Unfortunately for me, my wallet and wife, I cannot include myself in that group.
I, as I am sure many others, search around on all those forums FM, PassionForPixels, etc. looking at, drooling at and thinking about what peice of new gear to get.
I apologise as this certainly conflicts with an earlier blog I made about getting the newest and latest but I make my excuse as I search hard and long to get the bargins.
"OK, what brought this on" you say?
Below is my latest application for a purchase.
I remember it clearly, like it was yesterday, but it was actually earlier today :)
I have hunted down a nice copy of a Canon 135 f2L. Sweet L lens! Here is an image below (courtesy of the old owner, photoguy).
And before I knew it, I had also bought his 580EX and stofen diffuser. Oops. First thing I thought I should do is warn the other half - very important! Fortunately she had just recently received one of her all-consuming scrapbooking kits so was mild in her response (few, that was close!).
Now for the wait. I am hoping that these new toys, more than anything, will challenge me to try new things. Having two flashes will help me work towards becoming a more versatile strobist and that 135 will allow me to get beautiful
The other thing that brought this about was thinking about optimising my gear, or rather rationalising the gear I have. While searching for anybodies ideas on photography with a 1D mark IIn, I came across this website. It is something that I will be looking into more and I can suggest all photographers do this. Like a spring clean, hopefully I can do it regularly (maybe delay it for the moment :)
Before I go, can I suggest you check out CanonBlogger. He has just added a cool test (found here). Find out how much of a photographer geek you are and check it out (I got 18 out of 20 after two goes - did I write that out loud?).
Anyway, I look forward to getting my parcel in the post and getting down to that rationalisation idea - at least the better half will like having more room for scrapbooking.
Cheers until next time!