YEP, THIS NEW LENS IS REAL FINE FOR CLOSE-UPS ALRIGHT (all pics in tonight's blog were taken with new lens except the comparison photos)
I did a very much most unusual thing this morning. I actually picked up our darn old telephone mossmagator thingy & made a phone call somewhere. What is this world coming to!!!! That somewhere turned out to Henry's Camera Store in London. No, I wasn't calling about my new lens.....I was calling about my old lens. I asked very nicely if I could have my dear old friend back. That lens & I have travelled many miles together & I was missing him like crazy by the time I got up this morning. There was nothing wrong with the lens so figured I should have kept it as a spare. It is much lighter than the new lens too & that may prove to be advantageous in some future photo situations. The 2x Convertor I traded in can also be used with the new lens to double it's maximum power to 600mm. Now, what was I thinking about when I decided to trade that in anyway!! Once again, that saying which was coined many years ago sure applies to me in this case for sure...."We get too soon old & late smart."
HENRY'S CAMERA STORE...This accidental shot was done seconds after I clamped the new lens on my camera at the store counter & aimed out the door to check the auto focus. Got a little too heavy on the trigger & inadvertently snapped this photo....so why is it in the blog?? This marks the very first photo I took with my new lens.............that's why:))
AND THIS WAS MY FIRST OUTSIDE PHOTO WHEN I GOT HOME
The same fellow, Mike, I bought the lens from Friday took my call first thing this morning & when I asked him if I could have my stuff back for the trade in price he said, "well I'll have to call my Boss because I'm not sure how that works & I've never heard of anyone doing that before." Thought to myself, 'ya, well your probably dealing with your first case of Geezeritus here buddy. Hey, maybe those kids behind the counter had me sized up correctly all along anyway. Bet they got my name on file with a warning note like, 'watch this guy....he's prone to wild fluctuations of Geezerisms!!
COMPARISONS..... New lens is much bigger & heavier than old lens. Pictures of lens on camera show the 2x Convertor between the lens & the camera body effectively making the 300mm's a 600mm lens.
And two thumbs up for Henry's London location for returning my equipment for the same trade in allowance price. Thanks Mike:))
Kelly was headed for London anyway this morning to pick up a few things so she just swung around Henry's Camera Store & picked up my two trade-in Pals & that was that.
HIDING BEHIND A HOUSE PLANT KEEPING AN EYE ON THE PESKY SQUIRRELS
One of the great advantages of RVing is the flexibility it offers. If you don't like the scenery you can just move. Maybe the weather's grubby so pull up the jacks & head for some better weather. If your in an RV Park & have a noisy neighbor you might be able to re-locate to a quieter spot or just exit the park completely. We have been known to move if another RV even comes within a quarter mile of us sometimes. But, what if your living in a sticks & bricks place between bad neighbors. How do you handle that situation day after day. Check out the problems WILD BLUE YONDER is having!! Maybe we can all band together & send her some speedy 'House For Sale' vibes:))
WIND CHIMES IN THE GARDEN
The overnight rains let up before dawn & the cloud cover dissipated about mid morning. Out came the lawn mower & a short while later the grass was shortened again for another week or so. Next came a clean up of the van interior including vacuuming. Quick trip into town for a 6" tuna sub at Subway & back home to clean the pond pump. Took my new lens for a walk around the front yard, racked up some snooze time in the recliner & helped Kelly unload some big hanging flower baskets when she returned from London in late afternoon. And after about 29 hours of soulful separation I finally had my good old 55-200 camera lens back home again safe & sound too.........10-4:))
BIRD IN SILHOUETTE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( You know your getting old when you sink your teeth into a big juicy steak......and they stay there:((
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