Friday, August 14, 2009

Camera Envy

Thanks to Terry, I now have major camera envy and the need to rob a bank. Heck with the finding seeds for the money tree.
She let me try out her Mark II camera with a couple different lenses. Right away I noticed two things, well, make that three...
1. It's super heavy.
2. It's super fast.
3. Terry needs to adopt me.

I can now see why all the major mountain bike photographers have a Mark of some kind or another. The speed! The speed! I need the speed!

So I came home and checked out the details. Kerry knows what I'm talking when I talk about the Mark II because he checks the deets on the mountain bike photographers too. And so when I told him about this and how it's 50% off and that's always a good reason to buy camera stuff, even if you don't have the money, he looked at me like I was insane. And when I told him the 85mm f/1.2 lens for this camera that Karen recommends for mountain biking photos is $2600 Canadian he stopped dead and said "26 HUNDRED!" And I figured it was a good time to change the topic.
But then again, maybe it's a good time to tell him that the 85mm f/1.8 lens for my camera would ONLY be $600. Although I'm not sure if I even need that one now...

5 comments:

RAE said...

I've got the 85 1.8 and it is a sweet lens but first, do you have a good zoom? I would think about getting that first. I have the 24-70 and 50-150 and use them more often than the 85. I love to enable LOL

domesticchaos said...

But Rae, a f1.8 zoom is going to be a lot more than $600! Kelli, I think you should go to Lens & Shutter and rent/borrow the 85mm 1.8 for an afternoon and see how it compares to your friend's camera.

Welcome to camera lust. It never really goes away, you just keep remembering that eating (and feeding the kids) are more important than technology fetishes.

Kelli said...

I didn't know Lens and Shutter rented lenses. I'll have to check it out. I waiver between "I need a new lens" and "I'm getting pretty good at using what I have".

Amy said...

Ouch on the price!! I love my Nikon D80! Love it!

Shannon Wyman said...

Good grief.. I nearly fainted seeing those prices!!