I spent the morning at Taronga Zoo yesterday as Canon Australia was doing a very nice thing and letting people play with their cameras and lenses for free. I got to try out the biggest lens I have ever seen - 200-400mm - but sadly I have no pictures to show you as everything happened at once, camera shake, shutter speed failure, where is the zoom dial? what ISO should I use? help this monopod is going to collapse... ...all made from some very odd blurred pictures of lions and gorillas.
I next played with a 200-400mm lens which was much easier to handle, I took way too many pictures of elephants and views across the harbour. I then moved onto the Zebras and the chimpanzees using the 100-400mm which I loved, it felt lighter and more comfortable to zoom in, easier to use.
I took a few more shots with my trusted 24-70mm which felt tiny and insignificant after the bad boys. Needless to say I won't be upgrading lenses anytime soon as they are way out of my price range but it's nice to dream and play. It was a great way to spend the morning and I learnt so much.
5 days ago