Last year, I justified the purchase of a Nikon D50 digital SLR. I play photographer for the Alpharetta High School band and wanted/needed a good camera. Of course, I couldn’t just get the camera. I had to have a tripod and a zoom lens and extra SD cards and ……..
Well, a couple of months ago, I was taking pictures at the Band’s annual banquet. It was nearby at the Alpharetta Marriott. Seems though I left my tripod there and. Well, I think I did. Although, I did remember lending my tripod to someone. Well, either way, it’s gone. It was a Manfrotto with the pistol grip. OK, note to self, don’t leave the tripod anywhere and NEVER lend anything to anyone.
So, this weekend I bought a replacement tripod (same one), a new pistol grip AND a new backpack that can hold EVERYTHING, including my video camera, the tripod, my laptop and ever accessory I have. I bought the Lowepro Super Trekker AW II. Last night I put the thing on my back and came up to show the family. LAUGHS. I look like a Sherpa. They can laugh. But, I’m not going to lose good gear anymore.