Monday, November 26, 2007

Stellers Jay - the back side

As recently promised in comments, the backside of the stellers jay.

I've been playing with a new lens, canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM. We've had frigid temperatures, but I got a few stellers jays to come out and play. The lens is working well so far and I'm hoping for a chance to use it a bit more this week. The zoom is operated push, pull instead of twist. I have to get used to that. I love the full time manual focus; you can use the auto focus first and then fine tune manually without turning off the auto focus. I have one other lens that has full time manual focus and wish they were all FTM.

The stellers jay image: 1/250 second, f5.6, 340mm, ISO 250

More to come with this lens... I'm hoping for some big furry mammals to wander by, deer, elk, or a bear at a distance.


Anonymous said...

Big furry mammals, little furry mammals ... any excuse to play with new toys.

I have one lens that zooms in and out with a push-pull mechanism, too. I find it is a bit stiff and awkward at times, but works well enough if you aren't changing too much too often.

Con Daily said...

right, wren, any excuse...