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Old Apr 22, 2014, 1:22 PM   #1
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Default Algoscotia, Welland Canal

Got the DA L 55-300mm lens to replace my Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di. I wasn't liking the missing focal lengths 55-70mm and images I've seen taken with this lens have been impressive. Took this below Lock 3 on the Welland Canal. The boat was tying up waiting to enter the lock. The only adjustment to the image was a bit of levelling and to resize it for posting.

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Old Apr 22, 2014, 2:28 PM   #2
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I am sure you will love the lens, they are quite sharp and work well for wildlife and sports. I also replaced my Tamron 70-300 and really like the 55-300 much better. You are correct the 55-70 part was what made me upgrade also, it lets me get closer action during the grand kids soccer games and some flowers and bugs. I also shot a few at the Welland last fall while on the way to Niagara. Back in 84 I went through the locks on a friends boat while on a trip from Detroit to Toronto.
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I am sure you will love the lens, they are quite sharp and work well for wildlife and sports. I also replaced my Tamron 70-300 and really like the 55-300 much better. You are correct the 55-70 part was what made me upgrade also, it lets me get closer action during the grand kids soccer games and some flowers and bugs. I also shot a few at the Welland last fall while on the way to Niagara. Back in 84 I went through the locks on a friends boat while on a trip from Detroit to Toronto.
It's much harder now to get shots of the canal and the ships. Several years ago security fencing was put up which limits how close you can get and also prevents an unobstructed view. There was a time when you could even walk along the lock walls.

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Looks like a fine lens in some talented hands!
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