Tuesday, 30 December 2008

New Toys!

Today started out to be another beautiful day with a high of about 72F (22C). This morning we had some sandhill cranes practically next door to us that I saw on my walk. When I got back Gordon went out and took some photos of them.

After breakfast I went into Port Lavaca to get groceries and the sandhill cranes were still there. I got the groceries and was coming home around 2:30 p.m. when I saw the FedEx truck at the campground. Then I saw Gordon at the truck so I knew his package had arrived.

We are now the proud new owners of a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 camera for me and a Canon 100-400mm IS L lens. This is all thanks to photos that he has sold so it's a belated Christmas gift for us. He immediately went out to take some photos. I plugged my battery in to get it charged. Here's my camera (photo from an on-line site):

It has a 10x zoom so I should be able to get some better photos.

And here's Gordon with his new lens and his old lens. Quite a difference!

Late this afternoon the clouds came in so I think we're in for a couple of cloudy days with some rain possible. At least it's not snow!


  1. Very nice toys! I can't wait to see new pictures from both of you!

    I'm waiting for a return call from the rv park manager, re a site there for next week....so we may see you soon!


  2. Wow 100-400 IS zoom at f4.5 That should make some neat shots!! The panasonic name on the point and shoot doesn't stand out, but the Leica on the lens will make that a super shot getter too. Nice Xmas presents.

  3. Anonymous11:30 am

    Nice new toys. I hope you have a good tripod. That 10x zoom lens is nice (it's what I have) but I find that it is very difficult to get good hand held shots at much above 4x zoom.

  4. Nice looking camera, it takes a nice picture..
    100-400 lens, I've been looking at that one for a while. I'll keep an eye on Gordon's pictures he takes with it.
    Does that mean he's going to sell me his old 70-300 lens?
    That lens as taken some great pictures for Gordon in the past.

    Happy 2009!


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