Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Baby is broke

It's official. My 18-55mm lense is currently hurt. On Saturday, I took the camera out thinking that it was bruised, but not broken. After a few zoom ins and zoom outs and the lense seemed like it was getting tighter and tighter. Then I was longer able to zoom in or out. I took the lens off of the camera base and there was a piece just floating around all loose. My heart broke.
If it cannot be fixed, I'll have to get a new one. Luckily the 18-55mm is not one of the outrageously expensive lenses.
I felt withdrawal because I didn't have any cameras around and my fingers were itching to click away.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sadness and Desire

Sad News - I bumped my Camera at the Kiddie Park while playing with my friend's bebe, Aiden. :*(
The lens gets stuck when zooming. I'm not quite sure how this will affect the picture and focus yet.
Thinking about the repair bill(s) make me sad.
Thinking about my shrinking bank account makes me sad too.

AND I saw this that I want badly too.
Here is the side by side comparison of the Polaroid and the Instax Mini. The Instax 200 Below has the same longer shape than Polaroids, but slightly larger.

Here is the bigger, cheaper alternative. It may be considered since it does the same thing but doesn't look quite as sleek.

Hoping to take some pictures soon.

Speaking of Pictures, here are some from my sister's engagement par-tay.
This is the celebratory roast pig which is presented to my parents by my sister's husband-to-be.

Chop, chop.

Hacked up.

Ready to distribute to family members. (See all the take-out boxes?) Looks gross, but it was pretty delicious.
*Edit: The sweet baby's name is Aiden. I aim to please my followers! ;)
Also, there is now a side by side comparison of the pictures from Polaroid (which is discontinued now and to get film would be ridiculously expensive) and the Instax Mini.

Monday, September 14, 2009


My last entry was in Mid May. It's nearly the middle of September. Wait! It IS the middle of September. Gees. Time flies when you are doing nothing. Well, not nothing. But a lot of things not things I should be doing to better myself.
What's new on the horizon?
2 weddings coming up. 2 Amys too. My good friend, Ada's sister, Amy is getting married in October and my own sister, Amy is getting married in November.
So I am shopping! for a new lense. How exciting, right?!?! It is for me.
I like archiving moments for people.

I'm thinking of these:

#1 is the 50mm f1.8
#2 is the 35mm f1.8
#3 is the 10-24mm f3.5-4.5
Actually only #1 and #2 are in the running because #3 costs at least $800.00!
I'm doing my homework to find out more.
When I know more about these babies and their capabilities, hopefully I will not be lazy and post about it.
In the meantime, I have been reading up a lot on Ken Rockwell's site. Extremely Helpful.

P.S. Some pcitures from the summer in Vermont.