I went to 1U with Zoe yesterday to get a new digicam. I figured I would be better off getting a dSLR this time, despite the bulkiness. Correct that – it is because of the bulkiness. It would be really hard to lose a dSLR and the neck strap offers some level of protection against water hazards – I dropped a digicam into a waterfall last year.
I got the Sony a350 package with a double zoom lens kit – DT18-70mm F3.5-5.6 / DT55-200 mm F4-5.6. No, I don’t know what the numbers mean either. ;)
The salesperson also offered a Sony bag for RM 160 or a Sony bag + extra battery for RM 350, of which I took the latter. He then proceeded to go on about screen protectors:
Sales guy: The Sony alpha LCD can be easily scratched. You should probably get a screen protector for it.
HB: You’re trying to sell me more stuff right? Is this your third pitch now?
Sales guy: Er…well we can give you a discount…
Sales girl (interjecting): No, we’ll give it to you for free.
Sales guy: She’s such a nice person.
HB: Yes, she is. Thank you. :)
It cost me about RM 3,800 for everything. I am officially broke for the entire month of January. The first shot of Zoe above is the first ever shot by the sixthseal.com Sony alpha 350.
This is the second. Heh!
Props to Suanie for your generous offer to teman me when I was down.
Cheers Eiling for driving 45 minutes down to teman me.
Thanks Zoe for teman-ing me!
You three get an unlimited lifetime voucher redeemable 5 times, anytime, anywhere, anything (within reason – terms and conditions apply). ;)
P/S – Zoe, your heart will not stop beating unless you have a cardiac arrest. It’s really painful when that happens so you won’t be able to talk. The medulla oblongata ensures that our hearts (and breathing) is regulated automagically. ;)