Got A New Lens!

I ordered a new lens for my D40 since I was very frustrated when trying to photograph animals. Apparently birds and woodchucks and the like don’t particularly enjoy being stalked. I ordered a Nikon 55mm – 200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR from Adorama and am quite happy with it. I’d never ordered camera equipment online before, but I saw them recommended on several forums, so gave them a try. They had free standard shipping, but I opted the $1.95 for the 3 day shipping. I ordered on Tuesday evening and had my lens yesterday afternoon! So I tried out a few shots.

Here is Simon from across the room. Whenever he sees the camera he looks at me as if to say “Why do you keep looking at me? Did I do something wrong?” I do have a problem with photographing him. Every time, his fur looks very grainy, like I over sharpened the picture. I think it may be the contrast of color combined with lighting, but I wish I could figure out how to fix it other than softening it in the editor.

And I caught Pixel rubbing up against Tasha. He’s a little out of focus and washed out (I was still trying to get the hang of the vibration control).

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One Response

  1. What wonderful pictures. If this is what you get before you get the hang of it I can’t wait to see what you’ll do in the future.

    — Lisa PT

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