Since gear is not my thing, this was a risky move for me. I had never even changed a lens before. But one of the reasons I upgraded to the PEN was that it was an interchangeable lens camera. And while I didn’t know if I would ever take advantage of this new capability, I at least had the option.
The zoom lens that came with my camera is a 28-84mm (35mm equivalent). My new lens picks up where this one leaves off – an 80-300mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). Much of the reason for my desire to add this lens to my arsenal was driven by my Project 52 of the courthouse. Each week I was continually frustrated by images that I was unable to create because of the physical limitations of my equipment. I simply couldn’t get close enough.
So I jumped – and right now you will find my flailing and spluttering, splashing around in the deep end – almost drowning in all that I need to learn about these new optics and this new way of “up close” seeing.
I’ll let you know if and when I make it to shore.