Lori and I walked the South Meadow trail this afternoon. It was nice to get out and walk, now that the heat has let up a bit. I tried something new this time. I took off my 90mm macro lens, and opted for the 70-300 macro. I don’t like this lens at all. It’s slow, cheap, and has artifacts on the glass. It does have a long distance macro, though.
I have to get really close to the subject with the 90mm. I’ve bumped into more than one butterfly trying to get just a little bit tighter. that’s the coolest feature of that lens. The minimum focusing distance is just a couple inches. The last time I walked the high meadow, I couldn’t get within a dozen paces of any of the cool critters. They just flew off before I could get into range. With the 70-300, I could take pictures from a distance, but still get close shots. I really need to replace this lens with something better.