Friday, March 15, 2013
Luck from 10,000 Feet Away
In other, more personal news, yesterday I purchased a "big gun" of my own. Yes, snowflakes, it's true. In new gear news, I finally broke down at got myself a Canon L series white lens. It will be my first white lens so I'm a bit excited about that. I got myself a 70-200 mm white lens to be used in travels and such.
For those of you who know my earlier work (way back from the days of slides and C-prints) I used to always (well, almost always) use a longer lens. I was a 180 kind of a gal. For some strange reason, I got shorter and shorter over time. Like, seriously, even going down to fish eye range. But, nope, not anymore! It's back up the food chain for me, as I'm going long and strong, with a new long L-series white lens.
I figured I might be able to use it in Vegas and probably will be able to use it over the course of my travels this year so, why not get it now, right? Only trouble is that, after doing some of the math, I figured out this morning that the new lens is actually more expensive than my trip! Who knew it costs only about $100 to fly to Vegas. (It goes without saying really but, a white lens costs a *bit* more than that. In case you were, you know, curious and all.) So, yeah, there's me....new white lens, new camera bag, going long and strong once again. Eh, we'll see how this works (or even, heck, how long it might last.)
Just in case, as a sort of "backup" plan, I also got a new lens cap for the nifty fifty. The old one didn't survive the trip to the beach. There was this one freak wave, you see, and...ah, well, that's a story for another time. Just do please know this, the 50 is coming along too, new lens cap and all. And, yes, I have even resolved (hopefully!) my camera timer issue with a new timer too. Phew! I feel so lucky. Now all I gotta do is pack.
Until next time...