I Almost Bought a Lens...
That’s right, almost.
We managed to have a night off from running chickadees to various ECAs (extra-curricular activities), and I jumped on the chance to drag the wiz to Henrys to peruse their lenses.
Particularly the CANON EF 28-135MM/3.5-5.6 IS USM and the CANON EF 24-105MM F4 L IS USM LENS
For a moment, ignore the fact that there’s a $600 difference between the lenses. This is going to be my *everyday* lens. The one I reach for like a best friend, whenever things get tough. The one that’s going to be taking atleast 75% of all my photos. I can *justify* an extra $600, just give me enough time and incentive.
In fact, I was almost 100% convinced to go with the 24-105, and asked Brian (the smart photo guy behind the counter) to get me the real lens, in the box, so I could bond. Alas, they were out of stock. WHAT!?!?!? Henrys was out of stock on what could arguably be one of the most popular lenses for Canon? WHAT!?!?!?!? 5 days to get one in? In this day and age when I can have something FedEx’d overnight, they stuck with 5 days? Do you know what could happen in 5 days?? I could find another lens. How about an option to have something not in stock FedEd’d to the customer’s house?
Sigh. Alas, no sale was made. In fact, I’m now reconsidering everything. I might go back to the 28-135. In fact, if it’s going to be my everyday lens, and is going to take the most beatings and wear and tear, maybe I don’t want that for a $1200 lens. See - I can justify just about anything. And where to buy it? Maybe Craigslist.
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