We spent a few days at Lake Wedowee, located in Randolph County, Alabama on the upper part of the Tallapoosa River. Construction began on the lake in 1974 which covers 10,660 acres. The lake is named for the small town of Wedowee, with an estimated population of 800 people.
We were just looking for a place to swim, relax and enjoy some time with the family. In addition I took my camera along on several hikes.
This was my first real opportunity to try out my new lens. At least it is new to me.
I recently purchased a used Nikon 18-200 mm VR off of eBay. I purchased it to replace my 18-55 and my 55-200 kit lenses that came with my camera.
I couldn’t be more pleased with the sharpness. Also its ability to focus at a closer distance from the subject is amazing.
My Tamron 70-300 Macro doesn’t even compare to the Nikon’s ability even though Nikon doesn’t list it as a Micro (or Macro) lens.
The largest problem that I’ve had with my macro had been that I always seemed to be backing up because I’m too close for the lens to focus.
This day I found myself having to back away from the subject more times because I wanted to, not because I couldn’t focus.
What a welcomed change!
In addition to the lens I received a Nikon polarizing filter and a Cannon 500D Close-up attachment.