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 janicecrozephotography.com.

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