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My New Camera Lens!

About 2 years ago I got a DSLR camera, the Canon Rebel T3.  I have loved this camera from the minute I started using it!  It takes awesome pictures!  My only complaint was that the lens didn't zoom in enough when I was taking pictures at the boys' sporting and school events.  They look like tiny ants when they're out on the field or up on the stage.  Because of this I have been wanting a lens that will really zoom in and still take nice pictures.  I couldn't justify the price for one of these lenses after having just spent the money on this camera.

About 2 weeks ago I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get my lens.  I was shocked to see how much the prices had dropped!  My camera is now 'old', they are up to the Canon Rebel T5, so anything to do with my T3 is much less expensive.

I ordered the lens and it came on Friday, right after Aiden's last baseball game. Darn!  I hurried up and unloaded the package and snapped that baby on to my camera!  I just wanted to take a few test shots with it, see what I could do with it in a few clicks.  I stepped out onto  my back deck steps, looked around and decided to take a picture of my coneflowers.  When I pulled the camera up to my eye at the end of my lens was a beautiful butterfly (or moth?) resting on them!  Here are the pictures I took.

Can you see in the last picture his white 'tongue' sticking out, sucking the nectar out of the flower?!?  How cool is that? And I captured it!!!  I was so thrilled, I came running in to the house to put the pictures on my computer and show Andy.  So excited to use this lens!

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  1. So what lens did you get?! I don't do zooming so I use primes but I know people who ADORE the 24-70mm zoom lens!

  2. I love my camera, that I married into. We have 3 different lenses and ours gets this close. I love close ups. Your pictures are vibrant and pretty.

  3. Oh my word! I have been needing a lens for forever and I believe I have the same camera as you. You make me happy that you say they are cheaper. Where did you buy from?

  4. I hadn't even thought that the prices of lenses would drop as the camera "aged"! These photos are awesome. (And that's totally a butterfly.)
    I've been wanting a lens that zooms for the longest time, but like you, they were just too dang expensive when my camera was new. I'm going to have to check out prices!

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