As much as I'd like to celebrate the passing of 2016, I can't help but expect that a year from now we'll look back at 2016 as the good old days when we at least thought the US was a democracy with civil liberties and a conscience. In any case, this is my last blog post for the year. A year which saw me post 60 blog entries, 8 more than last year.
My camera body options are little changed from the beginning of the year with the exception of swapping in an 80D body for the aging 7D for some situations. I did, however, make a lot of lens changes.
At the beginning of the year I had no full frame lenses with image stabilization. After enjoying the IS in crop sensor lenses I was using with my little SL1 body, I swapped out my 24-70mm f/2.8L lens for a 24-105mm f/4L IS. I exchanged my 100mm f/2.8 macro lens for a 100mm f/2.8L IS macro lens. And I added 35mm f/2 IS and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lenses.
The other change was an even exchange with me trading my 70-200mm f/2.8L lens for a 200mm f/2.8L lens. I'd been having focus issues with the zoom in certain situations and the lens was made in 1999. The prime lens I received was made in 2007, is smaller, lighter and black instead of white. I'm hoping it'll suffice for nighttime and indoor situations where the slower 70-300mm zoom won't work.
Here are my last shots of the year, all made this morning with my EOS 80D and EF-S 24mm f.2.8 pancake lens. All are 5 file HDR composites. See you next year.