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New Glass!

My Nikkor AF 80-200mm 1:2.8 zoom lens has arrived!  yippee skippee!

This is one of my dream lenses, and I’m sooo looking forward to finding a bit of time to head out into the field with it.  I’m booked solid for the next week and a bit… but then things will slow down to my preferred schedule (3 or 4 shoots a week).  And yes, I will mainly be using the majority of my time on backlogged edits.  But I’ll also be ensuring I get a chance to try out my newest acquisition as well.  After all, it’s no good buying your dream lens if you don’t get to actually use it.  😀

I think I may finally have to give in and purchase a monopod too, prior to getting out with my new glass.  This thing weighs a ton, and while yes, my tripod would support it, I prefer a little more freedom of movement.  So a monopod may be just the thing.

New Glass = Happy Photog

What makes a Photog happy?  New glass, of course.  😀  And I gots me one of my dream lenses on it’s way.

The worst part of a long distance purchase is definitely the shipping time.  And the way Canada Post has been the last year I’m none too confident in them.  So cross your fingers for me that my new glass (a 80-200 2.8 Nikkor lens) makes it’s way here in a speedy and SAFE manner.

For the non-photogs amongst my readers, this lens is (arguably) one of the best Nikkor lenses ever made.  It’s a mid-range zoom that is capable of capturing action in low light situations.  It’s a heavy piece of glass, but is one of those lenses that will outlive your camera body.  It’s a gooder… and I soooo can’t wait to get shooting with it.  I’ve been lusting after this one for a while.  😀

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