My shooting arsenal has been short a long lens since my Tamron AF 70-300mm started acting up a while ago. I shoot primarily with a Canon 50mm f/1.8, but am often at a loss when a subject requires a longer reach.
I decided to invest my mother's generosity toward a Canon 55-250mm lens that will be the perfect complement to my 18-55mm and 50mm lenses. Along with a new camera backpack and portable tripod, the new zoom lens gives me a pretty complete toolkit not only for garden photography, but also for my son's baseball and scouting activities. I'm sure my mother won't mind getting more photos of her grandson in action.
Here's a look at the first shots of my garden using the new lens. At first blush, I'm impressed.
|Antirrhinum 'Liberty Classic'|
|Weigela 'Red Prince'|
|Hydrangea 'Twist and Shout'|
|Gazania 'New Day Bronze Shades'|
Thanks, Mom. :D