Friday morning we woke up to a decent snowfall here in Cambridge, and I took the opportunity to make some photos of flowers poking through the snow.
These are all made with a Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 which I rented. This is a huge professional lens; it's the size of a one-liter water bottle and weighs half again as much. It's quite unwieldy. However, it's definitely a step up from my own (much cheaper) lenses. The build quality is great and the optics are noticeably better as well. For example, the "bokeh" of the out-of-focus areas is more pleasant (something you can compare here on this blog) and it's noticeably sharper. It will be a lot of fun.