Pat's Log
Mon, 06 Aug 2007

New Lens, Photos.
20070806 Leaving for my first ever time-off-work vacation today. Going to Europe: England, then Poland.

Having procrastinated buying a 200 or 300mm lens for the Canon for much too long, I decided to go out and get what is considered to be one of the best general-purpose lenses Canon sells: the Canon EF-S 17-85/f4-5.6 IS USM. It's a lens that costs almost as much as my camera's body itself, but I think it is well worth it. While the aperture isn't the widest in the world, the zoom range is good. There are barreling and distortion issues at the 17mm mark, but I can live with those. The focusing is fast and quiet, and the image stabilization is awesome. It's a solid, real lens.

Speaking of photography, it's interesting that in the last month or so, I have had three requests to use photos from this log in two books and a company's promotional material. I am flattered. Does this thing rank high in Google's database, or do I just take photos of things no one else bothers to?

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