A nice suggestion from Stephen Hipperson to try the Buzzard from my previous posting in B&W – so here it is.And as my back struggles on my day to day gear is gathering dust.Note the 800mm F5.6 with camo cover, the newly serviced 100-400 zoom, the 70-200 F4 and 5 camera bags. Some people can never have enough handbags (attributed by me to Edina Monsoon and Margaret Thatcher) and a photographer can never have enough camera bags. (Roughly, in the interests of blogging harmony please note, both are gender neutral). The front 2 are the preferred choices currently and contain macro lenses, flash guns, cable release, extenders, extension tubes, dust blowers, lens wipes, diffusers, waterproof jacket (for camera not me) and a few other essentials that no self-respecting ‘tog would leave home without. Top left you see a rather odd grey cloth thing. When we flew to Ushuaia via Doha and Buenos Aires we were given lots of useful things like sleeper suits, wash-bags etc and whilst I invariably threw the contents away I kept the little cloth bags for putting camera things in – batteries mainly but also the odd charger. Jolly useful I thought and a great marketing gimmick by the Qatar Airways.
I think if Eeyore were around today he would put camera things in little grey bags, not burst balloons in honeypots. Perhaps I shall try to update A.A.’s stories sometime. I’m sure Christopher Robin would be a Nikon guy and Eeyore, as he is so miserable, would surely be a Canon user like me, ever more depressed about service quality. Piglet would use a Japanese micro 4/3 of some description, Tigger would have a Go-Pro strapped to his head and Owl would be a Hasselblad man or possibly a Leica. I can see this idea has legs. I wonder if I should copyright it now? Winnie the Poohlaroid I shall call it.