I have OFFICIALLY scrapped my 35mm camera, and donated it to a student, along with the accessories that went along with it.
Through a variety of vendors (mostly via Amazon) I am building a nice digital rig, centered around a Canon EOS T2i (550D). As of this morning, EVERYTHING from battery grips, lenses, filters, tripod, batteries and chargers, and whatever else an idiot like me thinks he needs, has arrived.
Except for the camera body.
The waiting game.
I love buying things online since everytime you come home your like hoping it would be there (where most of the time it isn't or canada post always comes at 11:55 (still at school/work))
The paranoia of online shipment tracking is much worse....
LOL! Yeah, especially as this camera will be getting me a job... I WANT IT HERE SO I CAN GET COMFORTABLE WITH IT!!!
Oh, by the way, guess what showed up? Thank God!
ADDED: Last blurry picture, I promise. The Zi8 is now for the kids.
What kind of job are you taking pictures for?
I'm just restarting my freelance business. Haven't taken pay for photography for almost 20 years, back when I was still in college.
I have already gotten a contract... won't start until May, though, as my model is an NAA P-51 Mustang. It is currently taken apart for maintenance in a hanger in Council Bluffs, IA, but is being rebuilt for the summer show season. I get it for a day before they jump in and fly her off!
I love this camera! It blows my old 35mm out of the water, there is no film to develop, and no scanning to get it into the computer. I am so behind in technology here, I know.
Wish I had the money to replace my Sony Camera. Never seems to focus properly or get the correct lighting, it's like 1 in 10 shots are good. My extra money from tax refund pretty much went to new tires and a Sony 32" BX32 LCD and Sony DVD player with 1080p HDMI. The dam HDMI cable was almost the cost of the player! At least movies look a million times better than the old gear. :D
No kidding, I don't ever buy HDMI cables from stores anymore. Only through outlets like Newegg or local parts shops.
Yes, gold plating does ensure no signal breakdown between the player and the TV, but for God's sake I am NOT paying $75 for a 6 foot cable! I will go order it elsewhere for $10-15 and mine will work just as well.
We also got a Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray player. We have had an HD Sharp Aquos TV for years now, but we were just watching DVDs. The Star Wars collection on BR is AMAZING! We were missing so much! Plus the player has DTS outputs compatible with my Kenwood KAM-1 amplifier, so the surround sound is also much improved. I like new gear that respects my old gear!
A bit of a geek mistake, when I picked up the player for the family, I also bought the Star Wars collection AND the classic Star Trek (1-6) movie pack. The cashier wouldn't sell both on the same ticket, because it would BE WRONG. I explained that I am a trekkie, and my wife has every Star Wars book EVER WRITTEN, and somehow we get along. Yes, Star Trek and Star Wars, living in peace in one house. SCARY!
Having so much fun... shooting containers of tea!
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