So Christmas has been and gone, and Santa delivered my new lens.
But the British weather has decided to act up.
The snow of the last week or so has started to melt leaving brown, slimy sludge on the roads. on the grass and fields patches of green showing through a once white covering, like a tatty green jumper coming through the holes in a dirty lab coat.
The sky has gone from a light grey haze with the sun struggling to get through, to a miasmic, dirty, greasy smear letting very little natural light filter down. This afternoon a damp fog started to descend, covering everything with the droplets of a miserable cold mist.

All these factors provide little incentive to get the new lens out and give it a test run.

We’ll see what tomorrow brings.