Last Year Loot Breakdown


I’ve been meaning to write some review entries of sort for my new toys (cough, GAS, cough) but I haven’t really tried on some of them. Before I go on with reviewing one of them, let me just break down the things that I’ve gotten late last year:

  • AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • SB-600 Flash
  • Panasonic Lumix FS-7 Compact Digital Camera
  • Yashica-A TLR
  • Diana 120-format Toy Camera (Hong Kong-made)
  • Konica C35 Automatic Rangefinder
  • Canon Canoscan 4400F
  • Konica Big Mini – 302
  • 1x 8GB SD card
  • 2x 16GB SDHD card
  • Lots of film

My boyfriend has spoiled me late last year by getting me the Yashica, Diana, the two Konica and the flatbed/film scanner. It is actually really nice to know that someone that I care the most share my passion in photography. And I really love him for getting me these toys even if I told him that I will pay for them. Earlier I got him a chrome Canon AE-1 with 50mm f/1.8 FD lens as a gift for $45. Bargain!

I have also bought myself an 8GB SD card and it included a portable SD card reader. My mother was kind enough to grab me the two 16GB SDHD card during the boxing week.

My biggest spend was obviously my digital gear. I have shifted to using 18-105mm lens since it’s been difficult for me to switch from my kit to my telephoto lens when I’m shooting. It’s been a good performing camera so far, though the AF tends to be a bit slow. It made my D40 really heavy though, but I’m getting used to the extra weight now.

I haven’t tried my toys except for the digital once. Hopefully once I find the time to make a test roll, I’ll be able to do some reviews soon. I’m down to the last frame on my Yashica-A; my boyfriend was more excited that he asked me if he could do the test roll himself.