New stuff!!


So, in the background whilst I’ve been posting all the holiday photos and stories, life has been carrying on as normal!

I’ve missed a Red Wine Wednesday (but I have the wine photo and blog post ready for next Wednesday, so stay tuned, vino-fans) and loads of other fun stuff has happened (but I’ve forgotten already), but the main and most exciting thing is

I have a new toy!

I know, it should have taken precedent over everything else, my bad, what kind of techno photo geek am I?! LOL.

So, Jon, one of my friends on Flickr was selling a lens he didn’t need any more as he’s much more into film photography these days, so I bought it from him.

Its a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens, which is brilliant for landscapes and crazy angle photos – I’ve been hankering after one of these for ages and now, its mine!  Thanks Jon, you’re a superstar.

Sigma 10-20 lens

So, you may be thinking, what’s the big deal.  Well, its super wide angle – take a horizontal photo whilst standing up and you’ll get your feet in the shot.   So for landscapes, it means you can get a whole load more in than ever before.

So, here’s some shots for you 🙂

Firstly, my ‘work from home position’ – ok, normally, I’ve got the coffee cup in my hand too 😉

The study taken from the door – you can see the whole room – plus the red wall where all the black and white photos are going to go, once I print them out!

Looking straight up in my back garden – I have lots of lovely shady trees!

Palm trees in my garden, looking straight up from the ground

Tia the doggy.  She really did not want me to take this shot!  Mind you, as the lens is so wide, this glass was only about 3 inches from her nose when I took this!

Rockingham beach.  I popped down there the other night at sunset – shame there were no clouds.

Sitting in the dark inside my car.

I can see myself getting lots of use out of this lens, including stupid self portraits with crazy perspectives.  I’ve already done a few and yes, I look like a prize winning dickhead!

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5 Comments on “New stuff!!

  1. Congrats on the new toy! I have a 10-20 as well. Those wide angle lenses can be both fun and challenging. 🙂

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  2. HAhaha, as i just got a 50-200 F4.5-5.6, and enjoying the much sharper pics (car racing of course) i couldn’t help looking at B&H for ‘other’ lenses. and on my wish list is the 12-24. so i know what your feeling (well, until i actually get one), if only i could sell some cars eh!!

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  3. I want one!!!
    I guess first I would need a proper camera to put it on, but that lens is beast! Love the shots!

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