I’m now an addict. And the worst part of it all, it was all due to my dad.
*flashback* Today I ventured to the last day of Photoworld 2007, which is really just another name for “Geeky Casino” as photographers and videographers from all walks of life converge to spend money on camera, camera equipment, accessories and a bunch of other things that I now realize I don’t need but felt like I needed them when I was there.
So I decided to the new stuff to my dad. He did a once over at my new set of toys, cleared his throat and stood up. “Follow me” he said. So I tagged along, outside the door and up the stairs to the library where he keeps most of his past trinkets. He opened a drawer and pulled out a blue tupperware and I gasped when he opened it:
My jaw dropped as dad started talking; “Cokin makes the best filters and I kept all of them because I thought I’d find a use for them in the future. It’s good that you like photography.”
The filters didn’t fit my holder but I’m sure there’s a workaround for this – so in the meantime I used my hands. If anyone knows how I can attach these old filters to my lens adapter without having to hold it up, please leave a comment and I’ll be very grateful!
UPDATE: Thanks Charo for pointing out that the P series I have can be made to work with my dad’s A series using an adapter.
And if that’s not enough, my dad gave me colors for my flash too!
Love you, dad.
9 replies on “I’m Addicted to Cokin”
geez, why is it that my dad doesn’t even let me TOUCH his photography stuff? 🙁 you lucky duck you!
Colors for the flash … WOW! 🙂 I always liked the star series. Do you know have the split field?
nope i dont think i have the split field one!
Aewsome. I so want to hate you right now because of envy.
dont hate me. lets shoot 🙂
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