|mid-April Lonicera sempervirens|
My gardening companion has 'borrowed' 'my' versatile 18-200 lens to test (a very nice anti-vibration lens that I've been using on my old workhorse Nikon D100) and offered up the (very nice, too) Panasonic Lumix that he's been using, which has excellent optics, too, and that we started using while traveling, and he's kept using, instead of his (very nice) Nikon digital (with a macro lens).
Well, no, I'm thinking, not being one to embrace too much digital change at once (I'm currently trying to learn the various options for creating ebooks), but he's needing a lens to take mid-distance photos of waterfalls and plant communities, so I'd better be a good sport, I guess. (He also borrowed my previous lens to test, also a versatile one). I like the 18-200 for its zoom abilities.
I'm not a natural camera geek, but I suppose I could play around with the Panasonic! My gardening companion has taken some fabulous photos with it. I'm just used to looking through my view finder, not on the LCD 'screen.'
Digital photography has been a wonderful addition to my observations of nature and gardens, so I'm happy about that!