Mt. Rainier: same place, new lens
I visited a familiar spot to test out a rented lens on my favorite subject.
I rented one of the classic professional Canon lenses today, to play with for a week: the 200mm f/2. It has a reputation for being extremely bright, extremely sharp, and extremely heavy. All of those things are true. It’s a lot to handle, but the color and detail of the results speak for themselves.
On the way home, I stopped at a familiar location to try out the lens on Mt. Rainier. We have some rare winter sunshine, which was why I rented the lens today—why not try it out on the famous mountain?
I took a single hand-held shot, and couldn’t quite get the entire mountain into the photograph. Oops—did not bring a tripod, either, to do a set of panned photos. So I did the next best thing: I turned the camera 90º, and took four overlapping shots to get the panorama you see above.
The shots are ISO 100, 1/1250th sec, f/4.