How fun is it to come home from work and find a package waiting for you? This one I was expecting. And may have expedited shipping to ensure it arrived in time for game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Which I so happened to be at last night, cheering my head off.
I’ve been looking at a couple different lens’, but this one had the honor of being my first. Figured it will be my go-to for any situation that I can’t physically get close enough to the action. ‘Stalking’ professional sports figures came up first on that list, having the opportunity to test out the lens during pre-game warm-ups.
Comparing to my last 2 warm-up photo expeditions, I noticed the difference in lens’ immediately. My kit lens had such a lag, and the obvious zoom differential. But even with VR on, the 55-200 mm reacted much quicker, and the zoom enabled me to get only my subject in focus. I also played between program, shutter, and aperture priority settings this time, and found the best results using aperture priority.
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Loving. this. lens!