Monday, January 7, 2013
Inadvertent camera and lens abuse test...
Another capture from the new 18-300. Took this one handheld from about 100 feet away. Normally Herons fly away when you start showing any interest in them but I guess this one felt safe perched in the top of a tree.
On another note... While out hiking and taking pictures this weekend I slipped on the beach and landed in a shallow puddle on top of my camera and new lens. I got wet and the camera and lens got splashed. Fortunately it was fresh water. I did a quick in field dry off with a paper towel and continued taking pictures, no harm done. Later when I got home I took a closer look at everything and found that I had slightly bent the outer threads of the 77mm uv filter I bought to protect the lens. The lens it's self was untouched. Moral of the story... UV filters are a good addition to lenses you plan on hiking with!