Friday night, I did it. Bit the bullet. Went to Ritz and handed over my hard-earned money for a lot of glass...
The 18-200 VR lens. The lens I use my often now is an 18-55 (and the only
one I use besides that is a 50). So, yeah, this 200mm guy is a monster.
It's also very heavy, and quite lovely.. The glass is so much prettier than any of the other lenses. It's so much wider. Makes for a big lens cap:
I realized yesterday, when putting on a filter outside, that there was dust under the glass. So last night we had to take it in to exchange it. Factory defect. But now I have a good one, so I'm happy.
The neighbor's boat had an iguana on it yesterday:
Good for testing the 200mm zoom!
I don't know how happy I am with the picture quality at 200, but uhh.. yeah, it was my very first shot. And how many pictures do I need to take that that kind of zoom? I still wish I could get the 70-300 for the zoom jobs (COSTA RICA).. But this is a great, versatile lens. I'm super happy I got it. Now if I could just go somewhere to take some pictures!!!
Did I mention I should be doing math right now?