This morning I will be retrieving my camera from Canon Professional Services in Orange County.
It was in need of maintenance and a super-extra-thorough cleaning.
To put it mildly, I’m not easy on my gear.
Kudos to all the people who treat their cameras and lenses like they should be treated.
When I’m shooting, I toss cameras and lenses in and out of my bag … along with dust, dirt, sand and pollen.
I definitely USE my gear.
It will be nice to have my camera back with me again.
I know it will need a new (costly) shutter very soon.
And yes, I’ll replace the shutter when the time comes.
Today, however, my beloved camera (a Canon 5D Mark III) will become my back-up camera.
A Canon 5DS R will become my primary camera the minute the UPS man shows up on my doorstep.
My new camera is more of a “need to have” than a “want to have.”
I do want it.
But, if I didn’t NEED it … I’d put off buying it for a year or two.
I won’t bore you with all the work related reasons as to why I needed to purchase a new generation camera.
I don’t get as excited about new lenses and/or cameras anymore.
It isn’t that I don’t appreciate them,
It’s just that they’re tools for work … not toys for fun.
But, I’m going to allow myself a few days just to “play” with the 5DS R before I take it too seriously.
There’s no better way to get to really know a new camera than to experiment with it.
I wonder if Fred will be willing to pose for me?