Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Testing a New Lens and LOVING It!!!

My brother's wedding is approaching fast, coming up this Saturday! For his special occasion I decided to rent a lens! SOO after much deliberation on what I wanted to try out I finally decided on a Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX IF-ED, and boy do I LOVE it!! I was a little leery about renting a lens and really hoping and praying that my experience would go well...I put in my order on a Sunday night and requested it to be shipped right away so it arrived the following Wednesday! So far so good! I am absolutely LOVING this lens!! The bad part is I think I will actually be sad when I have to send it back...Now I'm trying to figure out how to convince the Hubby to buy me one ;)

So I thought I would share some of my deserted country road finds! You can see the awesome detail by clicking on the picture!!
































10 comments:

  1. WOW - GREAT shots! I love the one of the junked car and the ramshackle buildings. Yeah, I think that lens may like its new home.

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  2. Love the pics! I have rented lenses. And yes, I hated to send it back, kept extending my rental period. I wanted to try one out to check if I would even like it before buying. Of course, I ordered it as soon as I sent the rental back!

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  3. Great pictures....never heard of rent of lense... maybe that is why I got tired of my old SLR 35mm camera (bored with the lense) -- Ah Ha! -- your pictures look great!

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  4. I'm not much of a shutter bug-I leave all the technical stuff to MH and Meg.;)

    But I'm always amazed at the superior quality whenever they get some new camera or lens.

    Your pics are beautiful and yes, the detail is phenominal.

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  5. Oh those are beautiful, are they straight out of the camera or did you do a little color editing? Great shots!

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  6. Those are super photos. I would hate to send it back too.
    I have a Nikon camera on my wish list.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Good luck at the wedding.

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  7. These are great! Love them! Oh man, I've been eyeing a new lens too, but unfortunately will have to wait... Was the rental fee reasonable? I may look into that just to get my fix for now.

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  8. Great pictures, they truly look amazing!! Renting must be a great way to try a lens before buying!

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  9. Thanks all!! I am having a blast with this lens!!

    TW~ Yes I am afraid that's what I will do too LOL!!

    BK~ The only ones I really edited to the hilts were the car pics! The rest of them are pretty much SOOC except for burning the edges on a few!

    Sharon~ OH I highly recommend the Nikon's they are truly works of art ;)

    Mama H~ I absolutely think the rental fee was reasonable. I think with shipping and insurance my total was around $170.00 for 3 weeks...Pretty good for me! I used http://www.borrowlenses.com

    PG~ Oh renting before you buy is a great idea! I am really glad I decided to rent this one! There is one more I might try before I buy and it's comparable on everything just more of a distance lens...

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  10. Wow, these shots are awesome... so did you buy the lens??!

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