One of the jobs that Theo really loves to do at my parents house is watering the vegetable plot. Partly because it feels like a grown-up job that he can do by himself and partly because it gives him the power of a garden hose!
It doesn’t matter how many times we tell him not to point the hose at us (and particularly the camera) he just cannot resist it. My camera (a Nikon D7100) is weatherproof and is supposed to stand up to an occasional soaking without any problems, but I have never been quite confident enough to test that theory until recently. However things are changing slightly, I’m getting a tiny bit more relaxed about my SLR because I’m plotting an upgrade.
No matter how many times I tell myself I’ll be staying with a camera for a long time, there is always a tipping point around the two year mark where I start craving the capacities of the next model and right on cue it’s happened again. My next move will be to a full-frame camera, a switch I briefly flirted with two years ago before I got cold feet and ran back to the safety of a cropped frame model.
Summer is a time when we all get excited about taking photos again, but ultimately it’s when we all retreat inside our houses as the shorter days arrive in the autumn that we really start to test the capabilities of our cameras. I have decided that my personal cut off date to upgrade to my next camera model is October 23rd. It’s two days before the end of British summertime, but also more importantly it’s the date that baby number two is due…