I have a colleague who had a EOS450D camera body coupled to a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Lens. For some reason 90% of his shots came out bad. Some AWB, some focus. He’d been telling me for years he wanted a better body. Me being the self professed len-snob, tried pushing him away from a one lens solution. Well he splashed out for a pre-loved EOS7D yesterday and let me audition it. The results are amazing. At 270mm, with a 1.6 crop factor, the effective zoom is 432mm. At F6.3, 1/80 and ISO3200, I was able to get nice clear shots handheld with back and foreground bokeh. Beautiful. He even offered to lend it to me for my trip to Oz. I had to decline. Between Timmy falling and his camera falling, I’d let the camera hit the pavement. He said he’d do the same. Nice guy.
A friend lent us his travel guidebook to Europe some years ago. We brought it along with us; and had an adventure that ended up with orange juice all over it. We told them we’d buy them a new one when they would go to Europe next. I got a text last week asking for it back – so I told wifey.
Wifey: Are they going to Europe again?
Me: No, the AC in their house is a little cold
Me: So they need the book back and they’re burning the pages for heat.
Me. Is. Terrible.