28 October 2011
My feet don’t drag whenever the lens-buying bug bites but they can’t get to the store quick enough. It always is a high to get nice glass for a bargain, especially if you actually beat the other hunters to it. When I enter the music store I see a buyer looking at the old cams. Immediately my mind screams “competition!” But he’s there for the old Canon lenses so I calm down.
I begin testing the lenses, the bodies don’t really interest me for now. Actually, the Pentax SFX was one of the cams I had. A friend gave one when I started shooting weddings. It was a noisy machine and the batteries were expensive then.
The Sigma zoom looks interesting. I am not familiar with this lens so I try it out.
The zoom is 28-70mm, variable. I guess it’s nice to have but maybe i’ll pass on this one too. I have the salesperson take out the next batch of cams for me. I’m interested in the one at the far end of the group.
I normally hunt lenses alone. And I stay in a store as long as I need to. But coming from school with my wife this afternoon, she might want to go home early to start this 10-day school break we have. Also, an early home-cooked meal with the wife appeals a lot more.
Besides, my feet can fly me swiftly back to the music store first thing tomorrow.