For a while (and a POLL: which hardware next?)

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Alf, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Soo, it's been a while indeed I've been away.

    I left town sometimes,
    Barcelona di alfrjw, su Flickr

    I met friends,
    Oscar di alfrjw, su Flickr

    I ate a lot of delicious things,
    EPL38419.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    I explored the Tuscan heat,
    Inside di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Met friendly strangers,
    Happy di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Enjoyed music,
    _PL39013.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    All the while in quite enjoyable company.
    _PL39259.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    In a few weeks I'm going to jump on the plane eastbound to Lanka, should I buy some new toys?
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  2. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    Unless you've hit a limitation or need inspiration from some new gear (it can happen!) then I would vote "buy nothing"

    EXCEPT -- if you don't have a super-wide angle lens, then the 9-18 is a nice pick-up.
  3. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    I'm with WT21 on this one. I've seen many of your photos, and you seem to be doing extremely well with the gear you have. Do get the 9-18 if you don't have a super-wide. It's a terrific lens.
  4. ivoire

    ivoire All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    I vote "nothing"..... your images look good so spend the money on enjoying the trip ie do something you normally wouldn't.
  5. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Barcelona is a stunner - the only thing I'd want is to straighten the verticals

    not fond of the last one so much - could be the processing - & that is a matter of personal taste

    I vote nothing as I don't see the point
  6. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    If it ain't broken, why fix it?
    But, if you can afford it, and want it, then why not? Other than the extra weight, which I'm "sure" your very pleasant company, would be so pleased to share the "over load"! :smile:
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    You've been missed, Alf!

    I dare not comment on the new toys department.

    Bon voyage and don't be such a stranger upon your return!:flowers_2:
  8. I'm with WT and Antonio, that extra wide could be excellent for travel. I voted for the 9-18mm.

    And I'm with BB on the matter of your absence from forums. I miss reading about your weekend jaunts, and seeing the photographs :)
  9. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany

    I spent an year and a half being worried and working on it, and forcing myself to be with humans as a therapy, as it's not natural to me.
    This cut both in the photography and writing time - I prefer to describe sights and insights, and share solutions instead of problems.
    But you know, human worry is limited in both time and depth - and you get bored of it and begin to move on.
    There is more or less where I'm found now, so expect pics in the future, and words.

    Thank you all

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  10. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Hmmm what to buy, what to buy, what to buy? Tough one. I'm thinking if you have to ask then you don't really have your heart set on anything at the minute. Best wait till your heart cries out for something new. Until then go out and shoot beautiful images of your wonderful Italy. You may tire of your camera but for us, we can never tire of the images and the stories you have to tell.

    Welcome back Alf.
  11. I voted for the 9-18mm as the camera you have is a good one and it's better to invest in decent glass then when you have all the glass you want then go to a new body.

    Great images by the way.
  12. Oh dear, I *am* sorry to hear that. Do hope you are on top of all that now :)
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Alf, I'm glad you're getting back into the creative "saddle" again. I know when times are rough, one's creativity can suffer from neglect and that it is not often a real choice. However, you're on the way back and I think your travel photos and your writing are really wonderful and whether you travel locally or afar, I know I'm going to enjoy your work - and no doubt about it that you'll enjoy it too.

    Looking forward to seeing more of and from you, Alf.:friends:
  14. Alf

    Alf Top Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany

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