slacktech

Redbank, Australia

Live and work in Brisbane, Queensland and enjoy most types of photography but don’t do a lot of portraiture. / Always looking for...

Random Rumblings

Well, today started with frustration.

I have taken delivery of a Canon 85mm 1.8 and Canon 40mm STM and brought the body and these lenses to work to play with them at lunch. Unfortunately, as often happens, the @#$#ing eyecup fell off the extended eye piece (I find not having my face squished to the back of the body a comfort).

I will have to go to a local retailer and pay top dollar for another one and hope the original is in the bag I took the body from. If so, then at least I’ll have a spare (and 3 more coming from ebay at a bargain price).

Once I get the eyecup I hope to take a few shots on the way back to work, as I really want to see how these lenses perform (all reviews and information I could find when researching indicates they are great performers, so I want to see if I can match this with real world usage).

On another topic, I’ve also taken delivery of Kenko extension tubes, which I hope to get out with this weekend. I really want to see if I can do anything of worth in the macro world, but I think it will take a lot of experimenting before I produce anything worthwhile.

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