New lens – first run out

ensure it doesn’t get contaminated with either dust or splashes / damp, especially when changing lenses

RaptorIn 2015 I invested in a new camera lens. I read loads of online the advice from fellow travellers about the best way of using my DSLR (Nikon D5100)

The best advice I noted was protect the pricey bit of kit i.e. your camera and more importantly to me, my photographs stored within it. To do this ensure it doesn’t get contaminated with either dust or splashes / damp, especially when changing lenses. I therefore went for the just one ‘do it all’ lens. This is a pricey way to go, however what price on memories? I want to be a better photographer, I enjoy it and I want to be able to capture just a few of those awesome sights I come across both on travels and everyday. Those who follow me regularly know my love of street art, Sheffield is a massive source of inspiration for me on that score. I’ll be over there capturing those brief and vital images whenever I can.

The lens I plumped for, after ‘you tubing’ various reviews (thanks to all photographers sharing their expertise) is a Tamron 16-300

This isn’t the cheapest or most expensive however it had a BRILLIANT 5 year guarantee, a major factor in my decision.

It is a little heavier than I’m used to, although I’m sure I’ll get used to it. I Owl 2will be practising with my gorilla tripod and am happy to take any positive advice on how to improve my images, especially relating to my ambitions of using these within my submissions to publishers etc. I know I need to start embedding my copyright within the image.

Here’s a couple of my first images, I have to say I’m thrilled!  I can’t wait to see how landscapes and portraits turn out, and then start on the macro settings…bring it on.


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