If you've taken a look at the earlier posts in this blog, you know I dabble in photography as a hobby. I've been taking a photo a day since 1/1/2011, which is a lot of photos. I have a DSLR and I know how to use it. 😉 More or less.
For months now, I've been thinking about a better lens for my Pentax. I have 50-200mm, but that won't nearly be enough to zoom when we're in Denali or on the day cruises. I really was coveting this lens:
Then I thought maybe I'd rent it. I looked around and both Camera Lens Rentals and Lens Rental
had it for about $200 for the time I'd need it. Lens Rental had an insurance policy which covered just about every possible situation...including bear attacks.
And then I started thinking...what if I didn't get the prime lens, and went with a lesser lens--the 55-300mm zoom?
There is also a newer model, whose focus is supposed to be a lot quieter. However, the mount will not work with my Kiis model camera, and will force the aperture to stay wide open all the time...and given that it's about $100+ more right now, I figured I'd go with the one that would work with my older model Pentax. I figure, some day I might regret it when I upgrade the camera, but that day isn't now, and now I want to be able to control the F-stop.
So this baby is headed my way. I can't wait to get it on Wednesday and see how much better it is over my current zoom.