I giggled when I read her statement. I told myself the same thing when I bought a Canon flash (580EX II) last year, but now I am feeling itchy again. Here are a few gears in my wish list:
Canon EF 35mm F2
35mm prime lens
A 35mm prime lens will be great for indoor portrait – without the need to fire the flash. While my existing lens can take decent indoor pictures with flash on, sometimes I just wish to turn off the flash to create certain effects.
I am eying a Canon EF 35mm F2, if I can get a used unit at reduced price.
Wide-angle lens exaggerates perspective, and is best for shooting landscape and architecture. Canon’s EF-S 10-22mm is one of the best options for crop camera, but it is also quite pricey. More likely I will consider third-party lenses, such as those from Tokina.
But there is another possibility. Get a Canon 5D mark II camera, and my standard zoom lens will suddenly become wide-angle! There is no need to buy a separate lens for wide-angle shots. (OK, I know your heads are spinning now, baffled by all those photographic jargons.)
Carbon fiber tripod
Light weight tripod
Tripod is essential for taking night photos. I plan to get a light weight tripod before I go to
Fortunately, my next travel destination is likely to be Java. I am in no hurry to get a new tripod.
I hardly bring my DSLR and lenses when I leave home. They are too heavy. A pocket camera would be useful for day-to-day snapshot.
OK, so many things in my mind. But ‘wants’ are not ‘needs’. I must control my desire…