I got a new toy

I went to a photography expo put on by Stewart's Photo a few weeks ago. I wanted a replacement for my Canon 100-400 generation I that I never was totally happy with. Here, all in one place, I can talk to all of the manufacturers. Oh, did I have fun.
I walked out with the Sigma 150-600 F5-6.3 DG Sports model. Oh what a beauty. The Tamron version seemed very cheaply made. Canon disappointed me with it's rep. I'd been on some photography trips sponsored by Canon and he was very knowledgeable of all the products they supplied. But at the expo, all I really heard from him about the Canon 100-400 gen II was that it was going to be in his camera bag. Nothing about the specs of the lens, what it can or can't do. The Sigma rep told it all and I was impressed.
So for a test drive I go to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. From outside the fence I was about to play with er ahhh ahem, try out my lens. There was all kinds of planes like this Australian Royal Air Force Tanker.
 Ravn Air Beechcraft B1900 Cargo
 Alaska Air Taxi Short SC-7 Skyvan
 Then on the way home I saw this guy or gal.
 Hal the Bird TLC education bald eagle, got to spend the night with me because we had a late presentation. My friends say it looks like he's saying grace. This photo and the next was taken with my Canon EF24-105.
Macy wanted in the yard but I wouldn't let her because of Hal.
I also bought the Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer. That rep knew what he was selling. Also with the rebates they were offering, WOW!
So Macy and I are having fun in between work, house stuff, etc. Expect to see more.


Mari said…
Oh that new new toy is something to ve jealous about. Cool, totally cool shots!
NC Sue said…
I'm envious!
Have fun with your new lens.

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carolann said…
What a beautiful Eagle. I lived on Eagle Rd at one time. I was lucky I seen one eagle. A beauty! You got .
eileeninmd said…
I love the eagle shots and cute Macy! Enjoy your new lens!
robin andrea said…
Looks like a great new camera. The photos are sharp and beautiful. I always wish I knew more about cameras. I know where to look for good shots, but my skills never match what I see.
DrillerAA09 said…
I have an older Sigma 50-500mm. I don't use it as much as I should, but when I bring it out, I am always impressed with the results. I can only imagine how you can reach out and touch someone with that 600mm range. If I lived in Alaska, I would probably wear that lens out.
GreenComotion said…
That 'dog gone' lens is bigger than Macy - just kidding!
Lovely photos of Macy and other subjects.
I enjoy dogs very much, so I hope you don't mind my playing with words :)
Have a Beautiful Week!
Peace :)
Klara said…
nice toy you've got yourself. and beautiful results with it.
Beth F said…
How great to get a new toy! I'm looking forward to seeing more shot taken with it.
Villrose said…
Must have been fun! I am impressed by Sigma lenses... Have got a couple.