in focus. Holy cow. Now I understand what he meant, this lens is gold!
I'm not sure what made my hubby buy this lens for me, I had told him about it before, but it was a long time ago... He is the best husband EVER!!! I heart him so much. He won't let me take a picture of him to post on the blog though.. LOL.
I went to the Maskunky Marsh tonight at about sunset to take some pics with it. Got a cool sunflare shot.