Went to see Jill Tracy last night. Only passingly familiar with her work, but I like it. Surrounded by highly competent musicians. Fascinated with the drummer & Chapman Stick player (which I usually am not that into).
Also surrounded by tons of other photographers, most with pro rigs that made me feel like a poseur with my pro-am setup. Someday.
Full set here.
Picked up an EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS which pretty much rounds out my EF-S lens collection. I figure it's cheaper than trying to round out my EF lens collection, and I'll most likely keep my camera as a 2nd camera if/when I pick up a full frame DSLR.
Where better to test it out? Drove down to the aquarium on Saturday and avoided swapping out lenses for the most part.
Missed the sea otters last time. This time I caught them at feeding time.
Cute fresh water otters again.
Now I'm wondering if the vignette effect is the lens or the lighting or my finger or what.
Rest are here.
Verdict? I miss a lot of the wider angle shots, but I have lenses for that. This lens let me push in a lot closer to those cute otters. And it was a lot easier to shoot around the people crowding in.
I also took it to the Hex Rx show on Sunday, but mostly relied on my trusty show lens there.
I think I need to try it on a photo walk.
i made it to the first half of the drop black sky / soil and eclipse show. first time i've tried to take show photos with this camera. it's its own special challenge, with the performers moving, the low light that can turn into bright light suddenly, and the fact that i hate using a flash.
drop black sky.
maybe my 4th time seeing them?
i like them quite a bit.
this is why i hate using a flash.
soil and eclipse.
i'm 2-3 degrees separated from this band in a number of ways.