When I first laid my eyes on her, I stared as a starving man would have gazed at a bowl of rice. She was beyond beautiful, wearing all black. 24mp APSC sensor and full manual video control. The best EVF I had ever seen. The inevitable had to happen, I pulled my credit card and ordered one. There were problems. Thailand floods. Sleepless nights. Back order status updates. But when she finally arrived, everything was perfect. More after the break
Almost. I was willing to take risks with this stunning beauty, she was accustomed to having a powerful effect on man and women. I took her everywhere, even gaffa taped her for protection. Photographers looked thunderstruck as they recognized the Tri Navi controls. Certain men and women approached and asked for permission to touch her. She was everything I ever wished for.
Until I laid my eyes on her. “Perfection” I said quietly to myself, is not everything. I once had a dream about the ideal street companion. And there she was, right in front of my eyes. I had to blink and look away. And when I dared to look at her again she looked even more beautiful then I remembered. Exquisitely shaped body, and the 35mm 1.4 wasn’t too shabby either.
Destroying perfection with beauty and passion. I pulled my credit card and ordered one. There were problems, real problems this time, like auto focus, aperture chatter and no proper raw support. Sleepless nights, again. Nightmares. One morning after coffee, I have had enough and sent her back, just like that. Peace, at last. No more nightmares. But it was not the end as I had hoped.
I missed her and recalled the images we had produced together. Stunning files. One morning after coffee, I pulled out my credit card and placed another order. When UPS rang my bell a couple of days later I didn’t recall putting one foot in front of the other as I rushed to the door.
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