So, I’ve been spending a lot more time with the 17-85mm that I had all but written off. I’m sure the last time I used this lens was 4 years ago. I’m not sure why I got it into my head that it was not a good lens. I do that kind of thing from time to time. Like when I learned that I could shoot at very high ISOs in the day light to get really fast shutter speeds. Then I got stuck thinking that all my shot’s should be at a high ISO just to get that fast shutter speed. What ended up happening was poor photos with bad contrast and color.
So, what I’m learning about this lens is also something that I’m learning about myself. It is pretty good. And I’m pretty good. I don’t want to toot my own horn but my photography is pretty descent. Even if few people actually look at it. I don’t really go out of my way to promote myself these days. Maybe soon but I don’t do it right now.
Anyway, I’ve drifted from my topic a bit. I tend to do that.
Here is a photo from my playings around today that really shows off what this lens can do under the right circumstances. We were out in the yard again, boy I love summer, and I had my speedlite on the camera to test what this lens could do with some nicer fill flash. I was quite happy with the result.