Yesterday morning I entered my office and was greeted by this LOVELY sight!!
Finally! My very own gear at work! Had to wait for this for so long because the budget didn’t allow more gear-shopping for 2009, but once 2010 came the order was sent in (and slowly processed) and here we are! Hello Canon 7D! Hello Canon 24-105 f/4.0! Hello Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6! Hello huge battery-grip w/extra batteries! And oh yeah, hello UV-filter too I guess :p (now, if I could get a 50mm f/1.4 too I’d be in heaven, but alas…)
I’m excited – and slowly learning this camera and it’s specs. The body and lens is pretty lightweight compared to my own D700 + 24-70, and feels fairly plasticky – one of the reasons I didn’t go Canon in the first place when I started w/DSLRs (*cough*)…the battery-grip will take a while to get used to….same with the focusing-system (I’m used to one-point focus & moving the focus-square rapidly across the screen on my D700, it’s a bit different (and with one more extra step compared to my D700) routine on the Canon sort of – at least from what I can initially see)….but I can’t wait to get to know this other baby better!! :) :)
I had an argument with my hubby the other day, because I love to bake but tend to uh, forget the time and sometimes – just sometimes - burn stuff. I told him I didn’t want no silly egg-shaped timer or whatever. And he forced me to use the timer on the cellphone for the last batch of the crisp bread I was baking (well, guilted me into, same thing!! :p). Anyways. The next day he came home with a wrapped gift for me. :D
(Yes, it’s a timer. Not a “toy”. *cough* ;p) Me like. And this little gift made me happy in a silly way. :)
Now, the sun is shining and I decided to just take the plunge and leave my D700 home and just rely on the 7D at work....scary but exciting!! :D