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Well, I did get around to going for a more extensive walk through of the arboretum yesterday, the first image has already been posted. It was the first time that I felt comfortable walking around with professional glass. I hadn't realized just how inadequate I felt walking around with my ginormous L on my ginormous gimbal head. I guess there's nothing like a $2,000 lens to make one feel like a poseur. But the good news is that my self confidence has returned and the images I'm getting are probably the best of my career.

What I've learned from all this is that, getting an expensive lens will allow for you to get a few shots here and there that you might not have been able to get, but the effect is somewhat smaller than typically imagined. I could have gotten the bee photo with a much cheaper lens, the main factor that allowed me to get it was a 200mm focal length and the speed of focus. If that were my main concern I could have gotten a lens like the Canon 70-200mm F4L without IS and should have gotten more or less the same image.

That being said, having seen the 70-200mm F2.8L IS in action over the last few photo shoots, I can safely say that I'll be giving it up when they pry it from my cold dead fingers. Just because it's the photographer that makes the shots, doesn't mean that I'll give up the lens.


Hank Edwards
United States
Operating System: Anything CLI
MP3 player of choice: Nomad JB3, Zen Xtra
Shell of choice: Zsh
Skin of choice: The one i was born with
Favourite cartoon character: Bender or Morty mouse
Personal Quote: I don't always get the grey area, that is why I shoot in color


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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hey! :wave:
I've finished your tutorial request: How to get used to your new tablet!
hedwards Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thanks, I just placed an order for a new tablet, so we'll see how it goes. I think if I stick with it I can eventually get used to it. I mean, if I can learn to play Ping pong lefty, I must be able to learn to draw with a tablet.
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Haha yeah! It can be disheartening at first, since it's a struggle - but you'll get there :la:
3wyl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! On behalf of #ProjectComment, one of your pieces is featured here: [link]
MitsuomiTakayanagi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Greetings! I was just browsing the photography forum and saw some responses you made to someone else about buying a new DSLR. Just wanted to say it was useful information and helped me out, even though you weren't conversing with me. :)
hedwards Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
You're welcome. I definitely like to give back to the community. I'm not sure where I'd be today in terms of my work were it not for the various kind souls that commented on the theory and practice of their own works.
silentpair Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
thanks for the fave. i'll be putting up the rest of that 'series' soon, if you ever stop by.
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