I bought myself another new toy… just in time for our holiday!
It was a first for me. The first time that I’ve bought anything other than a book and flowers on the internet! And it was so FAST and so much cheaper than getting it in the shop. Don’t laugh! 🙂 South Africa’s internet shopping sites are generally crap and there’s barely any variety online, so it’s easier to physically shop, but clearly that’s not the case for photo equipment.
I got myself a Canon 50mm f1.8II. And I can see why photogs like those lenses! It’s so much faster than the other lenses I have.
And I bought a new camera bag… a Crumpler Pretty Boy! It’s much bulkier than I thought it would be, but it’s gorge! I love the olivy colour! So glad they had it in stock. I must say there is merit in having a small bag though to just carry the camera and one lens, but anyhoo I can always use my “old” bag for that.
And I decided to buy myself a remote switch… but thought I was clever and bought an infra red one instead of the usual one with a cable. And I’m not sure that was wise, now that I’ve used it. It’ll work quite well for self-portraits as you have to point it to the front of the camera, but I was planning on using it for macro stuff, and I’m not sure it’ll work that well for that. Time will tell I suppose.
But damnit because I did it all online, I forgot about the UV filter!! I’ll have to get one for the lens on another day. All in all though, the shopping experience was a very good one, and one that I’ll repeat!