Goose adventure

Posted in equipment, photos at 1:12 am by wingerz


When Jen’s classmate offered to let me borrow his Canon 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L ISLens, there was no way I was going to turn him down. Within a day or so I took my first trip down to the Charles River. I came across a pair of geese that arrived at our lunch dock and made their way up to the park.

It’s been a lot of fun to shoot with this lens, as 400mm stretches a long way. It is quite heavy and large. The image stabilization helps to smooth out some of the motion when handholding, but having additional support probably goes a long way towards getting sharper images. The lens zooms as you extend the tube outwards. It took me quite a while to figure out how this mechanism worked, but eventually I discovered the tension ring and twisted it in the “smooth” direction to loosen it, allowing the lens to extend.

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