Monday 12 April 2021

A New Lens


Last year I purchased a new camera changing from my old Canon EOS70D DSLR which was a crop  camera meaning the  sensor was not full size like on the old 35mm SLR's. I decided to upgrade to a new Canon EOS R6 DSLR mirror-less camera which was a full frame version. The camera came with a new mount that meant I would need new lenses though at least Canon made an adaptor to take the old lenses. I purchased the camera with the standard lens that came with it which was 20mm-105mm. this was a reasonable wide angle zoom. I id like how the camera responded and the lens was good enough for most things I did but I felt the zoom length did not quite do what I needed so I ordered a new longer zoom which was 24mm-240mm, the wide angle was the same but it gave a little more reach on the zoom. In March I took the new lens out for  try as day or so after getting it.

First thing I tried the lens on was the Hose Chestnut and bus shelter on the Forty. This was take at the wide setting
This what I zoomed in on, you can make it out on one of the left had branched rising up from the main trunk
The clock on the bus shelter
I went up the church yard to take some shots of the gargoyles on the tower, you can see the spouts poking out where the are
Its much clearer zooming in
You can make out what the gargoyle is
Look what happens when you crop the photo a little
You get a much better idea what it is
I always seem drawn to this monument on a grave which I zoomed in on while on the path through the churchyard
Moss on this headstone
Last view of the churchyard
On the way back I forgot to tune the camera off and found I took this by mistake
That's all for now, I was impressed with the new lens and glad I bought it, next one to get will be a wider angle one
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  1. Looks an impressive lens. I wish you many happy hours together.

  2. Very creative photos and your new lens is wonderful ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Looks like you put your new lens through some pretty good tests. It works very well.

  4. Your photos look good. Always satisfying when you buy something that does what you want it to

  5. That zoom works well. Love seeing the close-ups.

  6. That's some capable equipment. My camera's also an EOS, though twelve years old now. I love it.

    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

    1. My first DSLR was a Canon EOS 350D in 2008 and I bought a lens for it soon after that, I used all the time only PXing it to get my new lens. In fact I used it on all the DSLR's I bought till I got this new one

  7. Cool photos!
    Thanks for sharing at

  8. Creative shots! I find that clock on the bus shelter to be a neat touch.

  9. You made a wise choice with your lens. It takes crisp and clear photos up close. Love the things you shot while you were out, too.

    Thanks for joining us at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  10. Great pics! I just bought an R6 with the same 24-105 mm lens. I'm loving it so far!

    1. I got an adaptor to suit my EF lenses as well


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