Aww…some Monday, a New Camera
The camera on the right, or one similar, has been responsibile for over 75% of the photos posted on this site over the last 10 years. The current model is a Nikon D500 and my favorite walking around lens is the Tamron 24-70mm making the combo weigh in at 4lbs., 2 oz. When I photograph high school football or soccer, I place a Tamron 70-200 mm lens on the body and the weight balloons to 5 or 6 pounds. This combo has been to Alaska, Hawaii, Texas Hill Country, South Carolina, and Georgia, just to name a few places.
The little camera on the left is a new acquisition. I bought if from a local resident on Facebook Market place. It is a Canon M50 mirrorless camera and with it’s 15-45mm lens, it weighs in at 1lb, 3oz. For future travel I have decided to lighten my load and shrink my camera bag. Although the Canon is much smaller, it is still has interchangable lenses, electronic viewfinder, flash attachment and all the things you will find on a full size DSLR camera. I still have a couple of lenses that I need to acquire, but I am certainly looking forward to the smaller package when we travel. Both cameras will shoot video. In fact the little Canon may be the most popular camera in the world for YouTube creators, but I plan to stick with traditional photography. Here is what this little jewel is capable of capturing with the standard kit lens.
Not to worry. I have no intention of abandoning my bigger camera and lenses. Sports, portraits, family photo shoots, Christmas stuff will still call for the big camera to do it’s thing, but when I want to travel light, the little Canon will get the call.
Monday’s Music Moves Me
The theme this week at 4M is anything and everything about birds. Let’s face it, one could build a whole playlist by the Eagles, the Byrds, or the Black Crows. Songs about birds are pretty easy to come by, so let’s see what we can find.
First up is a song that I am pretty sure will be new to you. It’s not a new song, I just don’t recall it ever making the country charts. Here is Dwight Yoakam with V’s of Birds.
Everybody wants to Fly like an Eagle!
Well, if you can’t fly like an eagle, maybe you were cut out to be a Rockin’ Robin!
Have a blessed week!