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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Talking About Cameras

Getting an early start
Today I decided to break out my Sony Alpha 100 digital SLR with a 75-300 mm lens.  It's way heavier than my small FujiFilm digital, but significantly lighter than my old Nikon SLR, which weighs as much as a bowling ball.  I almost can't believe the number of difficult hikes (including backpacking trips into the Grand Canyon) on which I carried that old Nikon and assorted lenses with me.  I'm not too thrilled about the light quality with the Sony and its telephoto lens.  The images look slightly dark to me.
Prickly Pear Cactus flowers

Sending up a stalk

New stalk wrapping around old

Across the desert to the Organ Mountains

Torrey Yucca still flowering

A woman hiking with her dog

Another happy hiker

Buggy whip (Ocotillo) flowers

Towards Tortugas and the Organs

Range Ratany

Creosote Bush flowers


Flower and friend

More Prickly Pear flowers

This is how I look after a long hike

Our buddy Jimmy heading toward us

Becca is always happy to see her pal Jimmy

Fruit of the Torrey Yucca (edible)

A distinct Prickly Pear blossom

My Sony Alpha 100 digital (left) and my old Nikon SLR

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Those were the days with that heavy Nikon that actually used film. The close-ups of the blossoms here look pretty sharp--very pretty.

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