I’ve never really appreciated the beauty of winter in Canada. I’ve always thought it was too cold to go outside. This weekend I went to find frozen waterfalls, but I ended up liking the frozen lake more.
For Labour Day this year I went to watch the Air Show at the CNE. It was 3 hours long but dang it was worth it. Completely free too! (Apart from parking.) My favourite was the F22 Raptor and the CF-18 Hornet, they were SO loud! The Snowbirds flying in formation were awesome as well.
Camera: Sony A6000
Had the best time on my 10 day UK Trip – London, Oxford, Bath, Bristol and Brighton – with great company and great memories 🙂
These pictures were taken with my Nikon D5100 and 18-55mm lens.
So this is the Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM C lens. What a long name. This is the “new” version – it has the C on the side.
I decided to buy this because I wanted a kit lens upgrade, and this has a larger aperture and macro mode, two things which I really like! The kit lens is always giving me “the subject is too dark” complaints.
This lens gets really amazing shots, colour is amazing, bokeh is amazing, macro is… magical. I can literally have the subject touching the lens and it will still focus. But… just one complaint from me – its way too heavy! The kit lens is 195g, and this is 535g. Almost 3 times the weight! And I think that’s what makes it unusable for me.. I will never look forward to bringing this lens around.
After like 4 years with my Nikon 5100, I finally upgraded my lens! It was actually a gift. But the pictures are amazing! The focus and the bokeh and the colours are so much better than the kit lens. I’m excited to take a lot more pictures this year!