Saturday, December 8, 2018

Christmas By The Sea 2018

An annual weekend trip is the the Christmas by the Sea event in Ogunquit, Maine. The weather this year is a bit on the chilly side but with no precipitation in sight.

So far, I've used both 5D Mark III bodies with the Tamron 45mm and Canon 24-105mm lenses. Here are a bunch of the weekend so far.

UPDATE: You can see all of the shots I've uploaded from the weekend (81) at

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Cold December Morning - 5D45

Cold, but not frigid. I decided on my 2.7 mile walk which, from home, takes me through three counties, two cities, a village, a state park and has two crossings of each of two rivers. As I started, the hymn Cold December Flies Away popped into my head and I couldn't get rid of it.

In a kind of frosty haze, I carried 5D Mark III body number 2 and the Tamron 45mm image stabilized lens. Here are some of the results.

Friday, November 30, 2018

If You Can't Sell It, Use It

I haven't had luck selling my Canon 70D crop sensor camera body which I decided to part with when I picked up a second full frame 5D Mark III.  So I decided to start using it again and even picked up a couple of crop sensor lenses, the 24mm f/2.8 pancake and the 60mm f/2.8 macro, to use with it.

Here are two shots with the 24mm pancake lens which has the equivalent field of view of a 38mm lens.

In addition to the 24mm and 60mm lenses, the 70-300mm zoom lens will also see action with the 70D as the 1.6x crop factor gives the lens an equivalent zoom range of 112-480mm. These shots are from a walk around Peebles Island this morning with the 70D and 70-300mm zoom. It was overcast and color was hard to come by. It was also one of those rare excursions on Peebles Island without any deer sightings.