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My Time With The The Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

This is an impressive lens. The Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L is primarily used for nature and sports photography and the Image Stabilization is necessary even with a quality tripod. When a lens has its own strap, you know it’s quite heavy. I’ve also never used a more expensive lens in my life. At $14,000.00 you better believe I was extremely careful with it.

My goal was to take it out and capture local wildlife in the short time I’d have it. The photos below are from The Great Swamp in Basking Ridge, New Jersey as well as Rahway River Park in Rahway, New Jersey. Very pleased with the results. Thanks to Canon CPS for letting me use this monster.

Go ahead and treat yourself.

Canon 800mm f/5.6 lens

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 lens

Nature Walk in Lord Stirling Park

Today I went for a nature walk with my friends Keely and Jill at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  The fresh country air was a nice change of pace and I didn’t need a jacket. I had an hour before heading to lunch, so I knew I couldn’t take photos of everything I saw. Here are a few choice selections from the walk.

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)