We took Grandma on her first whale watch on Friday. She got very lucky. It was one of the best we had ever been on and included a humpback whale rubbing the underside of the boat and open mouth surface feeding. Of course my camera battery was dead by then. The new lens seems to take a bit of energy. Some of my better whale tale pictures though. The only other drawback is that you can’t really take pictures of things that are close. The picture of Piper is what I can get into the frame on close ups.