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2009/66: B&H Souvenir

Look what my sweet hubby brought me back from B&H!! Actually… he went to the store, bought it, and had it shipped because there was no way he could have squeezed it into his laptop bag on the flight home.
I was shocked!!! I expected him to bring me back a bottle of B&H brand lens cleaner, but then he asked about the remote. Then a day or two before he flew to NYC, he asked about the lens! Of course I felt guilty and told him not to get it. It can wait and I’ll save up some more for it. Yeah. Stoopid me!! I know that’s not how you spell it! I regretted it as soon as I said it, but still. It’s a LOT of money. But then I thought… maybe a different (cheaper) lens? So off I went to the B&H website to browse…. found three that I was considering, but was going to do some research first, to see how good they were. I told Greg and he said, just get the one you want. (I swear I don’t know what’s gotten into him lately.. first the camera for my birthday, then flowers “just because”, and now the lens, but I’m NOT complaining!! He was even going to get the remote, too, but then he decided to get the extended warranty instead)
I got to wait ALL DAY for the lens to arrive! I think the UPS man hates me, because he didn’t come until about 6:20 pm (and then would have just left the box on my front porch and walked away without the required signature if I hadn’t opened the door!!). When I was waiting for my camera to come, it didn’t arrive until about 6:40pm! Other days… when I’m NOT expecting a package, I see the UPS truck zipping past our house at 9am!
So here’s my souvenir. And just in time for Sara’s first soccer game of the season tomorrow!


17 responses

  1. You’re going to love it! Any questions, just ask. It’s my favorite lens.

    6. March, 2009 at 19:26

  2. just great – I can’t wait to see what you capture with that!

    Thank you for the message on the Gilly post. And I hope you have many happy memories of your dad to help you celebrate his memory and his life.

    7. March, 2009 at 05:02

  3. dalia

    omg!! whatever you have been feeding him…dont stop!!!!
    that is an awesome lens!!!(shhhh I so wish they had a canon equivalent) hurray for you!!!

    7. March, 2009 at 06:18

  4. First, lucky, lucky you. Congrats on the news lens. You’ll have a ball with it! New lenses are such fun!

    Second, you must be my neighbor, because my UPS guy never gets here until after 6:00 either. Always makes for a long wait.

    7. March, 2009 at 07:21

  5. plainmama

    WOW Greg is really on a roll! I can’t wait to see pics. Am I seeing that right an 18-200mm? If so, THAT is some range!

    7. March, 2009 at 07:43

  6. Yes, it’s the Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR II
    Next lens will be a fisheye…SOME day! I’m in no big hurry with this one.

    7. March, 2009 at 08:00

  7. kristiehavyer

    wow! Good job HUBBY! Congratulations cant wait for the pics

    7. March, 2009 at 08:18

  8. It is very rare that you can say this about us men but, HE DID THE RIGHT THING!!!! Now that is one decent fellow.

    7. March, 2009 at 08:31

  9. doreen3boys

    Holy @#$@#, that’s awesome! You spoiled, spoiled girl. Did you guys hit the lottery? lol! Or maybe he was feeling guilty for the wii. Whatever the case, have fun!!! That’s one awesome range!

    7. March, 2009 at 09:38

  10. dalia….Canon does have a version of this. It’s fairly new being released last fall. Sigma has one for both Canon and Nikon, too.

    7. March, 2009 at 09:46

  11. awesome!!!!! hope you were good to greg last night (wink)(wink)….

    congrats… I too would love 1 lens with that range… you go girl!

    7. March, 2009 at 09:47

  12. dalia

    Scott—thanks for the info! I am going to look it up!

    7. March, 2009 at 10:40

  13. Congrats on the new lens, your so lucky! I can’t wait to see your pictures with it too.

    7. March, 2009 at 14:13

  14. DH

    Well I do/did have ulterior motives. 1st her old camera was past that number of shots before the average shutter, or something can go out. 2nd I did purchase a wii so this offsets that. 3rd since the lens, filter and warranty was much higher in cost than the wii she can’t complain when I buy new wii/computer games this year.

    7. March, 2009 at 16:48

  15. I can complain whenever I want!!! 😛

    And Cheryl, he certainly won’t be getting any NOW, since he did it for himself! Typical. I knew he was up to something when he insisted on that lens, but I thought he had a $2000 computer for himself in mind.
    I wish we won the lottery… but it was Greg’s bonus, and we got our income tax return, too.

    7. March, 2009 at 16:52

  16. You are going to love your 18-200! It’s the one lens I keep on my D300 body almost all the time. If I had to take just two lenses on a jaunt, it would be my 105 macro and the 18-200. Great lens!


    7. March, 2009 at 22:01

  17. Becky

    Super jealous over here! Just saw the pics from your DD’s soccer game and it looks like an awesome lens.
    The Canon version has been on my list for awhile, then off, now it’s going back on again 🙂
    Hopefully it looks as good as your Nikon.

    8. March, 2009 at 17:11

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