my new lens arrived, the scrumptious Canon EFS 55-250 IS.
Yes IS. If the picture to the right is a bit blurry, it is because I shot it my old EFS 18-55 (also a very good lens, but unfortunately no IS).
Go on, look below. Guess what shutter speed I used for the two photos below. Guess.
250mm, f/5.6 1/40s
250mm, f/5.6, 1/8s
0.125 seconds! at a 35mm equivalent of nearly 400mm focal length!
Awesome. I can't wait for the weekend...