I’m a retail whore
I purchased a new lens that I’m not even sure I’ll have much use for. As with anything new, it will take a while before I get to grips properly with the lens, but I can say to start with that I don’t like it. The lens is the EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6. Uppers and Downers:
For a lens of its power, it was relatively cheap (250 euros).
Its sharper than my kit lens (the 18-55mm).
It has horrible colour distortion that is really vexing me.
Its field of view is horrible, but then again its a zoom lens and not a “normal” one. I’m very much looking forward to getting this when I’m in Las Vegas. I think I might just pick up a smaller Sigma lens in addition, cash permitting!
I don’t have that much need for such a big lens as I mostly photograph buildings, forests, hills, etc., as opposed to people or animals from a distance.
The auto-focus is muck. Its excellent for tracking something that’s moving, but if I have to make a larger change it takes forever (upward of 20 seconds) to lock on.
Its unwieldly and big.
It didn’t come with a lens hood. This is a only a small thing, but its annoyed me insanely. I spend 250 euro on a lens and I expect a lens hood, which is a bit of plastic.
On the whole, I figure I’m going to return the lens on Tuesday coming. Until then, here are some photos:
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