So, a 300mm lens is finally mine. Actually, it's a 70mm - 300mm lens from Tamron. Now my Nikon D50 can take pictures of things faaar away!
The lens was quite cheap, just a bit more than 1000 kuai is what I had to pay. I also bought an Kenko circular polar filter which gives me the ability to remove or enhance reflections and also influence the color of the sky. It's awesome too and I can't wait to try it out.
The weather in Shanghai is getting better, meaning warmer, but these days it's too cloudy or smoggy for serious photography - got to wait for now.
More to come soon!