While the rest of the world celebrates Queen Victoriaâ€™s birthday this weekend, we are celebrating Mark turning 14 at the cabin.
He has been saving up for a DLSR camera for months. Â When I upgraded my Pentax K-x, he thought I traded it in for a new camera. Â Instead I took it upstairs and have been saving it to give him for his birthday.
After having the cameraâ€™s sensor cleaned, I bought him a new 16 GB memory card and cleaned all of the lens up perfectly (if you donâ€™t have a Lens Pen, you are doing it all wrong). Â
Wendy and I had bought him aÂ a new Roots sling camera bagÂ and placed the camera in along with some of my older lenses. Â Along with the camera, I gave him this 18-55mm lens that came with the camera, a really sharp manual 50mm lens,Â a Pentax 100-300 lens, and a Takumar-F 28-80mm manual lens (that to be honest, really sucks) but it will give him a macro to play with. Â I have an older Sigma 70-210 lens that I may give him as well but I am awaiting a replacement for it. Â Until then he can borrow it.
To celebrate his birthday we are heading north from the cabin for a long nature walk along the shores of Last Mountain Lake where we will hopefully get some shots of some birds and someone can test out his new camera. Â I expect you will see some photos of the day as soon as we get back into the city.
Mark blogs about his birthday here.