Canon 7D

Yesterday, the most exciting box that’s ever come to the Nerd Nest arrived. It contained Canon 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, camera bag, 580ex flash, flash umbrella and stand, various filters for the lenses, and wireless remote triggers for the flash. All of that is camera speak for excited. We scored it all on eBay and got an AMAZING deal.

Here’s the story: I’ve wanted a motorcycle since high school. And this year, I finally saved up enough for it from doing crazy amounts of coding side jobs. Staying up all night staring at a computer screen fixing ridiculously complex issues sorts of side jobs. And when I got the amount together, I talked myself out of the motorcycle. (Guys, motorcycle insurance is expensive!) I decided to go for something I’ll use a lot more and the whole family can enjoy: an epic camera.

I do not misuse the word epic here.

Canon 7D and Jake

I didn’t have much time to play with it, which was disappointing, but there will be beautiful photos coming your way soon. For now, I’m spending some quality time with the camera manual.

P.S. Megan is afraid of it. She’s clumsy.