Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Pet

Sunday, 30th May 2010 - 11:15AM at Anna Salai, Chennai.

Chennai heat was sucking all our energy and water from our bodies. We were in the streets of Chennai on a mid-day inspite of knowing the intensity of summer, all just for one reason.

I was thinking about it for quite a long time, it got intensified after meeting Deepak at Yahoo!. It got more intensified when we decided to go for a photo-trip to Ooty sometime during August. Maybe it is a coincidence, last week Vijesh bought the same camera I was planning to buy and after feeling the cam I couldn't really resist it. Based on my study and few good suggestions from Deepak and Vijesh, I decided to go ahead with these two :$

1. Nikon D90

2. Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 VR II Lens

I had to postpone my purchase till sunday for the sake of 16-85mm lens and in the meantime I found a great read called "Complete Guide to the Nikon D90 - by Thom Hogan" via Deepak again. I spent my whole saturday reading this book and believe me it is a great resource for anyone buying a DSLR. It is not just a D90 guide, it gives you in-depth information on DSLRs, how each and every feature of the camera is designed and engineered. If you are planning to buy a DSLR sometime, do read Thom Hogan before jumping into the store.

Unlike a saree purchase, our purchase was quick and I had my D90 with the lens in my hand. Vijesh after getting approvals from his supervisor :-P, had the permission to buy a 50mm prime lens which is yet another great gadget for a photo-enthu.

With all the stuff loaded in our bags we roamed in Mount road for few hours simply waiting for a NRI to join for lunch. NRI Vijayaragavan enjoyed his weekend in Mahabalipuram and was happily returning in a AC car to meet us who were already like "Half-Grilled Chickens". Before we were fully grilled Vijay reached Spencers and we had a refreshing time there. Our cameras got a little work there and soon we were on our way back to home.

Note: I am still wondering why all US-returns prefer 3/4th pants and hawaii slippers. ;) Explanations appreciated.


Vijesh said...

and we decided to yap away as much time in the helmet shop with A.C. to avoid the heat outside.

Srihari said...

enjoy madi... have fun ...:-)

Abirami Rajendran said...

now, who told you saree shopping takes a lot of time? ;)

congrats on the buy! i know how excited it makes photography enthusiasts like you :-)

your friend showed me pages from that D90 guide. i really tried to ooh and aah convincingly.