Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Canon 28 - 135mm IS Lens

I recently picked up a Canon 28-135mm IS lens in place of my older 28-200mm that I sold. This lens has advantages of lighter weight plus image stabilization. The reviews are mixed; however, it seems to be a great walk-around lens and will probably be the single lens I carry when traveling.

The MEs Zoo in Indiana

I took a few shots over the holidays at the MEs Zoo in Parker City, Indiana. I used my Canon Mark II with a 70-200mm f2.8 lens.

Meet Bobbie ...... a male white tiger with awesome eyes.

Then there's B3 (pronounced "Bee-Cubed")......a 1 ton American buffalo:

And finally, Prince Charles, a Siberian tiger.....a bit shy with very sharp claws.

Monday, December 29, 2008

20D - Sold

Well, after about 4 years and 50,000+ images, I decided to sell my 20D. I still have a Mark II, but now I'm down to one camera. Should I have two D-SLRs? I sure enjoy having them both at my side during sporting events. Plus the "X0D" series all have built in flashes, so I don't need to lug my 580 flash unit around. I'm looking into a 50D, but probably won't pull the trigger until later in the spring when outdoor soccer begins.