Remember my goals? Well, one of them was to purchase a lot of gear this year. I have been happily renting gear for the past two years, and it has worked out really well for me. I am able to use top of the line equipment and not drain my account. However, as I am sure everyone would agree, once you have rented for quite some time there comes a point when it truly is time to invest in your own stuff. For me, that is this year. There will be a lot more welcome to the family posts in the future!
Here is what I bought this time: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens, Canon Speedlite 580EX II, Oden AC-1320 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with BA-1 Ball Head, and an Impact Air Cushioned Heavy Duty Light Stand, Black – 13′ (4m).
I didn’t photograph the light stand or tripod. They basically look the same anyhow.
Im really excited about the flash because I get to learn more about it. Another one of my goals is implementing off camera lighting and this is one step in that direction!
And this thing is awesome. Combined with the tripod, ladies your ring shots are going to be bangin! Woop!
My next purchase I am super pumped about. Just a couple weeks now! Anyone else purchasing equipment? What did ya get?