Sunday, February 26, 2017

Telephoto Turkeys

Whenever I visit our family in Fremont, California, I keep my eyes open for wildlifeturkeys and deer in particular, which seem to wander around in no particular pattern, just living life they way they're used to.

One day on Facebook, I saw a mini-telephoto lens advertised for about 20-30 bucks or so. As you know, I'm a sucker for these things, so I ordered it.

It's small, but rather heavy and bulky for its size.

Whenever I use it, the camera tends to lean forward on its own, so it's definitely a two-hand operation to take a telephoto picture.

Not only that, trying to align the camera and telephoto lens is a pain.

Finally, the resulting pictures are not sharp. I can do just as well using the camera's enlargement feature.

So ... I gave up using it as a telephoto lens and now use it as a mini-telescope. It does that well.

I'll show it to my grandson, and perhaps, just perhaps, he'll want it and I can score more grandpa points with him.

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