What Else I want

You know, it’s not just about getting things. Though, things are what I sometimes want, I’d lots rather have peace of mind. I guess you don’t speculate as a business owner and expect a lot of peace of mind. For what you sacrifice in peace you receive multiplied in excitement! It is exciting charting your own course through unknown waters. Who knows when the next maelstrom or iceberg will appear off the bow? And who knows when we’ll reach the Spice Islands! I just want some good camera gear when I get there.

I Like These, Too

 

Just more equipment to add to the burgeoning list of stuff I want. Currently, I own more film/analog equipment than I should, though not enough to call a “collection.” Planning on making the switch entirely away from film, as soon as my therapist can pry my Mamiya RB67 (with Polaroid back) from my grip.

 

The orbis Flash (sic)

Why fail to capitalize the initial “o” of the name, “orbis”? I don’t know, especially when the device actually looks a lot like a big “O.” However, the gizmo is a bit ‘spensive$200the cost of the flash (if it’s the LP180) that goes in it. Still, the heart wants what the heart wants…

 

PocketWizard PlusX (a pair of them)

I really don’t give a carp where they come from—Adorama is fine, but so are B&H and Amazon. The cool part is, these remain compatible with later models. It’s part of the manufacturer’s desire to keep things consistent. This is definitely on the “want” end of the spectrum rather than the “need” end. A 16′ cord’ll do the same thing for 190 bucks less, as long as your flash is within 16′ of the camera.

Stuff I Want

This is nothing more than a wish list. I really don’t care who sees it, but certain people should, at least. I’ll link to each item with a brief description.

 

Fuji X100S

This little camera has it all, and the link is to an e-tailer that I trust, $250 cheaper than B&H or Amazon.

 

LumoPro LP 180 Flash

Probably should be at the top of the list, since it’s the one thing that would improve my photo quality without breaking the bank. Off camera flash (which ISN’T the billion year old Vivitar 283 that came with a Canon AE-1P I got from ebay).

 

Standard OCF Jump Starter Kit

Basically, everything else I would need for making decent photos with an off-camera flash. This really should be #2 on the list, even above the new camera, because, hey–it’s really not about the camera, anyway.

 

For this particular list of wants, I used David Hobby’s blog as the sole resource for information. David provides his exhaustive instruction for free and not just as a teaser to get you to buy his book (if he even has a book). Hobby’s use of light is excellent, his photos are striking, and his techniques are worth emulating.