I got an amazing deal on a used Canon Digital SLR on Craig’s List a few weeks ago. You’ll be happy to know that I left pies entirely out of the negotiating process this time. I bought it from an MIT student from India. I know a good omen when I see it. While he was demonstrating the camera’s numerous features, I peppered him with personal questions about his mother’s cooking. By the time he was done, I would have paid whatever he asked, but the price we settled on was more than fair.
Anyway, I’m still figuring out how to use it. Aperture and ISO and f-stops.
It’ll be a while before I have the stomach to spring for the all-important, much-coveted Sigma macro lens that gives you those juicy up-close shots that you see on Smitten Kitchen and the like. But with great power comes great responsibility. And I don’t think the world is quite ready to put that kind of power into these hands.