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30 April 2011 @ 08:55 am
To buy or not buy  
So there's a len I want to buy for my camera. It's a pricey little bastard - but aren't all slr lenses? I am in need of a better/faster lens. The one I have just isn't cutting it. I was naive when I bought my camera kit. It had been so long since I had actually understood f-stops and shutter speeds - okay I remember shutter speeds but not f-stops. I thought "eh this is a great price and I get a telephoto lens too, sweet." Yeah, too bad the lenses both aren't that super. It's great for outdoors/bright lights but not what I wanted the camera to be intended for. How is it that my Canon point and shoot digital camera can get so much better photos than my SLR? Well the manual function on my G3 is bad ass with an f-stop of f2.0! Insane. I am almost tempted to buy a new battery for it just so that I can use it at shows that I can't bring my SLR into. Too bad the cheapest I've seen that battery is $60!! If I decide to buy this new lens, a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, I will ask them about the G3 battery. Actually I'm going to ask about a replacement battery for the Yashica too.

My dad has this old school SLR by Yashica. The light meter battery is dead and OLD (mercury) so I need to find a replacement for it. I want to start taking some film shots again, too. The lens is pretty good too so I might test it out at a concert one of these days. I am having fun getting back into the whole photography thing. I am still getting my feet wet again.... remembering how much I hate red lights. *sigh* Most of the shows I have been going to have been small clubs so the lighting hasn't been that great. I'm going to the showbox tonight which is a larger venue (not by much) but usually has better lighting. Here's hoping it's still the same.

Anyway back to the lens. I don't know if I want to drop the money on that lens or not. It's on ebay for a bit cheaper but I hate having to bid on things then wait and see if it's actually the product that I bought and if it really does work like it's supposed to. The place I want to buy the lens from has a pretty lenient return policy. I am very excited about the prospect of the lens not working to my standards and I can return it without having to pay a restocking fee. Unless I'm a dumbass and drop it or something - which could happen since I'm a klutz.

Okay this post is becoming much longer than anticipated. I shall shut up now.