Yesterday while sitting at my table, working, I noticed some Blue Jays, so this morning I slapped on my 50-200mm lens on and kept the camera next to me. I got a couple shots, none very clear. I blame that on the lens, it’s the cheapest zoom I could get w/ IS I could find, and and I bought it. Little did I know that the quality of glass is one of the most important contributors to image quality (as far as gear goes). Want to by a cheap lens? 😉
200 mm, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Fly Birdie, Fly)
I know today is Π (Pi) Day and I should have pulled something witty out of my bag, like baking a pie, or making the symbol with 3.14 grains of rice and shooting macro, but not today!
I had placed a stale piece of bread on my deck hoping to attract some birds, and it worked! I set up my camera with my 200mm zoom and pre-set the settings and shot away as a couple of birds ate. I also dropped a coffee bean this morning while doing the daily grind, and being inspired by Pablo’s Day 100 post, I figured I would try shooting it with my macro filter.
200 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 50-200mm lens (Bird Feeding)
55 mm, 1/20 sec, f/36, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens w/ 10x filter (The Coffee Bean)
55 mm, 1/80 sec, f/16, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens w/ 10x filter (Coffee Time)