I’m always on the hunt for new gear. Why? Well, other than the fact that I’m a girl and like to shop, there are a couple of items that I truly need. For starters, I need a real tripod. Yeah, yeah, I’ve posted about that before. Can you believe that I still haven’t found one? This is going to take some special snooping and research. I can’t just purchase any old tripod. Given my past experience with my BestBuy grade tripod, I now know two things: I need a ball head and the legs need to be uber-steady. The hard part is finding a tripod that will accommodate my growing passion. My tripod doesn’t have to be carbon fiber. Although I wouldn’t mind if it came in pink. Yes, pink would be nice.
Ok, bear with me a second as I need to talk about something that I don’t understand. I often read photographers writing “It feels good in my hands,” when explaining how they chose a piece of equipment. Quite honestly, I don’t understand it. Fried chicken feels good in my hands, too, but that’s not how I decide whether or not I’m going to eat it. Sorry couldn’t resist. But seriously, I don’t get it. I chose my camera based on price and what little I understood about cameras in general. I also wanted to be somewhere between the ranks of ‘enthusiast’ and ‘I can make some money with this’.
So what else do I need? I need a chick bag. I want a bag that looks and functions like a purse to carry my stuff. I’m getting closer and closer to purchasing a bag and making inserts. I’m thinking it’s going to be the way to get to exactly what I want.
I also need a lens that gives me f/2.8. Ideally, I’d like to have the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 but I’m leaning towards the Sigma version. Why? Because I am still too new to justify the price. Hubby says he’ll get me the Nikon, but I want it now and not around Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter or any other holiday he’ll use as a gift excuse.