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

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?
 

wt21

Hall of Famer
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.
 

ajramirez

Hall of Famer
Jul 9, 2010
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Antonio
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.
 

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
 

S Noel

All-Pro
Oct 5, 2010
Casey County, KY (Liberty)
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"! :)
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
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:
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
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 :)
 

Alf

Top Veteran
Oct 11, 2010
Northeastern Tuscany
And I'm with BB on the matter of your absence from forums. I miss reading about your weekend jaunts, and seeing the photographs :)

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

Sent from my RM-825_eu_italy_232 using Board Express
 

Briar

All-Pro
Oct 27, 2010
Scotland
Karen
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.
 
Sep 8, 2010
London UK
Andy
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.
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
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:
 

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