It is Birthday time here in DoinkLand. This means all, some or none of the following applies:
- I am older by one year
- I am wiser
- I am slightly fatter
You can pick and choose.
MBW has followed what seems to be becoming tradition of confusing me in the run up to the day upon which I feel like I am going to achieve one of the above list. The tradition seems to go something like this:
- Have a rough idea of what to get me
- Think of other things I like
- Confuse me whilst having a plan of what to get
- Put me totally off the scent and…
- Surprise me.
This year was no different – last year I was very lucky to recieve a Nikon D5000 with an 18-55mm lens. Its very good – I especially love the rotating screen on the reverse which means I can hold the camera down low to take a photo or video at angles you can’t always do from a seated position. Maybe I should review that later… back to my new awesome lens.
The Nikkor 70-300mm with VR is decent – it has VR (Vibration Reduction), a hood and automatic focus with a silent motor to enable quick smooth focus… what ever that is – I like it anyway. It is flipping brilliant. It gives opportunity for photos from a distance that I couldn’t normally get because people become aware of me
stalking skulking up behind them taking photos.
Like this. (I love my new lens, in case you can’t tell).