It's still hot in this part of the country. Also, officially the "ber" month has just began.
This afternoon, me, my boss and a couple more staff from our Section went to Quiapo to buy a new DSLR camera and some equipment for our AV room (amps, home theater, woofers, etc.) I was there as a tag-along (I wanted to canvass a new lens for my camera). We've lost our D70s during a recent trip in Pampanga (culprits broke into our parked vehicle) so we needed a new one.
My two colleagues have always been a Nikon fanatics so way before we got to Quiapo, I knew what they're going to buy. I had been debating with them about Canon and Olympus but one of them said, "You're not a photographer if you're not using a Nikon!" I said to myself, duh...where did that idea come from? My officemates are men. Men with coconuts in their heads :-) (I am not trying to insinuate any gender bias here, just trying to make a valid point).
Our budget was tight so we're left with these choices: to buy 1 Nikon D80 kit + 18-200mm lens or buy 2 Nikon D40x kits. Well, most of you would probably go for the obvious choice right? Come on... a D80 versus a D40x?
My boss opted to go for the latter. She says, it's more practical. Besides, the more the merrier. We have designated photographers in the office (ahem, I am not included, I am just one of the pretending-to-be-one) so the boss said, everyone will have a camera ready to use in case we needed to document two separate events on the same dates. How ingenious.