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So, itís my sonís christening this weekend at my wifeís parentsí church. My camera bag is a shoulder bag and will take the E3 + 2 lenses. There is a badger sett in the woods just up the road from their house and the badgers are active during the day and reasonably indifferent to walkers on the nearby footpath. They are therefore an ideal photo opportunity for Saturday morning.

While packing my bag I pulled the Sigma 135-400mm and my trusty 50-200 SWD, weighed up the pros and cons of each, couldnít decide between them and put them both into the bag with the E3. Job done, bag full, off to bed.

At about 0300 I woke with a sudden start: Itís a major day in my sonís life on Sunday but I am deliberating over which telephoto lens will be best for capturing badgers on the Saturday morning to such an extent that I havenít packed an ďeventĒ lens. At 0700, out comes the 135-400 and in goes the 12-60... Phew! Difficult ďall that camera gear and why donít we have photos of the ladĒ conversation on averted.

Has anybody else been so enthused by their pictures that the family takes a back seat in their mind?

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So, itís my sonís christening this weekend at my wifeís parentsí church. My camera bag is a shoulder bag and will take the E3 + 2 lenses. There is a badger sett in the woods just up the road from their house and the badgers are active during the day and reasonably indifferent to walkers on the nearby footpath. They are therefore an ideal photo opportunity for Saturday morning.

While packing my bag I pulled the Sigma 135-400mm and my trusty 50-200 SWD, weighed up the pros and cons of each, couldnít decide between them and put them both into the bag with the E3. Job done, bag full, off to bed.

At about 0300 I woke with a sudden start: Itís a major day in my sonís life on Sunday but I am deliberating over which telephoto lens will be best for capturing badgers on the Saturday morning to such an extent that I havenít packed an ďeventĒ lens. At 0700, out comes the 135-400 and in goes the 12-60... Phew! Difficult ďall that camera gear and why donít we have photos of the ladĒ conversation on averted.

Has anybody else been so enthused by their pictures that the family takes a back seat in their mind?

Nick
Er, all the time

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+1 guilty as charged
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My camera is a key part of my family.

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Er, all the time

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Umm, yes. Same here.
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Re: Oops!

Oh yes... our 1st married argument on our Honemoon in Rome went along the lines of

Me "why are you rushing through Rome?"
Her "what is the picture count for today?"
Me "ermmmmm...."
Her "Yes! It's about time you put that B**** camera down and paid me some attention"

"Yes Dear"

I have shortened and cleaned up some of the statements

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That's why I have another half. She NEVER lets the family take a back seat!
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Re: Oops!

Nick you must get your priorities rite. Badgers first, you may not get a better oportunity. At the do just stand further back and say you prefer to shoot candids instead of formal shots, hope the day goes well, regards, Ian W.
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On our honeymoon, the second night, SWMBO awoke in the middle of the night to find me, stark naked, at the hotel window taking a picture of the fishing fleet coming in at Lochinver. Somehow she has never forgottten this.
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Nick

You seem to be missing the obvious.
You just need a bigger camera bag
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Re: Oops!

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So, itís my sonís christening this weekend at my wifeís parentsí church. My camera bag is a shoulder bag and will take the E3 + 2 lenses. There is a badger sett in the woods just up the road from their house and the badgers are active during the day and reasonably indifferent to walkers on the nearby footpath. They are therefore an ideal photo opportunity for Saturday morning.

While packing my bag I pulled the Sigma 135-400mm and my trusty 50-200 SWD, weighed up the pros and cons of each, couldnít decide between them and put them both into the bag with the E3. Job done, bag full, off to bed.

At about 0300 I woke with a sudden start: Itís a major day in my sonís life on Sunday but I am deliberating over which telephoto lens will be best for capturing badgers on the Saturday morning to such an extent that I havenít packed an ďeventĒ lens. At 0700, out comes the 135-400 and in goes the 12-60... Phew! Difficult ďall that camera gear and why donít we have photos of the ladĒ conversation on averted.

Has anybody else been so enthused by their pictures that the family takes a back seat in their mind?

Nick
I shall be there with the E5 and 12-60 so you're welcome to borrow that. Might put the 300mm in too just in case we can snap the badgers after the service.
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