I’ve got a really big one, cheaper than a Ferrari and less painful than surgical enhancement.
I phoned Harrison Cameras yesterday, I only wanted a Dorr LED macro ring…..Their unused 400mm f2.8 was going begging. Couldn’t leave it at the price. Daft as a brush I am. I dreamt of it, well I would have…. had I got to sleep!
… I am now the proud owner of a lens that is as big and as expensive as a small car. I can see why. It has lots of buttons on it. Lots and lots of buttons and switches as well, the odd lever thrown in to promote yet further confusion!…. I can see the next investment being a battery pack for the 5D to run it and a gimballed tripod head to support it. I could well need a shopping trolley to move it and a Sherpa to carry the camera.
After six shots with the 5d II I could see a difference. Even on the lap top screen definition is better. Colour is all over the place, pushing magenta but being colour blind it could well have been pushing orange. I have to rely on others and then try and remember RGB histograms. I love it and have decided against the Hasselblad. So I have just spent an awful lot of money on Canon toys…
I’m back to where I was with gear and back to porridge. Porridge is fine as long as one has sugar and a raisin or two….. An apricot for Sundays.
Canon are a wee bit cheapo. They only give a big leather effect bag, posh leather effect but still a plastic bag and not a lens cover. No worries, lens covers are plastic and I have a dinner plate that will fit.. I presume they think a big posh hard case makes up for their remiss. Daft buggers!….Who wants that much money in a box that cries £10K worth? Wouldn’t survive one trip through Heathrow! I reflect that they aren’t that daft…. It gets nicked and I get the insurance….brilliant but my receipt only shows a fraction of £10K. Old for new insurance has to be the way to go…They sell another lens…I’m not completely barmy… neither are Canon.
After a dreadful year I hope this lens will earn it’s keep…. I’ll be fitter and thinner than a racing snake when I get it in position…..In position? ….I’ll be fit as fit as a butchers dog after getting it out of the van!….It’s up to me now.
Anyone wot comes around and has a Canon EF fit camera are welcome to play. The only conditions I will impose are:
(1) If you get crap on the front element. You Pay a team of window cleaners.
(2) You carry it yourself.
(3) You genuflect whenever I come within your peripheral vision.
(4) You have fun.
Having fun is what life is about. I am a fool and big is not necessarily best…
Except in Texas. Who cares a Texan big black hat is black….. Only Texans belief there are degrees of black. Only idiots like me own a lens bigger than Texas.
If I don’t post again the lens has done for me.