New Toy

[Update: Addendum below the post]

Wife got me a new camera for my birthday, a Canon Rebel T5. Here’s what it looks like:


Yeah, big lenses. When I press the shutter button halfway, the lenses rotate back and forth accompanied by a robotic whirring noise. Sometimes they elongate without being instructed. I am neither deserving of it nor competent to use it. I don’t know how much it cost and she won’t tell me. (I know, I could google it, but would that please her? A woman’s mind is unknowable.) In addition to pictures like the one below, it shoots 1920×1080 high definition movies. It’s not the most expensive camera out there (I saw one for 28,000 dollars online somewhere), but I’ll never need another. I’ve gotten far enough to take the following picture (of a flower in my yard). Click to enlarge. And that’s still two sizes smaller than I could have linked to. But computer screens are only so big. Anyway, my old Canon Power Shot could not do this. Not even close.

Someone who can really do flowers is Don at Shuffly.net. Take a look at these. Todd McKimmey, facilitator of two web presences, The Christendom Review and What’s Wrong with the World, ain’t bad neither. I think these guys spent more money on their stuff than my wife did.


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3 Responses to New Toy

  1. Don says:

    Thank you for the shout-out, and congratulations on your new toy. Beware: photography can be frighteningly addictive, and GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) is a constant danger.

  2. Zippy says:

    You have no idea how funny it is that I just read this. But you will know soon.

  3. William Luse says:

    Yeah, Don, I want one of them whatchamacallits that attaches to the lens and blocks unwanted light.

    Zippy, hmm, very mysterious. I wonder if it has anything to do with “the package.”

    Btw, I left a comment at The Remnant assuring them you weren’t crazy most of the time, and requesting that the link to your site be reinstated. I’m sure it never got past moderation, but I haven’t been back to check.

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