Unidentified day last week:
Of course I need my own camera. I have been blogging for a year now and it’ a complete madness I have no camera to my name. So what if our photographers (two to be precise) have 3 camera bodies and so many lenses between them they could open a shop? I need my own gear.
Unidentified following day last week:
I consult @behindtheseventhdoor and he tells me to check X, Y and Z cameras but what I really want him to say is – buy Olympus Pen! I mean, how stylish does it look? (I didn’t tell him that). He says he will check Olympus and come back to me.
An hour later:
Yes, @behindtheseventhdoor approves! He thinks I also need another lens. Apparently 14-42 mm that comes with the camera is not enough. I need 40-150 mm. He elaborates but frankly my mind has already wandered off in the direction of stylish camera cases. He sends me an email later saying “40-150 mm- bokah effect”. Now we’re talking.
I rock up to John Lewis. I got the camera and I need another lens. They may not have that particular Olympus one but “it’s ok- I say- any 3/4 lens will do”. Didn’t I tell you I’m an expert on lenses now? The sales assistant nods, perhaps they will have a Panasonic one.
15 minutes later:
He found the Olympus one I was after. Only, eeek! it’s over a grand! I can spend a grand on a handbag but a lens? Yes, I do remember @behindtheseventhdoor telling me that buying lenses is a costly business but I paid little attention because at that precise moment I found a leather camera case online.
5 minutes later:
No way I’m paying a grand. I consult @beindtheseventhdoor again and he says Jessops sells a cheaper version of 40-150 mm. I’m off to Jessops.
I didn’t manage to unpack the camera yesterday on account of it being a Friday night so I get up early today, excited. Time to play.
Ok, I’ve had a look at it. There are lots of cables here. What are they for? I’m sure I’ll figure it out soon. I can’t turn it on. Ok, let’s leave it for a minute when I scroll through my entire Instagram feed.
It dawns on me I may need to charge the battery and congratulate myself on my good sense. The camera itself is beautiful, light and stylish. I just need to figure out how to use all the features the camera comes with. All I need to do is to install the software.
Ok, that’s not happening. Why is it not installing??? Is something wrong with the disc? I may have to skip that until The French gets up.
The sofa looks like a bomb site. Where is the flash? Ah, here it is, under the cables. I need to be careful not to sit on the lens.
I managed to fit the lens but I can’s take it off now! The whole thing is certainly not as easy as I was led to believe. I’m gonna have to take a step back. Let’s have another coffee. At this rate, this post is going up tomorrow.
@behindtheseventhdoor tells me I need to read the manual first. Hahahaha, as if I haven’t thought of that. Oh, here it is. That looks a bit complicated. Where’s the Polish version?
I should have read the manual first.
The photo had not been taken on my new Olympus Pen because I haven’t managed to figure it out yet.