Peer Pressure

SMC_Pentax-DFA_50mm_F28_MacroI bought a SMC Pentax-D FA 50mm F2.8 Macro lens today from Don’s Photo.  That isn’t that big of news.  What is news is that I don’t even like shooting macro photography.  I really had no interest in ever owning this lens.  I bought it because of peer pressure.

I don’t even know how it happened but in talking with Glen, I was adamant that I did not like taking macro photos and the next thing you know, it was brought up that this was a character deficiency and suggested that this would come back later in my life that because I don’t like taking macro photos, I would not be hired by CSIS.

The reason that I don’t want macro lenses in my life is Wendy.  I envision us being gone for a six hour hike and because Wendy is taking pictures of bugs and leaves and crap, we would not have left the parking lot by hour four.

So today, I still had no intention of buying the lens but after more peer pressure by colleagues, I bought the lens after I talked myself into it (I must really want a job with CSIS).

It’s not that I listened to everyone before.  I bought a great Pentax 10-17 fisheye lens last year against everyone’s advice who told me that I would never use it.  They were right, I never used it.  Of course last summer was not one of my best.  Hopefully I use both of them a little more in 2016.

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