My camera has returned from its first ever cleaning. And except for one stubborn bit of dirt the sensor appears to be much cleaner than it was. And at a cost of $60 Im happy with that.
I can cope with one bit of dirt that clings on 🙂
And in an attempt to ensure that my sensor stays much cleaner, today I invested in a new camera bag. I was going to get a Lowepro CompTrekker AW but they are discontinued!
But the nice man at the shop pointed me in the direction of the MicroTrekker – which was on SPECIAL for $169!
– its the same height as my current bag
– it fits in all my gear with room for expansion
– it has loops/pouch for a tripod which my old bag didnt
– its got a roomy pocket in the front for stuff
– its green/black and quite smart (and is now minus the logo on the back)
In converstation, I mentioned I had intentions of getting a 100-400mm (so making sure it would fit in the bag) and it was noted that they had a second hand 1.4x converter for a very good price. I knew that, I had seen it on the website.
But someone made a mistake on the price in the shop, it was $50 cheaper than the online price ($449) So I agonised over it for a while, but if I got the extender then I still get good use out of my 70-200, and I might not be able to afford the 100-400 for a while……
So yes I bought it as well. And am taking money out of my holiday account to pay for it. So will be eating a lot of toast for the next little while…….