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After work Saturday afternoon, Nic said he had something for me in the car.

He hands me this paper grocery bag with something in it and says "here". I look in and go "WTF is that??" and hand it back, because I am so shocked at it. Inside was a Nikon D80 camera body. That shit is expensive, yo. He says that if I want, he can take it back (Uh, no!), but if i want it I have to sell my Canon Rebel XT and my two lenses and other accouterments to offset the price of the body. That's fine and fair, since he has a bazillion lenses for Nikon and has been trying to convert me for some time. I've not had enough money to even think about buying a new camera, though I've wanted to. And yes, i wanted to switch to Nikon because of the fact that he does have a lot of lenses and he knows Nikon much better than Canon. And even though the camera is used, it looks brand spanking new.

So, my boyfriend is, yet again, awesome.

I am still a little sad though. That little Canon was my only source of happiness during a very dark time. It was the one thing worth value that I didn't sell - wouldn't sell - even though i was pretty broke. I sold everything else I could really, but my camera and my (now dead) Mini were off limits. I bought that Canon right at the apex of my financial stability - the first kind of expensive gift I gave myself, even though i could have spent that money on more responsible things - and had i known that a month later my relationship would deteriorate to the point where that money was desperately needed, I wouldn't have bought it and i'd still be taking shitty pictures with my little Kodak 5 megapixel camera. My Canon and I have a STORY, and it's a beloved object, so i am sad to see it go.

I'm sure I'll love my Nikon, but maybe not as much, just for purely sentimental reasons.

on 2010-08-16 11:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] greylock.livejournal.com
I'm sure I'll love my Nikon, but maybe not as much, just for purely sentimental reasons.

Then don't sell it.

on 2010-08-17 03:32 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dark-phoenix54.livejournal.com
But this Nikon will also have a story in awhile, a story of a happier time!

on 2010-08-18 05:51 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] darklyobscure.livejournal.com
I'm a camera newb. If it is just the body does that mean you can't take pictures with it since it doesn't have a lens? If I bought a camera would they only sell me the body and then "tack on" the lenses? And oh yeah, Nic is great still.

Sell the Canon and start on your new life with Nic instead of holding on to the past with the Canon. Congratulate yourself on having amazing willpower and not selling it when desperate but having the courage to sell it when it is time to move on.

Maybe you could make a scrapbook of you and the Canon with pics taken by the Nikon?

on 2010-08-18 05:57 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] greycat.livejournal.com
You are correct. No lens = no taking pictures. The body is sometimes the least expensive part of your equipment, as my Canon is now - the lenses are almost equal value to the body.

Yes, Nic is still great. ;)

I will sell the Canon and the scrapbook idea sounds super cute. ;)

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