r.i.p. or object of my affection.

I got bad news today at the camera shop. My poor 15-55 lens is dead. It started acting funny a few weeks ago and today we finally took her in for a look see. The guy told me that he sees the same problem in that lens all the time...so if I bought a replacement that was the same...it would probably happen again. And the cost to fix it is about as much for a whole new lens...that would just break again. Bummer. He did recommend the 18-200...which I have immediately fallen in love with. The only let down is that it costs about $425...not exactly an amount we can just go out and spend.
So I started thinking...$425 is only...
39 burp cloths or...
29 5 by 7 silhouettes or...
17 dresses or...
16 pillows or...
13 blankets.

I better get sewing.

The only thing saving my sanity...and keeping me in photos are the Mother's day gifts Doug got me...
This super spunky tote AND the 55-200 lens...which means I can still take photos...I just can't get too close. :)

So...back to that sewing...

xo
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12 comments:

number17cherrytreelane said...

GOOD perspective! You can do it!

Pamela said...

I LOVE the dream pillow! So cute!!!

Sara Luke said...

I know NOTHING about Nikon's, but $425 seems really low for a decent lens! Though a good deal doesn't make the money magically appear in your pocket! :)

Are there any good prime lenses for Nikons? I rarely have anything but a prime on my camera and there's one through canon that is only $90 . . . and for the price it's surprisingly good. There's obviously no zoom, but that increases the picture quality (and usually increases the max apeture) by A LOT.

Molly said...

Sorry about your lens, hope you get the other one soon!!! Happy sewing and good day!!
~Molly P

Margaret said...

Your tote is very cute.

I have the 18-200 lens and love it. The way you sell I am sure you will have one in no time.

Melissa said...

oh no...i have that lens... i just bought it last week..i hope mine doesn't break!!! hehe
where did you find that picture of that tote?? i've searched online and can't find it but i really like it... or can you tell me the name of it so i can search it.
thanks so much

meg duerksen said...

hey crystal.
i have a 28-105 lens. it's about half of the cost and i love it. i take every single picture with it.
just a thought...
half the work. :)

forever folding laundry said...

I have an 18-200 lens as well and love it! Ours was recently in the shop for two months and I was dying to have it back. (I have a Nikon camera & we got a Quantaray lens - less expensive than the Nikkor lens. It has a 5 year warranty so when it broke it was under warranty and they replaced it for free.)

Good luck!

~Keri

BlueJShop said...

Get to work, girl! :)

Michelle said...

bummer

Crystal said...

Your stuff is adorable, you will get there!

TheHarughtys said...

Thanks to JOY'S HOPE you should sell a ton!!! I love your work.

Super sweet silhouettes.

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