I have a fairly new camera and a very new lens which I tried for the first time today. After a walk to Borden Park, I sat down on a bench to get myself sorted out. Much to my dismay, I realized that I had left my camera on after I had used it two days ago. I thought I had carried to to the park only to find a dead battery, which is what would have happened with my previous camera. But, no. The battery was still full! This new camera must turn itself off when it realizes I have forgotten to do that. What a clever camera!
It is an Olympus OM-D E-M10 II with which I usually use a M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ MSC power zoom lens. This lens has been great for nearly every need and the only times I have wanted something else has been when trying to take pictures of birds and the one time I was on a whale-watching tour.
Now that spring is almost here, I can hear some of the returning birds in the trees and am hoping to be able to take pictures of them with my new lens. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R zoom lens will make it easier to take their photos without scaring them away.
I didn’t actually see any of the smaller birds today, but I did see my first Canada Geese of the year. I also played with taking surreptitious photos of complete strangers, just to see how far away I could focus. When I took pictures of trees I realized I could keep both near and far in focus, which opens up a whole new world for me. So far, I am very happy with the new lens and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with it as more birds return and the fruit trees start to bloom.