Guess what I found!

by Janice

I have been procrastinating. (I know – a very common theme in my busy life.) But this time it paid off!

You see, I have been wanting to buy a Canon EF 50mm 1.4 lens ever since I bought my Canon 40D. I have been planning to do it for months. I look it up online, drool, long, and then decide, yes, I will buy it. But then, for some reason, I don’t actually do it. I suppose the reason I never get around to actually clicking “check out” is a mixture of cost and getting distracted by something.

A few nights ago, my friend and I were talking on the phone about cameras. He was asking how I liked my Canon 40D and considering moving from his Rebel to the 40D.

I told him that I was planning on buying the Canon EF 50mm 1.4 and while I was talking to him I browsed sites trying to decide which site to purchase from. But it was late at night, so when I hung up the phone, I decided to buy it in the morning. (Yes – more procrastination.)

But, apparently there was a reason I kept not actually buying that lens.

Yesterday, when sorting through a bunch of my Mom’s stuff, I found my Dad’s Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens. (When my father died several years ago, I inherited one of his Canon SLR’s and my brother received the other one.)

While I still want to get the 1.4 one day, I am content inheriting his 1.8.

I love using my Dad’s Canon SLR. I love the irony that after a childhood of complaining that my Dad took too many pictures, I have actually become even more obsessed with photography than he was! (Now, it is my husband and my son telling me I take too many photos.)

But since I am using a Digital SLR now, my Dad’s Canon sits collecting dust. With this lens, it feels like I am slipping a little bit of the past into my present.

So, what do you think? Don’t you just love that yummy blur? (And Olivia is pretty sweet too!)


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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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