Remember when I said that if you didn't get what you really wanted for Christmas, you should really think about getting it for yourself? Well - I did just that! Twice! I'm using the fact that these items will help me with my New Years resolutions as an additional excuse to buy them.
I got my new lens AND a nifty camera bag (both were on my Christmas wishlist). I'm already taking full advantage of the lens. It's an 18-55mm. I already had an 18-135mm, with basically the same capability. You may wonder why I felt that I needed another lens if I already had one within the same range. There are actually a few reasons:
|New bag and lens (middle lens)|
- It's lighter, over half as heavy as my first lens. I loved my first lens, but lugging it around to take pictures was taxing after awhile. Therefore this new lens gives me no excuse to take it along and take more pictures and video.
- It's less bulky, again almost half the size as my first lens. See excuse for #1
- It has 9in macro capability - aka: I can take self pictures like the one below because my long a$$ arms clear the 9in space requirement. My old lens had a much longer macro limitation causing non-blurry self portraits to be virtually impossible without a remote shutter.
Spoiled and giddy with my new toys- Shirley