There was a Mike’s Camera demo day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo yesterday. I went and tried out the new Canon 6D Mk II and an EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens (wow, that’s a mouthful). The lens was pretty heavy, but it was nice to get just a little more reach than my typical 70-300mm lens gets. Such nice kit!
The 6D Mk II is really new, apparently there aren’t that many yet out. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time messing with the settings on that one; and after an hour, I returned it. I have been wanting the 6D Mk I since I used it a couple of years ago at one of these. I kept the 100-400 lens, but attached it to my own camera (an EOS Rebel T2i).
I will try to remember to mention which pictures I took with which kit over the next few days. It may not matter at all. I took this image of the moon setting over Cheyenne Mountain while I waited to sign out the stuff I wanted to try out. So this is with my go to rig: my T2i and my EF 75-300mm 4-5.6 III combo.
I’ve talked before about how sometimes it’s a long time between trains. I think there’s something about holding a camera that makes you want to take photos (which could very well explain how our society is devolving into a puddle of narcissistic selfies… but I think I’ve digressed). While standing by the rails, in between bouts of willing the train signal to come on, I look around and find other things to photograph.
I tried to photo merge these two photos to make it look like the plane was flying to/into the moon. But the sky was different colors and it didn’t look right.