Project 365 Photo a day: 365/264 – The Law of Attraction…..

My New Canon EFS 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens
My New Canon EFS 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

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By now I should know exactly how the Law of Attraction work. Ha ha ha…. Let me explain.

For a while I was dreaming of upgrading from my Canon 500D to a Canon 7D. Then one day while I was taking photo’s of my friends kids my 500D started giving problems it did not want to focus and if press the shutter button nothing happened. I switched off the camera and then it worked again for a few photo’s then the same story. At that stage I was broke and could not afford a new camera. So I kept quiet and prayed very hard before each photo shoot that my camera would not break on me. I missed a few shots but luckily I take hundreds of photo’s with each shoot. I started looking at camera prices and made a plan to upgrade.  I believe that my equipment must be trusted because I am capturing other peoples memories and can not afford to miss a photo due to a camera not wanting to focus.

Then I started looking at other lenses but I am full of ….. (how can I put it in a polite way) Oh just say I want what I want and nothing else will be good enough. I love my 18-200mm lens and I looked at the pricing every now and then hoping for a bargain. After my lens went in for a service in February 2011 it was not the same. It still gave me awesome shots, but it was very grainy and not sharp at all. Thank goodness for good editing software I could fix that problem.  A few weeks back I did a bridal shoot and my lens started making weird noises and I prayed that the lens would just hold till my last wedding for the season is finished. I did my three weddings and sometimes I had to put the lens on manual focus to get it to focus and then took the photo. My lens never let me down only gave me a tad more work and little stress but I still captured some awesome photo’s.

On Saturday my last wedding for 2012 my lens decided it wanted to retire and my 18-200mm lens became a 35-200mm lens and did not work on auto focus at all….  I told hubby the sad news and started thinking of ways to get a new lens or get this one fixed…

Today I went to Studio 22 to buy my new lens.  The salesman at Studio 22 told me that if I tweeted a photo of my product and my invoice number for this purchase I stand a chance to win an Canon 6D….

I read the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne and I learned that if you dream, visualize and think of something you really want you can have it. In my case it did not fall in my lap I had to buy it, but in both instances the money to buy my equipment were made available.