Getting older

I work up this morning to the cold hard reality that I am a year older and not necessarily a year wiser.  Of course I was awoken early because Wendy, Mark, and Oliver all wanted to give me a birthday gift before the boys went off to school.

Wendy gave me a new Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Autofocus Lens for my DSLR.

Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Pentax DSLRs

Mark gave me a new carbon fibre travel tripod which I have wanted to a long time.  It will be the tripod I take with me on our hike to Grey Owl’s Cabin in a few months.

AmazonBasics Carbon Fibre Travel Tripod

I have wanted a carbon fibre travel tripod for a while but the cost has always stopped me out.  This is an exact copy of the Sirui T-025x travel tripod which is three times the cost.  Amazon must be getting unbranded ones from the same factory.  Bad for Sirui, good for me.

I also was given an AmazonBasics camera bag by Oliver because with some lens acquisitions lately, my bag is overflowing with gear.

AmazonBasics DLSR camera bag

I’ll have to see how it stands up but the price on this bag is amazing.

Oliver also gave me a Bo Jackson football card that I have wanted since it came out in 1990.

Bo Jackson Score Football Card

I’ll get a protective case for it today keep it with my small collection of meaningful to me but otherwise worthless collector cards.

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