My babies should be coming home today. That is, my two main camera bodies have been at the factory for over two weeks. I’ve had to rely on lesser cameras and rentals during that time, but finally they are being sent home. Praise be to the camera elves, may my babies be well and whole, cleaned, cared for, and repaired at the factory.
Today, I sit here working at my computer, and I listen to every truck and large vehicle that drives by, hoping against hope that they will arrive yet this morning, though I know that FedEx doesn’t ever really show until the late afternoon.
Ahh to have my darlings home and to be able to have all my camera settings how I like them, to not have to hunt through menu after menu to change the simplest of settings, to set my autofocus controls to how I really like them (best way to set focus controls in my opinion-Getting clarity by turning off your focus). One of the worst things about rentals is they are never set up to how we like them. They are great in a pinch, but only a pinch, especially if you can’t have the specific bodies that you know best.
I haven’t been kayaking in that time, because I just couldn’t face the thought of being out there without my two best buds… No, they are almost more than that… extensions of me, my vision, my consciousness…
Come on home to papa kiddos. I’ve missed you, and nothing has been the same without you.
Oh, and just a side note the repairs were not necessitated by kayak photography, but do to simple wear and tear and camera malfunctions. I stand ready to defend kayak photography against those who worry about camera safety. It is all simply a matter of being properly prepared, like on any other photography quest