I managed to sneak a few moments after work this evening to actually get my camera and new lens outside while the sun was still in the sky. I couldn’t go far of course, but luckily the warming weather provided me with a number of subjects close at hand.
I set out to make an image of some of the flowers in the backyard, and got an added bonus in the form of the little one tending to her watering.
As for the lens, so far I love it. The ability to get such a wide field of view, while still being able to focus within 12 inches, is amazing. Of course, that raises the one problem I am having so far with it. I’ve gotten into the habit of mostly using manual focus, and with this lens everything appears so tiny in the viewfinder that it’s nearly impossible for me to see well enough to focus! I’m sure the fact that I wear coke bottle thick glasses and my eyes are hitting 40 doesn’t help 😀 I’ll need to play with this some more, or I might have to fall back on autofocus while using the wide angle.